UCEM’s taught degree awarding powers renewed for a further six years

Posted on: 15 November, 2018

The Privy Council has renewed UCEM’s taught degree awarding powers (TDAP) for a further six years.

The higher education institution was informed of the renewal, which will come into force from 1 January 2019 and last until 31 December 2024, on Tuesday.

The decision is a major boost for UCEM and reconfirms the high quality of its programmes and its value as one of the UK’s leading online higher education providers.

UCEM Deputy Principal, Jane Fawkes commented: “We are delighted to have had our taught degree awarding powers renewed for another six years.

“It is great recognition of the quality of our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes – a further endorsement following on from our recent successful QAA and Ofsted monitoring visits.

“The renewal of UCEM’s taught degree awarding powers is pivotal to the institution’s status as an independent higher education provider. We plan to submit our application for permanent degree awarding powers at the earliest available opportunity under the Higher Education and Research Act 2017.”

UCEM first gained taught degree awarding powers in 2012 when operating as The College of Estate Management. The powers continue to enable UCEM to validate its own programmes as an independent institution, having in years previously had its programmes validated by the University of Reading and the Open University.