As part of the RVC’s goal to be a leading innovator in the delivery of high quality programmes in veterinary education and associated subjects, the College will continue to expand and consolidate its portfolio of programmes targeted at those involved in the delivery of veterinary science and services.  

The design, development and approval of taught courses at the RVC is governed by the College’s Academic Quality Assurance and Enhancement procedure for the Design and Approval of Courses, which includes details of the College’s processes for:      

  • The design and development of new course proposals
  • The approval of new course proposals and of changes to existing courses
  • The implementation of new courses post-approval
  • Review of this procedure.  

The Design and Approval of Courses procedure may on occasion run in parallel with the College’s process for Module Development and Approval. Where both these processes/procedures apply this is made clear at the appropriate points within the documents.   

The Design and Approval of Courses procedure may also be considered in conjunction with the College’s procedure for Collaborative Provision, to which extensive links are included in this procedure.  

Supplemental forms to be used during the course approval process are hyper-linked to within the Design and Approval of Courses procedure and are also available below.

Design and Approval of Courses – Forms

RVC New Programme Approval Form (Stages 1A and 1B)

Investment Appraisal Form - please contact RVC Finance (Learning and the Student Experience team) for this form

New Risk Assessment Tool (Collaborative)

New Risk Assessment Tool (non-Collaborative)

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