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​​​​​​​The partnerships we offer​

​​​We understand that not everyone is able to come to us to study and that students wanting to study a University of Gloucestershire programme come from a variety of backgrounds and have​ varying levels of experience. This is why we work closely with carefully selected partners to deliver our degrees at several UK and overseas​​ locations.​

When students apply to study, they can also apply for existing learning and achievements to be recognised to avoid any duplication of previous learning. We have agreements in place with a number of partners to guarantee progression and recognise entry with advanced standing onto specific courses. ​

Our academic partners collaborate with us to deliver validated study programmes taught at schools and colleges around the world.​​

Below is an overview of the types of programme available and the partnerships in place to deliver them.​

Franchised Provision​

A franchised programme is the result of the university approving an academic (collaborative) partner organisation to deliver an existing University of Gloucestershire undergraduate or postgraduate award-bearing programme. The university retains overall responsibility for the programme's content, learning and teaching and assessment strategies, the assessment regime and the quality assurance arrangements.​

Validated Provision​

A validated programme is one that has been designed and developed by an academic (collaborative) partner, but has been approved by the university to lead to a University of Gloucestershire award. The programme is subject to University of Gloucestershire regulations and quality assurance processes.​​

UK and International ​Ac​ademic P​artners

UK

Partner name Approval & Review Information Partner Type Courses Offered
Bath College Initial Approval: May 2018
Last Review Date: N/A
Next Review Date:TBC
Validated provision
  • FdSc Sport, Coaching and Exercise Science
  • FdA Creative Enterprise (due to commence Sept 2020)
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies - International Foundation Year for The Creative Industries (subject to validation)
Cathedrals Workshop Fellowship Initial Approval: October 2015
Last Review Date: 2016/17
Next Review Date:2021/22
Validated provision
  • Foundation Degree: Applied Historic Building Conservation and Repair
Central Film School Initial Approval: March 2013
Last Review Date: 2015/16
Next Review Date:2021/22
Validated and Franchised Provision
  • BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking (2YFTR) (validated)
  • BA (Hons) Screenwriting (2YFTR) (validated)
  • MA Directing Fiction (validated)
  • MA Social Impact Documentary Filmmaking (validated
  • MA Visual Effects (validated) (subject to validation)
  • MA Film Making (franchised) (to commence September 2019)
City of Bristol College Initial Approval: June 2011
Last Review Date: 2014/15
Next Review Date:2018/19
Validated Provision
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling No further recruitment
GASH Initial Approval: July 2014
Last Review Date: N/A
Next Review Date:2018/19
Validated Provision
  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary) No further recruitment
  • Professional Certificate in Education (Secondary) No further recruitment
Gloucestershire College Initial Approval: Pre-2006
Last Review Date: 2014/15
Next Review Date:2019/20
Validated Provision
  • Foundation Degree Early Years Studies (validated)
  • Foundation Degree Therapeutic Counselling (validated)
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Initial Approval: February 2014
Last Review Date: N/A
Next Review Date:2018/19
Validated Provision
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Optical Coherence Tomography Capture
  • University Certificate in Grading for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
  • University Certificate in Imaging for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Optical Coherence Tomography
  • University Diploma in Optical Coherence Tomography Interpretation
Gower College Swansea Initial Approval:
February 2018
Last Review Date:N/A
Next Review Date:2021/22
Validated and Franchised Provision
  • FdA Spa Management (validated)
  • FdSc Community Work and Employability (validated)
  • FdA Events Management (franchised)
  • FdA Fashion and Textiles Design (franchised)
  • Cert HE Musical Theatre (franchised)
  • BA (Hons) Spa Management (Level 6) (franchised) (subject to delivery approval)
Institute for Children Youth and Mission Initial Approval:
June 2008
Last Review Date:2014/15
Next Review Date:2019/20
Validated Provision
  • BA (Hons) Contextual Ministry and Practical Theology No further recruitment
  • BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work and Practical Theology No further recruitment
  • MA Professional Practice & Practical Theology No further recruitment
  • Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MA Ministry, Mission & Professional Studies No further recruitment
  • Postgraduate Diploma/MA Youth and Community Work & Practical Theology (JNC) No further recruitment
INTO (London) Initial Approval:
January 2013
Last Review Date:2015/16
Next Review Date:2020/21
Validated Provision
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies - accounting & Finance
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies - Art & Design
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies - Business, Management & Law
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies - Hospitality, Events & Tourism
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies - Science & Engineering
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies - Social Sciences & Media
  • Certificate of Higher Education - Business
  • University Diploma - Banking & Finance
  • University Diploma - Business Administration
  • Graduate Diploma - Banking & Finance
  • Graduate Diploma - Business Administration
Markfield Institute of Higher Education Initial Approval:
June 2006
Last Review Date:2012/13
Next Review Date:N/A
Validated Provision
  • Research Degrees - no further recruitment
Moorlands College Initial Approval:
February 1996
Last Review Date:2014/15
Next Review Date:2019/20
Validated Provision
  • BA (Hons) Applied Theology
  • BA (Hons) Applied Theology (Youth & Community Work)
  • MA Applied Theology
  • MA Language, Community and Development
New College Swindon Initial Approval:
September 2015
Last Review Date:N/A
Next Review Date:2019/20
Franchised Provision
  • Foundation Degree Person Centred Health Care Practice
  • FdSc Sports Coaching and Development
  • FdSc Cyber Security
  • FdSc Health and Social Care
Norland College Initial Approval:
May 2008
Last Review Date: Next Review Date:2019/20
Validated Provision
  • BA (Hons) Early Years Development & Learning
Queens Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education Initial Approval:
January 2011
Last Review Date:N/A
Next Review Date:N/A
Validated Provision
  • Research Degrees - no further recruitment
Redcliffe College Initial Approval:
March 1998
Last Review Date:2014/15
Next Review Date:2017/18
Validated Provision
  • MA Contemporary Missiology
  • PG Cert/PGDip/MA Field Linguistics
  • MA Global Leadership in Intercultural Contexts
  • PG Cert/PGDip/MA Literacy Programme Development
  • PG Cert/PG Dip/MA Member Care
  • MA Leadership in a Complex World
Royal Agricultural University Initial Approval:
April 2015
Last Review Date: N/A
Next Review Date: 2019/20
Validated Provision
  • Research Degrees: MA, MSc, MPhil, PhD
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College Initial Approval:
November 2012
Last Review Date: 2014/15
Next Review Date: 2019/20
Franchised and Validated Provision
  • Foundation Degree Computer Games Design and Development (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Dance (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Digital Media Production (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Drama and Performance (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Early Childhood Studies (validated)
  • Foundation Degree Education & Learning (Franchised)
  • Foundation Degree Fashion & Textiles (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Fine Art (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Football Coaching & Performance (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Game Art (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Graphic Design (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Media Special Effects & Theatrical Make-up Design (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Musical Theatre (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Photography (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Physical Education and Fitness (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Zoological Management (Validated)
  • BA (Hons) Applied Arts (Validated)
  • BA (Hons) Art History (Validated)
  • BA (Hons) Drama & Performance (Level 6) (Validated)
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art (Level 6) (Validated)
  • BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Level 6) (Validated)
  • BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Level 6) (Franchised)
  • BA (Hons) Specialist Make-Up Design (Level 6) (Validated)
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (2 YFTR) (Franchised)
  • BSc (Hons) Zoological Management and Conservation (Level 6) (Validated)
Swindon College Initial Approval:
June 2015
Last Review Date: N/A
Next Review Date: 2019/20
Validated Provision
  • BA (Hons) Advanced Make-Up, Hair, and Prosthetics (Level 6)
Warwickshire College Group Initial Approval:
June 2011
Last Review Date: 2013/14
Next Review Date: 2018/19
Validated Provision
  • BA (Hons) Business, Strategy and Management (Level 6)
  • BA (Hons) Counselling (Level 6)
  • BA (Hons) Digital Film Production (Level 6)
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art and Contemporary Cultures (Level 6) (no recruitment September 2019)
  • BA (Hons) Games Art (Level 6)
  • BEng (Hons) Engineering (Level 6)
  • William Booth College Initial Approval:
    April 1998
    Last Review Date: 2014/15
    Next Review Date: 2019/20
    Validated Provision
  • Diploma of Higher Education Salvation Army Officer Training
  • Yeovil College Initial Approval:
    September 2008
    Last Review Date: 2014/15
    Next Review Date: 2019/20
    Validated and Franchised Provision
    • Foundation Degree Childhood Studies, Care & Education (Validated)
    • Foundation Degree Childhood Studies, Care & Education (Validated)
    • Foundation Degree Fine Art (Validated)
    • Foundation Degree Graphic Design (Validated)
    • Foundation Degree Media (Validated)
    • Foundation Degree Photography (Validated)
    • Foundation Degree Sports Coaching and Fitness (Validated)
    • BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy (Level 6) (Franchised)
    • BA (Hons) Childhood Studies, Care & Education (Level 6) (Validated)
    • BA (Hons) English with History (Validated)
    • BA (Hons) History with English (Validated)
    • BSc (Hons) Social Work (Yeovil) (Franchised)

