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Module Outlines 

TEIs choose which modules they will deliver for each of the programmes they offer, in line with the requirements set out in the programme specifications.

Each Common Awards module has a module outline that sets out key information such as the module title, credit value, teaching content, and learning outcomes. The information in the module outline forms a 'core' that all TEIs must include in their modules; this ensures comparability and consistency across Common Awards programmes, but also enables TEIs to tailor individual modules to their particular context, expertise, or student body.  

While the learning outcomes remain fixed, TEIs are permitted to choose the methods of teaching and learning, the assessment patterns and learning hours for each module, as well as the suggested reading for students. TEIs can also choose their bibliographies for the module. See our guidance on creating bibliographies for more information. Some of this information is detailed in TEI Module Overview Tables to provide an overview of how the module will be taught and assessed at each TEI. See our page on TEI Programme Documents for approved TEI Module Overview Tables. 

All modules are allocated a unique 'module code' (e.g. TMM1501). The module code enables the University and TEIs to identify modules; this is particularly important for the processes of module registration and marks entry. 

For more on how TEIs can propose new modules, make suggested changes to existing modules, or seek approval to add a module to your curriculum, see our Curriculum Development page. Only once a module has been approved for inclusion in the Common Awards framework will the module outline be published for use and allocated a module code.