Actions and Detail Panel
Competition and Markets Authority - Course Management: What you need to kno...
Thu 8 June 2017, 10:00 – 11:30 BST
Since 1 October 2015, under Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) requirements, pre-contract statements made by or on behalf of an institution (for example, on its website, in its prospectuses or at its open days) about the courses or services it provides which are subsequently relied on by students in entering into a student contract with the institution will be treated in law as a term of the contract. This means that anything said or any information provided to prospective students could potentially form part of the student contract and the institution will be at risk of breaching the contract if it does not then deliver the particular course or service in the way it has promised.
It is important that academic and administrative course teams are aware of the CMA requirements for course and unit management. This briefing will provide some background information on CMA and course management, and inform you of the important points to consider (dos and don'ts) and steps to follow when discussing courses with applicants, making changes to or closing courses and units.
This briefing is particularly relevant to all academic staff, course administrators and school managers.