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Creating programme specifications for different audiences

Margaret Harrison (Margaret Harrison is a Principal Lecturer at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education and course leader for degree courses in Environmental Management, Geography, Human Geography and Physical Geography.)

Quality Assurance in Education

ISSN: 0968-4883

Article publication date: 1 December 2000


This article takes as its starting point the notion that information has to be customised for different user groups and shows how different types of programme specification might be created for different audiences. It describes three types of programme specification: a template version written for an academic audience; free format version written for a student audience; and a summary statement written for an employer audience. It also examines the potential for linking programme specification details to online course admission profiles. It concludes that programme specification has the potential to be a valuable aid to communication between academics, students and employers.



Harrison, M. (2000), "Creating programme specifications for different audiences", Quality Assurance in Education, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 180-189.




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