Quality & Standards

At Moulton College, we value the transparency of our processes, an approach designed to help us govern quality assurance and enhancement at all times.

As a provider of Higher Education, Moulton College undergoes a number of external review processes that assist in safeguarding public interest in sound standards of Higher Education qualifications. Such processes also help us to work towards continuous improvement in the management quality and the provision and delivery of our Higher Education programmes.

Organisations responsible for carrying out external reviews within the Institute include:

  • HEFCE
  • OFSTED
  • The National Student Survey
  • University of Northampton
  • Pearson

Higher Education Quality Handbook

The Higher Education Quality handbook is a collection of documents and acts as a central referral point for staff, employers, partner organisations and prospective or current students to access if further information is required regarding a range of Higher Education issues.

These documents are designed to give you an insight into the Codes of Practice, regulations, policies and guidelines that exist at Moulton College for all matters relating to Higher Education. Higher Education relates to programmes of Level 4 or above such as HE Certificates, Higher Nationals, Foundation Degrees, Honours Degrees and Post Graduate awards.

Section A Academic Quality Governance

Section A1 Academic Quality Governance
Section A2 Academic Board Terms of Reference
Section A3 Academic Standards and Quality Committee Remit
Section A4 Learning Teaching Enhancement Committee Remit
Section A5 Employer Engagement & Marketing Group Remit

Section B Course Design, Management & Enhancement

Section B1 Course Development Policy
Section B2 Course monitoring Code of Practice
Section B3 Course Committees Code of Practice
Section B4 Periodic Subject Review Process
Section B5 Higher Education Admissions Policy
Section B6 Assessment Principles

Section D Regulations

Section D1 University of Northampton Academic Regulation
Section D2 Higher Nationals Coursework Policy July 2017
Section D3 BTEC-Centre-Guide-to-Assessment-L4-7
Section D4 Pearson Assessment Board Regulations July 17
Section D5 Moulton College HE Complaints Policy

Section E Public Information

Section E1 Threshold Standard for HE Course and Module Information

Section F Ethical Approval

Section F1 Ethics Principles for Research Involving Human Participation
Section F2 Research on Moulton College Commercial Facilities
Section F3 Moulton College Ethical Approval Form May 2017

OIA Annual Statements

http://www.oiahe.org.uk/news-and-publications/annual-statements.aspx

Access and Participation: 

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Transparency Return 

The information published in this document shows:

  • The number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education
  • Courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants.
  • The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications.
  • The number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us.
  • The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their socio-economic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

Transparency return 2019 - Applications, offers, acceptances and registrations: 2018-19 entrants

For details of non-numeric values in the following tables, please see the 'Rounding and suppression' information which is detailed after the tables.  

Table 1a: Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants

Mode of Study Characteristic Characteristic split Number of applications Percentage of applications that received an offer Percentage of applications that  accepted an offer  Percentage of applications that led to a registration
Full Time Ethnicity BAME 30 DP 90% 85%
Full Time Ethnicity White 130 DP 80% 70%
Full Time EIMD quintile 1 and 2 100 94% 62% 53%
Full Time EIMD quintile 3 to 5 160 95% 54% 39%
Full Time Gender Female 140 96% 49% 36%
Full Time Gender Male 140 92% 63% 49%
Full Time Gender Other N N N N
Part Time Ethnicity BAME N N N N
Part Time Ethnicity White 30 DP 80% 70%
Part Time EIMD quintile 1 and 2 N N N N
Part Time EIMD quintile 3 to 5 30 DP 70% 60%
Part Time Gender Female N N N N
Part Time Gender Male N N N N
Part Time Gender Other N N N N
Apprenticeships Ethnicity BAME N/A N/A N/A N/A
Apprenticeships Ethnicity White N/A N/A N/A N/A
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 1 and 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 3 to 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Apprenticeships Gender Female N/A N/A N/A N/A
Apprenticeships Gender Male N/A N/A N/A N/A
Apprenticeships Gender Other N/A N/A N/A N/A

