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Collaborative Partners

Nottingham Trent University works in collaboration with a range of organisations to deliver Higher Education provision.

The University’s definition of collaborations and partnerships is based on that used by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and is:

Educational provision leading to a University award, or to a specific credit towards a University award, delivered and / or supported and / or assessed through an arrangement will a partner organisation

NTU engages in a range of types of collaboration and partnerships as follows.


  • Validation Service

    Describes an arrangement where a partner institution delivers its own courses to its own students at its own premises. The courses are validated and awarded by Nottingham Trent University.

    Our current Validation Service partners

  • School-based provision

    Includes franchise, joint delivery, joint/double degrees, dual degrees and joint/double MPhil/PhD awards.

    Our current school-based collaborative partners


  • An articulation arrangement

    Facilitates entry with advanced standing from another institution to a University course. Advanced standing is granted to regular cohorts of students completing a period of study on a named course at a named partner.

    Current articulation arrangements

  • Distance delivery

    Describes an arrangement whereby a course is wholly delivered and assessed by the University at another organisation's premises

    Our current distance delivery partners

Other types of partnerships include Foundation Degree Progression and School Centred Initial Teacher Training.

Please note: The information above is updated on a regular basis and is correct at the time of publication (dates shown on the pdf documents).

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