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Tameside College Access and Higher Education

Beaufort Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 6NX, UK
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Key Information Set

The information provided below is part of the Key Information Set (KIS) requirements as set out by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HFCE). Tameside College is committed to giving students and the wider public access to a wide range of information about our higher education programmes.

What are KIS?

Key information Sets (KIS) are sets of standardised information about undergraduate courses designed to be compared across higher education institutions (HEIs).

The Wider Information Set has three categories:

  1. Information on institutional context
  2. Information about aspects of courses and awards
  3. Information on the quality and standards of programmes

1. Information on institutional context

The College Mission Statement can be found here:

Strategic Statement on the higher education provision at Tameside College and the College’s HE Strategic Plan 2013-14 - 2016-17 can be found here:
HE Strategic Plan 2013-14 - 2016-17

Our Quality Assurance Procedures and Policies are listed here:


Tameside College’s HE Access & Participation Statement can be found here:
HE Access & Participation Statement

Tameside College’s HE Terms and Conditions for 22-23 can be found here:
Higher Education Terms and Conditions

2. Information about aspects of courses and awards

More detailed information about each programme on offer and the programme specification is available here:



3. Information on the quality and standards of programmes

Documents detailing Programme Approval, Monitoring and review procedures; External Examining Procedures and Policies for Student Complaints, Appeals and Representations are available internally on the College Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Employer Links

The College has strong relations with local and national business networks and other stakeholders which inform strategic decision making on curriculum offer. Senior personnel attendance at strategic network groups such as Tameside Enterprise Group, Tameside Business Collaboration Group, Greater Manchester Chamber, BACH and other regional and sub-group meetings e.g. National Forum for Engineering Centres, Sector Skills meetings; leads to specific local intelligence on the performance of companies which influences specific curriculum developments.