At Yeovil College and Yeovil College University Centre, we are committed to making it easier for students and the wider public to access the information about ourselves and our courses. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has specified the information they expect Higher Education providers to provide online or by request. This information forms part of a Wider Information Set (WIS). More information on the WIS can be obtained directly from HEFCE.
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Information about Yeovil College University Centre as an Institution
Information about our Centre, Programmes and Awards
Partnerships with Awarding Bodies
The College and Yeovil College University Centre work with three Higher Education Institutions (HEIs):
These HEIs validate all Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate qualifications with Yeovil College University Centre Quality and Academic Regulatory methodologies meeting the requirements of the awarding institutions in addition to consistently aligning with the requirements of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). The quality framework employed through all aspects of academic operations ensures the effective maintenance of academic standards across all forms and level of award, in addition to a means by which alternations to current practice can be enhanced.
Further to the HEIs listed above Yeovil College University Centre provides a range of Higher Education qualifications awarded by Edexcel, in addition to those provided by professional/chartered organisations through a process of Non-Prescribed Higher Education. These additional qualifications include:
In all cases the delivery, teaching, learning, assessment, verification and moderation of academic standards are the responsibility of Yeovil College and Yeovil College University Centre, in line with the agreed programme specifications, aims and objectives. Final verification is confirmed through the use of external examiners and the confirmation of standards by the awarding body.
Information about the Quality and Standards of our Programmes
Information relating to Students / Enhancement
External examining provides one of the principal means for maintaining UK threshold academic standards within autonomous Higher Education institutions. External examining is therefore an integral and essential part of institutional quality assurance. At the Yeovil College University Centre, we make scrupulous use of the reports external examiners provide to both assure quality and standards and to help identify opportunities for enhancement. Reports are fully discussed with Student Representatives as part of Programme Team Meetings, with responses to External Examiners filed and incorporated into action-planning processes for all courses.
Research and Scholarship
The Journal of Research in Higher and Further Education
The Journal of Research in Higher and Further Education 2014