Academic Quality


CSVPA is a private education provider.

From a legal perspective Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts (CSVPA) is a trading division of Cambridge Arts and Sciences Limited (“CASL”), which also contains the trading entity CATS College Cambridge. Cambridge Arts & Sciences Limited (CASL) is a private limited company incorporated in England and Wales and registered with Companies House under company number 03454690 and having its registered office at Kett House, Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2JH

CASL is owned by Cambridge Education Group Colleges Limited, which is in turn owned by Cambridge Education Group.

The higher education programmes delivered at CSVPA are validated by Kingston University, Falmouth University, University of the Arts London Awarding Body and Trinity College London. The further education programmes delivered at CSVPA are accredited by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body.

Governance at the school is defined by:

  • the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) UK Quality Code
  • our university partner Academic Regulations
  • CEG Board of Governors (in alignment with the Committee of University Chairs (CUC) Higher Education Code of Governance, “A Joint Understanding of Good Governance” (ISI) and the “Governance Handbook” (DfE).

Click here for diagram of commitee structure

Click here for table detailing all CSVPA committees


Board of Governors

The directors of CASL have legal responsibility for CSVPA and CATS Cambridge including compliance with UK company law and all other relevant laws, regulations and codes of practice and act as the governing body of CASL.  The governing body is unambiguously and collectively accountable for institutional activities, taking all final decisions on matters of fundamental concern within its remit.

The directors of CASL, through the CEG Executive Committee, have established a committee responsible for the operation of CSVPA under the name of CSVPA Board. The role of CSVPA Board is to ensure CSVPA continues to develop and operate as a critical, cohesive academic community with a commitment to the assurance of standards supported by effective quality systems.

CSVPA Board reports through its Rector to the CEG Executive Team.

Membership of CSVPA Board:
Core membership of the Board: CSVPA Rector (Chair), CASL Finance Business Partner, Marketing Director of CSVPA , Director of Student Recruitment, Provost, Student Liaison Officer , Director of Operational Quality and HR Business Partner.

The following are invited to the Board at regular intervals to report on and discuss matters specific to their areas of responsibility: Group Director of Property & Operations, Compliance Business Partner, Operations Manager, Head of Student Administrative Services and senior CEG IT representatives.


Academic Governance and Management:

Academic Board

Academic Board was established by CSVPA Board to demonstrate academic governance of its standards in operation and provide a focus for the development of its academic strategies and policies. It is supported in fulfilling its responsibilities by three other committees: Academic and Student Affairs Committee (ASAC); Academic Planning and Resources Committee (APRC); and, Research and Enterprise Committee (REC). The Academic Board meets four times a year.

Membership of Academic Board

Rector, Provost (Chair), Dean of HE Academic Programmes (Vice Chair), Dean of L3 Academic Programmes, Head of ESL, Dean of Students, Compliance Business Partner, Digital Learning Officer, Head of Student Administrative Services, Attendance Manager, Elected HE Course Director, Elected L3 Course Leader, Research Coordinator, External Quality Advisor, Two elected members of academic staff and two student representatives.


Academic Regulations & Policies

CSVPA Policy Documents

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Student Handbook

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University Partner Academic Regulations

Kingston University Academic Regulations: click here

Falmouth University Academic Regulations: click here


External Examiners

Tony Rosella
John Ingledew 
Tracy Tomlinson 
Hywel Davies  

Other Agencies

Cambridge Arts & Sciences Ltd  - CSVPA have the following other designations and licenses: