Regional Teaching Partnerships

Policies, Procedures and Guidance

There are a number of policy, procedure and guidance documents which support the delegation of responsibilities as agreed for the Regional Teaching Partnerships. Standard forms to be used in conjunction with these policies and procedures are also listed.

Please note: Any forms (e.g. Outline Planning Permission forms) must be processed through the standard College procedures for Lancaster University programmes, and not sent directly to the University.  If you need any further assistance, please contact, in the first instance, the member of staff at your College who liases with the University on such matters.

1. Regional Teaching Partnership Handbooks

Blackpool and The Fylde College Regional Teaching Partnership Handbook

2. Admissions

Guidance note on the Recognition of Prior Learning

Recommendation for the award of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) (PDF) (Word)

3. Programme Design, Development and Approval


Guidelines for the design of Foundation Degrees and Honours top-up years
Staffing Statement

Programme Validation and Revalidation

Revalidation and Validation: Processes and Procedures

Validation procedures: Blackpool College Foundation Degree and Lancaster University top-up degree

Fast Track Revalidation Procedures
Outline Planning Permission Form (Validation) (PDF)

Outline Planning Permission Form (Revalidation) (PDF)

Guidance on programme documentation for validation and revalidation

Table on indicative hours for teaching and learning activities (PDF) (Excel)
Validation Report Template (PDF) (Word)
Revalidation Report Template


Programme and Module Amendment

Programme and Module Amendment Procedures
Major Amendment Form (PDF) (Word)
Module Amendment Form (PDF) (Word)

Programme Closure

Programme Closure Report Form (PDF) (Word)

4. Programme Monitoring and Review

Monitoring and Review Procedures and Guidelines

Annual Programme Review Report: Procedures and Guidelines

Annual Programme Review Appendix: Staffing for the programme (template) (PDF) (Word)
Annual Quality Report Template (PDF) (Word)

5. Programme Consultants

Information regarding consultancy at Lancaster's Regional Teaching Partnerships

6. Assessment

Regional Teaching Partner Assessment Regulations 2020-21

Blackpool & The Fylde College Award Regulations/Appendices 2020-21

Blackburn College Award Regulations/Appendices 2020-21‌

External examiner information, procedures and regulations

7. Complaints and Appeals

CoP complaints and appeals protocols

CoP complaints and appeals flowchart

8. HE Apprenticeship Guidance Document

Blackpool & The Fylde College