Last updated: 22 June 2022.


Our new curriculum design process comprises 3 workshops and some team working. This is listed below.

The course team must:

  1. attend an introductory workshop run by Quality.
  2. complete a learning outcome mapping exercise. This should be sent to the CELT for comment and advice at least 2 weeks before the curriculum design workshop.  The document is an excel spreadsheet and you should read the first tab, which informs you of the actions required and when. At this stage, you only need to complete the spreadsheet labelled FHEQ and other standards. This allows you to map your course learning outcomes at each level and any PSRB or apprenticeship standards against the FHEQ level outcomes. You should however, also look at the Assessment mapping form to help inform your actions during the curriculum design workshop.
  3. Book onto a workshop using Eventbrite
  4. Bring the learning outcome mapping form, the assessment mapping form and any existing documentation, record of change (reapprovals), and student feedback (reapprovals) to the curriculum redesign workshop. Whenever possible, particularly with new courses, external expert(s) and student representatives should attend with the course team.

The curriculum design workhsop lasts for 3 hours, at the end of which the team will agree an action plan to complete their mapping of skills development, formative and summative assessment and in which modules the Level learning outcomes will be assessed This will be used to inform the necessary paperwork for the final Quality workshop.  The action plan should include completion of the module level learning outcome mapping (on the learning outcome mapping spreadsheet) and the assessment mapping form.

Thereafter, the completed documentation is submitted to the quality office for approval.  The process is summarised in the diagram here.


Useful documentation

Learning outcomes mapping form

Assessment mapping form

UWL Graduate Attributes

Critical thinking framework

Interconnected curriculum – skills and attributes

Assessment and Feedback policy

Authentic assessment

Diana Laurillard’s conversational theory explained

Toolkit for the Inclusive and  Engaging Learning and Teaching

Threshold concepts

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

Outcome classification descriptions for FHEQ Level 6

Benchmark statements

Apprenticeships standards



[1] Laurillard’s Conversational Model explained.pdf