Annually, each programme team considers what adjustments can be made to the programme in response to the views of colleagues internally and externally, feedback from learners and graduates, and an analysis of student performance data.
This is undertaken to ensure the ongoing relevance, currency and quality of the programme content, teaching, learning and assessment practices. While small changes are made regularly to our programmes in response, the only way to make significant changes to a programme is through a formal re-validation process.
This can be triggered at any point by the programme team if there are major changes required. However, as part of our QAES and requirements from QQI, we have to revalidate each programme after five years of being delivered.