The University’s Degree Apprenticeship Steering Group is responsible for managing the portfolio of Degree Apprenticeships, ensuring proposals for new DAs fit with the University’s DA strategy.
- Before completing a new programme proposal form or programme modification form, an Approval in Principle form (AiP) needs to be completed. The AiP form must specify which process is being used to create the DA, either the exceptional programme modification or the new programme proposal process.
- The AiP is submitted to the Steering Group, having been signed off by the Head of School and College Director of Education, in agreement with the Head of College.
- Assuming the AiP is approved by Steering Group, the full programme paperwork can then be developed and the programme can be promoted to employers. This paperwork will either be the new programme proposal (the standalone new programme proposal) or an exceptional programme modification.
- The standard approval route for new programme proposals or exceptional modifications is then followed: the relevant forms and programme specification for the DA need to be submitted to the School Education Committee (or equivalent), College Quality Assurance and Approval Committee (CQAAC), and then College Board (for all new programme proposals and for exceptional modifications only if College Board scrutiny is deemed to be necessary).
- The paperwork will then be re-submitted to the Degree Apprenticeship Steering Group (rather than UQAC) for final approval.