In these web pages, and in Common Awards documentation and discussions, you'll find a lot of acronyms, initialisms, and other abbreviations. *
Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy: successful completion of the University Teaching: Core Skills programme confers the right to apply for these post-nominal letters.
The Accreditation of Prior Learning
The Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning
The Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning
Academic Progress Notice
Annual Self Evaluation
Board of Examiners
Common Awards Management Board
Common Awards Management Committee within each TEI (though note that this may not be the name of the committee used internally, within the TEI).
Common Awards Student Survey
Cumbria Christian Learning
Continuing Implementation Group: a committee drawn from NMT and the TEIs which works on changes to the Common Awards curriculum.
Computing and Information Services
Curriculum, Learning and Assessment Service (the office in Durham University where the Common Awards administrative team is based).
Church Mission Society
Church of England
(Institute for) Children, Youth & Mission
Durham Centre for Academic Development: the University department that delivers the University Teaching: Core Skills programme.
Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group
Eastern Region Ministry Course
Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
Full-Time Equivalent (where, for example, two half-time students add up to one FTE)
General Data Protection Regulation
Global Majority Heritage
Higher Education Academy (also known as Advance HE)
Key Skill: a category of the Programme Learning Outcomes for all Common Awards programmes.
Luther King Centre
The University's Learning and Teaching Handbook
Ministry Development Team (part of the Church of England's central bureaucracy). Formerly known as National Ministry Team.
Module Overview Table (also known as the T4)
Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment: the virtual learning environment used by the majority of Common Awards TEIs.
National Ministry Team (part of the Church of England's central bureaucracy). Now known as Ministry Development Team.
National Student Survey
Office for Students
Office of the Independent Adjudicator
Periodic External Review
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
Quality and Formation panel: NMT's committee overseeing the quality of ordination training.
Quality and Standards Committee
Serious Adverse Circumstances
Society of College, National and University Libraries: scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme.
South Central Theological Education Institution
Scottish Episcopal Institute
Subject Specific Knowledge: a category of the Programme Learning Outcomes for all Common Awards programmes.
Subject Specific Skills: a category of the Programme Learning Outcomes for all Common Awards programmes.
Standard Validation Contract (between each TEI and Durham University)
South West Ministry Training Course
Template 3: the programme regulations for each programme validated for delivery by TEIs.
Template 4: the Module Overview Table for each programme validated for delivery by TEIs.
Template 5: the curriculum mapping of each programme validated for delivery by TEIs.
Template 9: the list of staff contributing the delivery of Common Awards programmes in each TEI.
Template 11: the Church Pathways Form used by TEIs to seek approval from the CofE for programme and curriculum developments.
Theological Education Institutions
Theological Educators Network: partners in the organisation of the Common Awards Staff Conference.
Theology, Ministry and Mission
United Kingdom Minority Ethnic
University Liaison Officer
Virtual Leaning Environment (more commonly known as Moodle)
Yorkshire Theological Education Partnership
* Both acronyms and initialisms are formed by selecting letters (normally initial letters) from other words. In an acronym, these letters make a new pronounceable word (like 'SCONUL'); in an initialism, these letters are pronounced as individual letters (e.g., 'TEI' – pronounced tee-ee-eye).