    Hong Kong

    Partner name Approval & Review Information Partner Type Courses Offered
    THEi Initial Approval:
    N/A
    Last Review Date: N/A
    Next Review Date: 2022/23
    Franchised Provision
    • MA Landscape Architecture

    Malaysia

    Partner name Approval & Review Information Partner Type Courses Offered
    Peninsula College Initial Approval:
    January 2010
    Last Review Date: 2014/15
    Next Review Date: 2019/20
    Franchised Provision
    • BA (Hons) Accounting & Financial Management Studies (Levels 5 & 6)
    • BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies (Levels 5 & 6)
    • BA (Hons) Logistics Management
    • Master of Business Administration

    Sri Lanka

    Partner name Approval & Review Information Partner Type Courses Offered
    IDM Initial Approval:
    November 2018
    Last Review Date: N/A
    Next Review Date: 2021/22
    Franchised Provision
    • BSc Cyber Security (Level 6)
    • MBA (Masters Stage only)
    • BSc Computing (Level 6)
    • BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy (Level 6)

    Vietnam

    Partner name Approval & Review Information Partner Type Courses Offered
    UEF Initial Approval:
    September 2016
    Last Review Date: N/A
    Next Review Date: N/A
    Franchised Provision
    • BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management (Levels 5 & 6) (commencing 2019)
    • BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics (Levels 5 & 6) (commencing 2019)
    UEL Initial Approval:
    May 2016
    Last Review Date: N/A
    Next Review Date: N/A
    Franchised Provision
    • BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance (Levels 5 & 6) (not commenced)
    • BA (Hons) Business and Management Studies (Levels 5 & 6) (not commenced) BA (Hons) International Business Studies (Levels 5 & 6)

    Zimbabwe

    Partner name Approval & Review Information Partner Type Courses Offered
    Open Learning Centre Initial Approval:
    July 2010
    Last Review Date: 2013/14
    Next Review Date: 2018/19
    Validated Provision
    • Postgraduate Certificate Financial Management
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Business Administration (Master's Stage)