The University’s Apprenticeship Steering Group is responsible for managing the portfolio of Apprenticeships, ensuring proposals for new Apprenticeships fit with the University’s Apprenticeship 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 Apprenticeship, 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 be either 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 Apprenticeship 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 Steering Group (rather than UQAC) for final approval.