Table 1b: Detailed information on applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants

Mode of Study Characteristic Characteristic split Number of Applications Number of offers Percentage of applications that received an offer Number of offer acceptances Percentage of applications that  accepted an offer  Number of Registrations Percentage of applications that led to a registration   Split
Full Time Ethnicity Asian N N N N N N N   A
Full Time Ethnicity Black 30 DP DP N 90% N 90%   B
Full Time Ethnicity Mixed N N N N N N N   M
Full Time Ethnicity Other N N N N N N N   O
Full Time Ethnicity White 130 DP DP 100 80% 90 70%   W
Full Time Ethnicity Unknown 110 100 90% N 20% N DP   U
Full Time EIMD quintile 1 50 40 90% 30 60% N 50%   1
Full Time EIMD quintile 2 50 DP DP 30 65% 30 55%   2
Full Time EIMD quintile 3 50 40 90% 30 55% N 40%   3
Full Time EIMD quintile 4 50 DP DP 30 55% N 45%   4
Full Time EIMD quintile 5 60 60 95% 30 50% N 35%   5
Full Time EIMD quintile N/A N N N N N N N   NA
Full Time EIMD quintile Unknown N N N N N N N   U
Full Time Gender Female 140 130 96% 70 49% 50 36%   F
Full Time Gender Male 140 130 92% 90 63% 70 49%   M
Full Time Gender Other N N N N N N N   O
Full Time Gender Unknown N N N N N N N   U
Part Time Ethnicity Asian N N N N N N N   A
Part Time Ethnicity Black N N N N N N N   B
Part Time Ethnicity Mixed N N N N N N N   M
Part Time Ethnicity Other N N N N N N N   O
Part Time Ethnicity White 30 N DP N 80% N 70%   W
Part Time Ethnicity Unknown N N N N N N N   U
Part Time EIMD quintile 1 N N N N N N N   1
Part Time EIMD quintile 2 N N N N N N N   2
Part Time EIMD quintile 3 N N N N N N N   3
Part Time EIMD quintile 4 N N N N N N N   4
Part Time EIMD quintile 5 N N N N N N N   5
Part Time EIMD quintile N/A N N N N N N N   NA
Part Time EIMD quintile Unknown N N N N N N N   U
Part Time Gender Female N N N N N N N   F
Part Time Gender Male N N N N N N N   M
Part Time Gender Other N N N N N N N   O
Part Time Gender Unknown N N N N N N N   U
Apprenticeships Ethnicity Asian N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   A
Apprenticeships Ethnicity Black N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   B
Apprenticeships Ethnicity Mixed N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   M
Apprenticeships Ethnicity Other N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   O
Apprenticeships Ethnicity White N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   W
Apprenticeships Ethnicity Unknown N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   U
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   1
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   2
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   3
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 4 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   4
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   5
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   NA
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile Unknown N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   U
Apprenticeships Gender Female N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   F
Apprenticeships Gender Male N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   M
Apprenticeships Gender Other N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   O
Apprenticeships Gender Unknown N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   U

Table 2a: Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2017-18 qualifiers

Characteristic Characteristic split Percentage
Ethnicity BAME N
Ethnicity White 60%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 55%
EIMD quintile 3 to 5 60%
Gender Female 65%
Gender Male 55%
Gender Other N

