2 Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning
See the Glossary for definition of 'credit' and 'accreditation of prior learning'.
The University reserves the right to review the credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning policy in respect of the BSc degree in Computing and Information Systems, BSc degree in Creative Computing, Diploma in Computing and Information Systems and Diploma in Creative Computing each year. These regulations, therefore, relate only to applications for these programmes received between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, as well as to current registered students.
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 BSc degree in Computing and Information Systems, BSc degree in Creative Computing, Diploma in Computing and Information Systems or Diploma in Creative Computing and who is appropriately qualified may be considered for credit transfer in specified courses. An application cannot, however, be considered after a student has entered for the examination in 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 subjects 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 BSc degree in Computing and Information Systems or the BSc degree in Creative Computing, and is appropriately qualified may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) mapped against courses to a total of four courses at Levels 1 and 2, of which not more than two may be at Level 2. There is no APL from courses at Level 3. An application will be considered on the basis of successfully completed studies at an appropriate level.
A student who satisfies the entrance requirements for the Diploma in Computing and Information Systems or Diploma in Creative Computing and has gained a pass in a mathematical subject at GCE 'AS' level or an equivalent examination may apply for APL from 001 Mathematics for business. APL will not be awarded for any other subject of the Diploma examination or for the first year course in Study skills in English.
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 is at the discretion of the University and may not be permitted for all programmes. Where accreditation of prior learning is permitted, a student can only be considered for up to one third of the programme award concerned.
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.
APL can only be awarded for whole named courses, not for a part of a course.
APL is normally only awarded for whole courses equivalent to FHEQ Level 4, but may arise from prior learning mapped against FHEQ 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 course and programme of study 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 awarded, 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 the examination for a course, they may not at a later stage apply for APL from the failed course.
Further detail about accreditation of prior learning is given in Annex C.