A. Each course includes a clear statement of what the learner can hope to achieve on successful completion.

B. The methods, materials and support offered by the course are sufficient to achieve the intended outcomes.

C. Each course starts from a clearly stated level of ability and facilitates learner progress to a greater level of ability.

D. Statements that the level of ability inherent in the outcome can be matched to a nationally-agreed level of qualification are supported by appropriate evidence.   When courses lead to degrees then those degrees are properly validated.

E. Where time limits for course completion are imposed by the provider, they are clearly stated, along with any possible extensions to this and related cost implications.

F. Any assessments set by the provider during or on completion of a course are appropriate and adequate to ensure a proper assessment of the learner’s ability and achievements to date, and the results communicated to learners.

G. Documentary confirmation of outcomes is available where appropriate to all learners on course completion.  

H. Where the outcome of a course is the declared competence to sit examinations offered, or be otherwise assessed, by another external organisation, the learner is informed of this, and of the respective responsibilities of provider and applicant, prior to enrolment.

I. The course and its objectives are placed in a wider educational, vocational & professional context.