Wider Information Set (WIS)

Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD) acknowledges the value of publishing information about its higher education provision.

As well as programme information, we are pleased to publish information which will inform the public about higher education, and may help provide potential students with information so that they can decide whether or not to make an application to study with us.

The information below meets the expectations of the Wider Information Set (WIS), as required by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). If you are searching for a particular piece of information, and are unable to locate it, please contact us weare@ccad.ac.uk

Information is provided on institutional context; about aspects of programmes and awards; and about the quality and standards of programmes .


Strategic Plan

FE Performance League Tables 

Ofsted report

CCAD Learning Teaching Assessment Strategy 2014-2017

The College’s quality assurance policies and processes are contained within the AUB Quality Assurance Handbook (2015-16)

Partnership information

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) validates awards offered by Cleveland College of Art & Design (first cohort entering 2012/13). Arts University Bournemouth holds ultimate responsibility for the standards and quality of these awards, and the detailed arrangements are set out in a Memorandum of Understanding signed by both institutions.


Cleveland College of Art & Design prospectus, programme information and programme specifications . which provide more detail about the programmes including information about learning and teaching strategies, and lists the modules to be taken, are available through the website.

Employers input into programmes at CCAD, in a variety of ways. Programmes have an Industrial Liaison Group (ILG), which comprises key employers within the industry and advise the programme teams both on developments within the discipline, and on the skills required by graduates. In addition, employers are invited to contribute to programme development (both at validation and at periodic review), and an employer representative will usually be part of the validation or periodic review panel.

Employers also make contributions to programmes by offering live projects (and, for instance, joining the panel which reviews the outcomes), or by giving specialist lectures.

Information on the quality and standards of programmes 

AUB’s Quality Assurance Handbook contains the procedures for programme approval, monitoring and review. It also contains procedures for external examination. The outcomes of these processes are considered by the HE Quality & Academic Standards Committee, and are available on request once they have been approved by the Committee.

The  Undergraduate Student Complaints Procedure,  Undergraduate Academic Appeals Policy  and Procedure and Undergraduate Academic Dishonesty (Cheating) Policy and Procedure can be accessed through the staff and student portal, and are available on request.