The Quality Assurance Manual outlines the policies and procedures concerned with the management of taught courses leading to awards made by the University of South Wales (USW). It applies equally to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) and covers all provision carrying USW credit at level 3 and above in the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW).
The University has collaborative arrangements with partner organisations both within the UK and overseas. Responsibility for academic standards and quality assurance remain with the University. Many of the standard quality processes (for example: annual monitoring; course approval and review and the use of external examiners) outlined in the Quality Assurance Manual apply equally to collaborative provision. They are supplemented by the guidance in the Quality Manual for Collaborative Provision.