Market Exit Strategy
College strategy for course withdrawal or College closure
The College endeavours to deliver courses and programmes of study in accordance with the description set out in the prospectus. However, in the event of withdrawal of any course(s), or the planned closure of the College, the following strategy will be followed to ensure a managed and orderly exit.
- Teaching out:
In the event of the discontinuation of any undergraduate course(s), or the planned closure of the College, the College would endeavour to teach out a maximum of 2 years to enable full time students to complete their qualification. Part-time students would be taught for a maximum of 2 years to either complete their course of study, or to complete a full time equivalent academic year with a credit to transfer to an alternative provider.
College would endeavour to teach out the MA programme for a maximum of 2 years to enable all students to have the opportunity to complete the MA programme.
- Student transfer:
For any student wishing to transfer to an alternative provider offering a suitable replacement course either during, or at the end of, the teaching out strategy set out above, the College would use reasonable endeavour to assist and support with a referral to another provider.
- Student welfare
The welfare of students would take a high priority during such changes. The College would endeavour to provide students with information and guidance in relation to the circumstances they face, and to provide assistance in referring students to other alternative providers who offer suitable replacement courses. The College would work with the University of Cumbria to ensure that any student would be provided with a formal record of their achievement.
Produced: April 2023