The relationship between the BSc, the Diploma, and the Work Experience Entry route
The BSc and the Diploma are awards, or qualifications that a student may study towards. After fulfilling the requirements, as stated in the regulations, which include the passing of certain courses, a student will be awarded such a qualification.
The Work Experience Entry route is not a qualification or an award. It is a particular way of studying that allows students who do not fulfil the stated entry requirements for the degree, to obtain entry and some credit towards the degree. The details of these qualifications are stated in the Regulations; the requirements that will allow a student to work towards degree entry via the Work Experience Entry route are also stated in the Regulations.
As well as being a qualification in its own right, the Diploma is also an entry route to the BSc. A student who does not fulfil the stated entry requirements for the degree may be able to study towards the Diploma. Once the student has completed all of the requirements for the Diploma to be awarded, the student is allowed entry to the degree. In this case, unlike with the Work Experience Entry route, a Diploma is awarded as well.
The BSc and the Diploma are awards; the Work Experience Entry route and the Diploma are entry routes to the BSc.