Other specialist templates, such as FE College Partnerships services agreements, tripartite agreement templates and exclusivity clauses are available from the Collaborations and Partnerships Group upon request.
The Collaborations and Partnerships Group is responsible for the drafting and approval of all such written agreements but will need to liaise with faculty colleagues in order to establish exact requirements. We will manage the process for obtaining the signatures of both parties and thereby executing the agreement, in line with University guidance on timescales for the signing of written agreements for partnerships and collaborative provision.
Please explore the sections below to view guidance and access forms and templates.
This guidance document provides internal and external colleagues with an overview of the University’s strategic approach to collaborations and partnerships.
Planning and due diligence is the process by which the University assures itself of the benefit of the proposal to the University including the reputation and suitability, financial standing and legal status of the prospective partner.
The institution-to-institution process whereby the University assures itself of an external body’s suitability to be a collaborating partner. Recognition is required for franchise and validated arrangements. It is not required for off-site delivery.
The process by which the University assures itself that a scheme or course can be appropriately managed and delivered by a recognised institution. Validation is required for all collaborative provision arrangements, i.e., off-site, franchise, provision developed by a partner and presented for validation.
This guidance document details the University’s approach to establishing and maintaining collaborative provision with a partner institution to deliver courses through a franchise arrangement.
Academic Approval is the formal process all University schemes and courses in strategic planning approval undergo in order to ensure the quality and standards of the awards. This is undertaken through a system of peer review by a panel of academic staff, including external subject specialists, as appropriate.
Courses must be in academic approval before they are either franchised to a partner or delivered at premises other than the main University campuses.
This is the process by which the University periodically assures itself of the continuing validity and relevance of the course through a broader review of the provision offered.
This guidance outlines the principles and processes related to material published on behalf of the University.
This guidance outlines the role and key responsibilities of a Collaborative Delivery Co-ordinator.