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 prior learning policy in respect of the BA degree Spanish and Latin American Studies each year. These regulations, therefore, relate only to applications for the BA degree Spanish and Latin American Studies received within the period 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012.
No credit transfer or accreditation of prior learning will be granted unless specific 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 as appropriate.
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 BA degree Spanish and Latin American Studies 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 course(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 BA degree Spanish and Latin American Studies and who is appropriately qualified may apply accreditation of prior learning (APL) 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.
A student who satisfies the entrance requirements for the Spanish and Latin American Studies degree and who is appropriately qualified may apply for APL mapped against specific courses. An application will be considered on the basis of successfully completed studies at an appropriate level.
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 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.
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 accreditation of prior learning. If a student does not enter an examination within this period, the offer of accreditation of prior learning 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 APL.
A student may not study again, and is not permitted or required to be examined in, the courses from against which APL has been mapped and granted.
The mark obtained when the course, for which a student has been granted APL was passed, 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 Intermediate level or first year courses.
If a student has failed the examination for an Intermediate level or first year course, they may not at a later stage apply for APL from the failed course.