Court Theatre Training Company (CTTC) has undergone a Higher Education Review (Alternative Providers) by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher
Education (QAA)
and has received its final report, which is available in full here

CTTC Higher Education Review (Alternative Providers)

Judgements The QAA review team formed the following judgements about the higher education provision:

  • The maintenance of the academic standards of awards offered on behalf of the degree-awarding body meets UK expectations.

  • The quality of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.

  • The quality of the information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations.

  • The enhancement of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.

Good practice The QAA review team identified the following features of good practice.

  • The 'buddy system' promotes effective student induction and provides continuing support and development for both participants over the duration of the programme (Expectation B4).

  • The range of professional experience and currency of staff which helps students develop essential industry competencies (Expectation B4).

  • The mission-led immersion in a working theatre environment and the programme of enhancement activities which together promote employability (Enhancement).

Recommendations The QAA review team makes the following recommendations. By May 2018:

  • articulate and make available the process by which students can initiate a complaint at CTTC (Expectation B9).

By July 2018:

  • clarify and publish for students, the role and status of the non-assessed modules in the context of the validated programme (Expectations B1 and C)

  • strengthen the approach to module and course evaluation to enable effective and systematic monitoring of CTTC provision (Expectation B8).

The CTTC Action Plan developed in response to the QAA HER Report can be found here. This Action Plan has been developed by the Senior Management Team in conjunction with the Student Representatives/Company Managers from both student cohorts. It also involved consultation with representatives from our validating partner, Buckinghamshire New University.


Page last updated and signed off 14 May 2018.