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Posted: 17/05/08

Higher Education Curriculum Reaches New Heights

The HE Team, and tutors from four areas within the college, are celebrating this week as they learn that the 26 new awards submitted to Leeds Metropolitan University have now been successfully validated.

At the beginning of this month, the HE team put all hands on deck to collate and present the validation paperwork – a mammoth task in itself - in readiness for the panel event.

The panel consisted of the chair, Professor Maria Tighe, from Leeds Metropolitan University, as well as other representatives from the university, and a range of local employers and external academics who carefully scrutinised our proposed new awards. Happily, each and every one of the awards was approved, and teams are now working on the final conditions and development of the programmes. This new suite of Foundation Degree awards, which will commence this September, offer an extensive range of study choices in the following curriculum areas:

  • Computing
  • Business Management
  • Administration
  • Sports
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Public Services (awards for employers)

In addition to this, we are delighted to announce that we have also had the BA(Hons) Business and Management degree formally validated to run from September 2009.

Principal Asha Khemka is immensely proud. “This is an impressive extension to an already successful HE portfolio and shows just how the College is growing and indeed thriving. This additional provision will enhance not only the range of the College’s University level provision, but the opportunities for furthering the knowledge and aspirations of students for many years to come.”

Associate Director for the HE Curriculum, Eleanor Taylor, is jubilant. “This development is a really significant one – the college, with the support of our partner universities, is committed to offering a real option to study on university-level courses within our local communities, and I’m thrilled that the efforts of both tutors and managers at the college, and of our colleagues at Leeds Met’s Regional University Network, have ensured the success of the approval process. We are all looking forward to welcoming our first students onto the courses in September.”