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Making changes to courses

Find out about making changes to course pages, such as routine updates and major revisions.

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Understanding course changes

You may want to make changes to an approved course, for example as a result of feedback from students or external examiners, or in response to changes in the discipline.

To ensure that you comply with Consumer Marketing Authority law we recommend that changes are proposed in good time and that you consult existing and prospective students to ensure they are not adversely affected.

To discuss a proposed change or course revision, please contact CADQ by email at

You will also need to submit the making changes to courses form.

Making updates to courses

Routine updates

Routine changes to modules as part of regular updating to ensure that currency is maintained is the responsibility of your course committee (or equivalent). All changes should be recorded on the NTU making changes to courses template. The completed template, along with the minutes of the approving committee and any updated course documentation, must be submitted to NTU for notification.

Major revisions / modications

Significant changes to courses need to be approved by the University.

You should first submit the completed making changes to courses template to CADQ for an initial assessment of any potential business implications for the University. This will help to determine the nature of approval required and  a further business evaluation will be required where business implications are identified,

Modifications are approved by the Academic Collaborations and Partnerships Sub-Committee (AcaPSC). You should submit revised course documentation to CADQ three weeks in advance of the meeting date.

Major revisions are approved either by AcaPSC or by a Course Design Sprint. This decision will be made by the University. A deadline for submission of revised course documentation will be jointly agreed.

Support and guidance

CADQ is able to advise on the approval process for modifications and major revisions, and to provide iterative feedback on draft documentation where required. The appointed academic liaison tutor can advise the course team on proposed changes, and should be consulted prior to submission of the revised documentation.

Please contact us by phone on +44 (0)115 848 2100 or by email at