Quality & Standards: Guides
Please click on a relevant section below to view quality and standards guides.
Annual Monitoring Report Process+
An Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) must be produced for all programmes (internal and collaborative) leading to an award of the University. Details of the internal AMR process can be found by clicking on the links below. For collaborative AMR templates please click on the collaborative provision menu link on the left hand side.
The documentation available on this web page provides guidance to AMR authors and to other colleagues involved in managing the annual monitoring process.
Further advise on annual monitoring is available from the Academic Enhancement Unit (Janet Flexney - Quality Enhancement Officer) or from Faculty Quality Teams (see the Faculty contact for advise link on annual monitoring below for contact details).
The Guidelines for External Examiners provide an overview of the key features of the processes relating to external examining of programmes leading to Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) awards and have been written to comply with the LJMU Academic Framework 2012-13, and to align with the UK Quality Code for Higher Education Chapter B7: External examining (revised October 2011).
The guidelines relate to all taught provision at LJMU and its partner institutions, and to all such programmes leading to LJMU awards made by other awarding bodies. Information is provided in the guidelines regarding the key duties and responsibilities of external examiners which should be discussed and agreed at local levels as to how these will be executed.
LJMU external examiners are expected to read this guidance in order to familiarise themselves with the University’s expectations of their role. Please direct any comments or queries about these guidelines to Trish Barker, Head of Quality & Standards (email@example.com)
Please see the links below for the guidelines and other relevant documentation.
Process guidance for LJMU staff
The documentation available below provides guidance to LJMU staff on managing the External Examining process.
Programme Validation and Review+
Definition of Programme Validation
Validation is the qualiy assurance process used to scrutinise a proposed programme of study in order to assure Academic Board that it meets the University's expectations of standards and quality. Validation is conducted through a process of peer review whereby a panel, that is constituted to be both informed and impartial, considered a proposal for a new programme in order to confirm that it meets the required standards and offers high quality learning opportunities for students.
Definition and Principles of Programme Review
Programme Review is the periodic scrutiny of a programme to ensure that:
- Critical evaluation of all aspects of the programme has been undertaken
- School and institutional support is sustainable
- The outcomes of external scrutiny have been addressed
- Consideration has been given to national sect and subject developments
Links to documentation
To see a summary of the changes made to the Validation and Programme Review manuals for 2012/13 please click here. To see guidance on the provision and updating of informaton about programmes please click here.
Internal Programme Validation
Validation of new Programmes Procedures Manual 2012-13 (word document)
Programme Validation Templates
Internal Programme Review
Programme Review Procedures Manual 2012-13(word document)
Programme Review Templates
ProdCat Guidance Notes
QAA Guidelines for preparing Programme Specification
Guidance on completing a Programme Specification for a Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) Programme
Integration of the World of Work Skills Certificate Process+
Integration of the World of Work Skills Certificate Process Please click here to view the staff fact sheet regarding Undergraduate curriculum enhancement and the World of Work programme.
Ofsted / Training Development Agency (TDA)+
For further information please contact Debbie Bracy on 0151 231 5307 or firstname.lastname@example.org, who is based within the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure, I.M.Marsh Campus.
Programme and Module Guides+
Module Guide Template
Programme Guide Template (Undergraduate)
Guidance for Staff - Module Guides
Guidance for Staff - Programme Guides
Guidance for Approvers
For further information, please contact Carol Swaisland on 0151 231 8076 / 5217 or C.A.Wurcbacher@ljmu.ac.uk