Table 2b: Detailed information on attainment for 2017-18 qualifiers

Mode of Study Characteristic Characteristic split Headcount of classified First Degrees awarded Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as first class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as upper second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as lower second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as third class / pass Headcount of unclassified First Degrees awarded Headcount of other undergraduate awards   TRMODE Characteristic Split
Full Time Ethnicity Asian N N N N N N N   FT Ethnicity A
Full Time Ethnicity Black N N N N N N N   FT Ethnicity B
Full Time Ethnicity Mixed N N N N N N N   FT Ethnicity M
Full Time Ethnicity Other N N N N N N N   FT Ethnicity O
Full Time Ethnicity White 80 18% 38% 36% 8% N 30   FT Ethnicity W
Full Time Ethnicity Unknown N N N N N N N   FT Ethnicity U
Full Time EIMD quintile 1 N N N N N N N   FT IMD 1
Full Time EIMD quintile 2 N N N N N N N   FT IMD 2
Full Time EIMD quintile 3 N N N N N N N   FT IMD 3
Full Time EIMD quintile 4 N N N N N N N   FT IMD 4
Full Time EIMD quintile 5 N N N N N N N   FT IMD 5
Full Time EIMD quintile N/A N N N N N N N   FT IMD NA
Full Time EIMD quintile Unknown N N N N N N N   FT IMD UNKNOWN
Full Time Gender Female 50 20% 40% 30% 10% N 30   FT Gender 2
Full Time Gender Male 40 20% 25% 50% DP N N   FT Gender 1
Full Time Gender Other N N N N N N N   FT Gender 9
Part Time Ethnicity Asian N N N N N N/A N   PT Ethnicity A
Part Time Ethnicity Black N N N N N N/A N   PT Ethnicity B
Part Time Ethnicity Mixed N N N N N N/A N   PT Ethnicity M
Part Time Ethnicity Other N N N N N N/A N   PT Ethnicity O
Part Time Ethnicity White N N N N N N/A N   PT Ethnicity W
Part Time Ethnicity Unknown N N N N N N/A N   PT Ethnicity U
Part Time EIMD quintile 1 N N N N N N/A N   PT IMD 1
Part Time EIMD quintile 2 N N N N N N/A N   PT IMD 2
Part Time EIMD quintile 3 N N N N N N/A N   PT IMD 3
Part Time EIMD quintile 4 N N N N N N/A N   PT IMD 4
Part Time EIMD quintile 5 N N N N N N/A N   PT IMD 5
Part Time EIMD quintile N/A N N N N N N/A N   PT IMD NA
Part Time EIMD quintile Unknown N N N N N N/A N   PT IMD UNKNOWN
Part Time Gender Female N N N N N N/A N   PT Gender 2
Part Time Gender Male N N N N N N/A N   PT Gender 1
Part Time Gender Other N N N N N N/A N   PT Gender 9
Apprenticeships Ethnicity Asian N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP Ethnicity A
Apprenticeships Ethnicity Black N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP Ethnicity B
Apprenticeships Ethnicity Mixed N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP Ethnicity M
Apprenticeships Ethnicity Other N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP Ethnicity O
Apprenticeships Ethnicity White N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP Ethnicity W
Apprenticeships Ethnicity Unknown N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP Ethnicity U
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP IMD 1
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP IMD 2
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP IMD 3
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 4 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP IMD 4
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP IMD 5
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP IMD NA
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile Unknown N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP IMD UNKNOWN
Apprenticeships Gender Female N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP Gender 2
Apprenticeships Gender Male N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP Gender 1
Apprenticeships Gender Other N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N   APP Gender 9

Transparency return 2019 - Rounding and suppression

The data contained in the tables above (tables 1a, 1b, 2a and 2b) have been rounded and suppressed as follows:

Numerators and denominators have been rounded to the nearest 10. Where the numerator or denominator rounds to 20 or less, the data will be suppressed with an "N".

Percentages will be rounded according to the smallest, unsuppressed denominator with a given mode and characteristic. If the denominator rounds to:

  • 50 or less: percentages are rounded to 5%
  • 1000 or less: percentages are rounded to 1%
  • More than 1000: percentages are rounded to 0.1%

"N/A" is displayed where there is no provision in a given mode or level

"DP" indicates suppression for data protection reasons. This is applied where the numerator is two or less, or differs from the denominator by no more than two students.

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