Credit Transfers and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit Transfer

Students may be exempted from part of a UniSey programme where they have successfully completed a comparable component elsewhere.  A distinction is commonly made between credit transfers that can be automatically granted (usually where there is an equivalent qualification) and those which are discretionary.  Account is taken of content equivalence, learning outcomes, volume of learning and assessment methods. 

In all cases, applicants must complete a UniSey Credit Transfer Application Form.  It is the responsibility of the student to provide a verified and dated transcript of their past academic records and any other information (e.g. course handbook) that will assist in making a decision.  Only previous experience in suitably recognised institutions will be considered. 

Credit will not normally be granted for subjects completed more than ten years before application for exemption is made.  Moreover, credits will not normally be granted for exemptions exceeding 40% of a UniSey programme.

A decision – matched against specific criteria and guidelines – is taken by an academic at UniSey in a relevant subject area, in association with the Admissions Officer.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students may be admissible to a UniSey programme if they have acquired prior learning by a means other than a relevant academic qualification.  For instance, prior learning may be gained through professional experience.  In this kind of case, an academic judgement is made on whether there is comparability of learning ability and achievement.   Account is taken of verifiable skills, knowledge and competencies gained in the workplace or in another situation.

The applicant must provide evidence of work or other experience and/or completed non-accredited training such as professional development, leading to learning outcomes for the subject for which credit is sought.  Such evidence will include a curriculum vitae, certified copies of letters of appointment to previous and current jobs, an organizational chart to show the role played in employment, and relevant certificates of professional development.

A decision – matched against specific criteria and guidelines – is taken by an academic at UniSey in a relevant subject area, in association with the Admissions Officer.

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