As long as no prospective student has been issued with or accepted an offer, a programme can be withdrawn with minimal risk. This is because no binding contract will have been formed with any prospective student, as it is the point at which an offer is accepted that a binding contract is formed. In these circumstances, Marketing are able to remove the programme (or the ability to apply for the programme) from the website.
In the case of undergraduate programmes, Admissions can also ensure that the withdrawal is reflected on the UCAS website. Prospective students (i.e. enquirers and applicants) will need to be contacted immediately once the withdrawal has been formally approved. You should work with your College Marketing Team to develop the communication, which can be sent using the CRM system (contact your College Marketing team for further information).
Please note, the undergraduate prospectus is published more than 18 months before the corresponding intake. For example, for September 2021 entry the prospectus is published in January 2020.