Programme Committees and the Administration of IAPT Programmes

CEDAR Administration Team:

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Staff Student Liaison Committee Meetings

Programme members are able to participate in the running of the programme through participation in Staff-Student Liaison Committee meetings. These will be held once per term where the programme team will meet with the trainee representatives and for some SSLC committee meetings, Lived Experience Group members to discuss general issues in programme delivery.

SSLC meetings will consider any changes made to programme delivery dependent upon previous module evaluations. The Programme Lead will report to the Director of Clinical Training or Director of Programmes within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Assessment, Progression and Awarding Committees (APACs)

A Board of Examiners will meet at the end of each programme to recommend awards. The Board comprises the Programme Lead and the External Examiner(s). It is chaired by the Director of Clinical Training, in accordance with University procedures.

Results of students who have successfully completed the programme will be sent for ratification at the Vice Chancellor’s Executive Group meeting. Results of students who are unsuccessful will be considered at a Consequences of Failure Board.  This Board will make recommendations for the consequences of failure for individual students.  These recommendations will be approved (or otherwise) by the College Associate Dean for Education, who will submit recommendations to the Dean of Faculty for final approval.

On occasions the information contained within this programme handbook regarding programme governance and assessment may be different to that agreed at the wider college and university level. Such differences are due to the specific training and educational requirements encountered with programmes, in particular those required as part of the professional body accreditation process, the delivery of national curriculums and requirements of the SHA tender processes. Where there are differences, information contained within this programme handbook should take precedence.

It should be noted that you will not officially complete the programme until your award has been approved at this Board and approved by the Vice Chancellor’s Executive Group.