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BA (Hons) Architecture with Year in International Business (UK and Amsterdam)

The Board, at its meetings of 9 December 2019 and 27 January 2020, agreed to grant prescription to Northumbria University’s BA (Hons) Interior Architecture with Year in International Business (UK and Amsterdam, 4-years, full time) with the Postgraduate Certificate in Interior Architecture (1 semester, full time) for the period 9 December 2019 to 31 January 2021.

The Board further agreed to grant prescription to Northumbria University’s BA (Hons) Architecture with Year in International Business (UK and Amsterdam) (4 years, full time) for the period 9 December 2019 to 1 June 2021.

Prescription of the above qualifications is subject to the standard conditions set out in section 13.1 of the Board’s revised Procedures, namely:

  1. Northumbria University’s BA (Hons) Interior Architecture with Year in International Business (UK and Amsterdam) (4 years, full time) together with the Postgraduate Certificate in Interior Architecture (1 semester, full time) qualification should be prescribed for the period 9 December 2019 to 31 January 2021.Northumbria University’s (Hons) Architecture with Year in International Business (UK and Amsterdam) (4 years full time) qualification should be prescribed for the period 9 December 2019 to 1 June 2021;
  2. Prescription of the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture with Year in International Business (UK and Amsterdam) (4 years, full time) together with the Postgraduate Certificate in Interior Architecture (1 semester, full time) qualifications shall be by reference to the Programme Specifications, submitted with the application of 28 January 2015. Prescription of the BA (Hons) Architecture with Year in International Business (UK and Amsterdam) (4 years, full time) shall be by reference to the Programme Specification, submitted with the application of 1 August 2016. No changes may be made to the title of any course or qualification or substantial change to the content so defined within the aforementioned Programme Specifications (allowing for normal course development) without first obtaining the written permission of the Board;
  3. Annually by 31 January, the institution shall be required to provide the Board with information of the nature set out in Appendix 2 of the Procedures for the Prescription of Qualifications (November 2019) to enable the Board to see that:
    • All its Criteria and the relevant requirements set out in Article 46 (or Article 47) of the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive [2005/36/EC] have been attained by all students/candidates awarded the prescribed qualification;
    • Adequate systems are in place to ensure that all the Board’s Criteria will be met by students/candidates for the period of prescription;
    • The institution’s resources remain as set out in its application and are adequate; and
    • All of the factors referred to at Sections 10.2 and 10.3 of the Procedures continue to be demonstrated, and any conditions of prescription continue to be met.
  1. The institution will ensure that appropriate procedures will be maintained so that all students undertaking a prescribed qualification are fully informed of the extent of the application of that qualification to entitlement to registration as an architect in circumstances in which the student lacks a required antecedent qualification e.g. Part 2 without Part 1.
  2. Following each and every set of examinations, the institution shall be required to submit to the Board its pass lists of graduating cohorts to have received the prescribed award(s).

 

The Board noted that there was sufficient evidence in the material submitted in support of the application as supplemented by the institution’s additional explanations to enable it to be confident that:

 

  • the course proposal, including the educational aims, the intended learning outcomes, the assessment criteria etc., have been designed with the clear aim of ensuring that all those who receive the qualification meet all the Criteria;
  • the institution has adequate systems in place to ensure that students awarded the qualification meet all the Criteria; and
  • the institution has adequate resources to maintain and where appropriate increase the achievements of students in meeting the Criteria.

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