Wider Information Set

At Yeovil College and Yeovil College University Centre, we are committed to making it easier for students and the wider public to access the information about ourselves and our courses. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has specified the information they expect Higher Education providers to provide online or by request. This information forms part of a Wider Information Set (WIS). More information on the WIS can be obtained directly from HEFCE.


What is the purpose of the Wider Information Set?


  • To inform the public about the quality of HE, and in particular, help provide potential students with information that will help them make an informed choice about what and where to study
  • To help provide evidence to contribute to quality assurance processes in institutions (specifically review by the QAA)
  • To help provide information that institutions can use to enhance the quality of their HE provision.
  • The information and links below will help you find out about our institutional aims, objectives, values and partnerships.

  • Information about Yeovil College University Centre as an Institution

  • Mission Statement
  • College Organisation Structure
  • Yeovil College University Centre Organisational Structure
  • Up to the minute information via Twitter and Facebook

  • Information about our Centre, Programmes and Awards

  • General information about Yeovil College University Centre and our HE Undergraduate or Postgraduate Programmes
  • YCUC Teaching and Learning Strategy
  • Recognition of Prior Learning Process

  • Partnerships with Awarding Bodies

    The College and Yeovil College University Centre work with three Higher Education Institutions (HEIs):

  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of the West of England
  • Bournemouth University

  • These HEIs validate all Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate qualifications with Yeovil College University Centre Quality and Academic Regulatory methodologies meeting the requirements of the awarding institutions in addition to consistently aligning with the requirements of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). The quality framework employed through all aspects of academic operations ensures the effective maintenance of academic standards across all forms and level of award, in addition to a means by which alternations to current practice can be enhanced.


    Further to the HEIs listed above Yeovil College University Centre provides a range of Higher Education qualifications awarded by Edexcel, in addition to those provided by professional/chartered organisations through a process of Non-Prescribed Higher Education. These additional qualifications include:

  • Higher National Certificates/Diplomas
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) – Awards, Certificates and Diplomas
  • Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Level 7 Extended Diplomas
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Higher Apprenticeships (Level 4 and 5)

  • In all cases the delivery, teaching, learning, assessment, verification and moderation of academic standards are the responsibility of Yeovil College and Yeovil College University Centre, in line with the agreed programme specifications, aims and objectives. Final verification is confirmed through the use of external examiners and the confirmation of standards by the awarding body.


    Information about the Quality and Standards of our Programmes

  • Latest QAA Review of Higher Education provision at Yeovil College/University Centre Yeovil
  • All programmes and principles at University Centre reflect the standards outlined by the QAA UK Quality Code
  • The Quality Code gives all Higher Education providers a shared starting point for setting, describing and assuring the academic standards of their Higher Education awards and programmes and the quality of the learning opportunities they provide. We use it to design policies for maintaining academic standards and quality.


  • Information relating to Students / Enhancement
  • YCUC Student Charter
  • YCUC Student Service Standards
  • Learner Support
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Board of Studies
  • YCUC Student Shout

  • External Examiners

    External examining provides one of the principal means for maintaining UK threshold academic standards within autonomous Higher Education institutions. External examining is therefore an integral and essential part of institutional quality assurance. At the Yeovil College University Centre, we make scrupulous use of the reports external examiners provide to both assure quality and standards and to help identify opportunities for enhancement. Reports are fully discussed with Student Representatives as part of Programme Team Meetings, with responses to External Examiners filed and incorporated into action-planning processes for all courses.