Collaborative Provision

Staffordshire University is committed to working with partner organisations to raise aspirations and improve progression into Higher Education. Collaborative partnerships enable the university to extend its provision locally, nationally and internationally.

The university recognises that collaborative activity poses particular challenges for the assurance and maintenance of academic standards and the management and enhancement of the student experience. The university seeks to address these issues by providing clear guidance to both university and partner staff. Wherever possible the quality assurance and enhancement policies set out elsewhere on this website clarify how they should be applied within the context of collaborative provision.

This page provides access to additional policies and associated documents focussing specifically on the management and quality assurance of collaborative provision.  These policies are aligned with Chapter B10 of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education: Managing Higher Education with Others.


Register of Collaborative Provision

  1. Register of Collaborative Provision (PDF, file size: 234.94KB)



  1. Annual Monitoring of Collaborative Partnerships (PDF, file size: 368.68KB)

  2. Approval and Monitoring of Partner Marketing and Publicity Material (PDF, file size: 270.09KB)

  3. Approval of a New Site of Delivery for an Existing Partner Institution (PDF, file size: 142.27KB)

  4. Approval of New Staff for Franchised and Validated Partnership Provision (PDF, file size: 101.11KB)

  5. Dual Award Policy Statement (PDF, file size: 371.35KB)

  6. Dual Award Programmes: Course Manager Role Descriptor (PDF, file size: 131.99KB)

  7. Dual Award Programmes: Joint Management Committees (PDF, file size: 140.39KB)

  8. Establishing a Collaborative Partnership (PDF, file size: 253.81KB)

  9. Link Tutors: Appointment and Responsibilities (PDF, file size: 96.15KB)

  10. Procedure for Partnership Review (PDF, file size: 159.18KB)

  11. Quality Assurance Arrangements for Courses Not Delivered in the English Language (PDF, file size: 83.49KB)


Associated Forms and Documents

  1. Approval of a New Site for an Existing Partner - Outline Proposal (DOCX, file size: 49.43KB)

  2. Approval of a New Site for an Existing Partner - Visit Report (DOCX, file size: 51.39KB)

  3. CV Template (DOC, file size: 84KB)

  4. Initial Notification Form (DOCX, file size: 90.05KB)

  5. Initial Panel Comments Form for Partnership Review (DOCX, file size: 53.6KB)

  6. Link Tutor Report Template (DOC, file size: 167.5KB)

  7. Partner Annual Summary Report – Form A (DOCX, file size: 37.95KB)

  8. Partner Annual Summary Report – Form B (DOCX, file size: 17.93KB)

  9. Partner Staff Approval Form (DOCX, file size: 51.01KB)

  10. Record of Marketing/Publicity Material (DOCX, file size: 49KB)

  11. Responsibilities Checklist (DOC, file size: 282.5KB)

  12. University Examiner Application Form (DOC, file size: 200.5KB)

  13. University Examiner Extension to Tenure Form (DOC, file size: 162.5KB)

  14. University Examiner Report Form (DOC, file size: 196.5KB)

  15. Course Manager Visit Report Form (DOCX, file size: 61.57KB)