2 Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning
The University reserves the right to review the credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning for prior learning policy in respect of the BD degree each year. These regulations, therefore, relate only to applications for the BD degree received between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012.
See the Glossary for definition of 'credit' and 'accreditation of prior learning'.
No credit transfer or accreditation of prior learning will be granted unless an application has been made in accordance with the instructions given on the University of London International Programmes website. Applicants are required to pay the credit transfer or accreditation of prior learning application fee.
See www.londoninternational.ac.uk for procedures and deadlines for applying for accreditation of prior learning.
All applications are considered on an individual basis and credits and accreditation of prior learning awarded are at the discretion of the University.
A student who satisfies the entrance requirements for the BD degree (Old regulations) and who is appropriately qualified may be considered for credit transfer in respect of specified courses. An application cannot, however, be considered after a student has made entry to the examination for the subject(s) concerned.
Where credit is given, the mark obtained for the subject previously studied may be carried forward to the student's record and will contribute towards their award, in accordance with the scheme for award.
The University will produce a final transcript detailing the courses for which credit transfer was awarded and the year of study.
Accreditation of prior learning (APL)
A student who satisfies the entrance requirements for the BD degree and who is appropriately qualified may apply for accreditation of prior learning mapped against specified courses. An application will be considered on the basis of successfully completed studies at an appropriate level.
A student who is awarded accreditation of prior learning for a specific course is considered to be exempt from this course. This means that the student is considered to have completed the course for the purposes of progression within the programme.
APL will be awarded on the basis of studies completed within the last ten years.
Regulations set by Professional and Accrediting Bodies may impose further restrictions to the amount of accreditation of prior learning that is recognised. Students should seek further advice with regards to their specific programme.
No APL is awarded from any subject of the Diploma.
APL is at the discretion of the University and may not be permitted for all programmes. Where APL is permitted, a student can only be considered for up to one third of the programme award concerned.
APL can only be awarded for whole named courses, not for part of a course.
APL is normally only awarded for whole course equivalent to FHEQ Level 4, but may arise from prior learning mapped against Levels 5, 6 or 7.
A decision to give APL is valid for a limited time only and as indicated in the University's confirmation of APL. If a student does not enter an examination within this period, the offer of APL will lapse and it will be necessary to make a fresh application.
An offer of APL is valid only for the particular programme of study and course for which the offer has been awarded. APL will no longer be valid if the programme is withdrawn before the student registers. A student who transfers their registration to another programme may be required to submit another application for accreditation of prior learning.
A student may not study again, and is not permitted or required to be examined in, the courses against which APL has been mapped and granted.
The mark obtained for a course, for which APL has been granted, will not be carried forward to the student's record and will not contribute towards the award.
Applications for APL cannot be considered after a student has entered the examination for the relevant course.
If a student has failed an examination for a course, they may not at a later stage apply for APL from the failed course.