Two years earlier, it was granted taught degree awarding power
Higher-level skills training also features, the college having acquired Taught Degree Awarding Powers
(TDAP) that make it a higher education institute in its own right.
NCG, which runs Newcastle College and Sixth Form, has been granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers
by the Privy Council.
It was awarded Taught Degree Awarding Powers
in 2007 when it became Newman University College and in 2010 started its first major redevelopment since launching in the 1960s.
As part of the transaction, the buyer may also pay a further GBP4m if RDI is being granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers
(TDAP) by the British government.
For instance, to gain Taught Degree Awarding Powers
(which was given automatically to the polytechnics by legislation) now takes about two years and involves up to 100 visits by independent assessors appointed by the Quality Assurance Agency.
lt;BNCG, the education group behind Newcastle College, has been awarded taught degree awarding powers
by the Privy Council
Foundation degree awarding powers creates a platform for us to forge ahead with our plans for taught degree awarding powers
and gives us the opportunity to provide students with degrees that will give them the skills to get jobs and progress in their careers.
On a visit to the college yesterday Ms Hutt announced to staff that the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education has approved the Institute's application for taught degree awarding powers
The West Midlands now has another institution with taught degree awarding powers
to complement existing provision and to increase the range of possibilities for prospective students.
They will also reflect the diversity of the sector by allowing institutions with taught degree awarding powers
, but not research degree awarding powers to apply for university title.
Principal Pamela Taylor said: "We are delighted to have been awarded taught degree awarding powers
as this reflects both the unequivocal quality of our degrees and the high level of work carried out at Newman.