The Flexible Delivery Enhancement Theme ran alongside the Employability Theme from 2004.  The aims of this Enhancement Theme was to:

  • address the need to create a learning environment that improves the efficiency and effectiveness of the Scottish higher education sector
  • take forward the learner-centred agenda
  • transform the way higher education institutions in Scotland considered flexible delivery in programme delivery, learning and curriculum design.

Project strands


There were three strands of work carried out during the Flexible Delivery Enhancement Theme:

  • a global scan of case studies from key institutions that have established expertise in innovative methods of flexible delivery
  • a series of five workshops, exploring different strategic aspects of flexible delivery
  • six commissioned development projects.

Institutional engagement report



Development project reports


Supporting the development of the flexible curriculum: Staff development pack

Publication Date: 19 Dec 2005

The staff development pack was developed as part of the Enhancement Theme for Flexible Delivery. The pack was produced during the Supporting the development of the flexible curriculum: flexible entry and flexible programmes project.

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 355 KB

Supporting the development of the flexible curriculum: Flexible entry resource pack

Publication Date: 15 Dec 2005

This Flexible entry resource pack was developed as part of the Enhancement Theme for Flexible Delivery. The pack was produced during the Supporting the development of the flexible curriculum: flexible entry and flexible programmes project.

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 1185 KB

A practical guide to providing flexible learning in further and higher education

Publication Date: 05 Oct 2006

This guide is intended to introduce and describe a shareable model of flexible learning which can be used to support discussions about the kind of learning and teaching provided by institutions. This work was commissioned as part of the Flexible Delivery Enhancement Theme.

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 1076 KB