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Exit Awards

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1 General Information
2 Course Regulations and Progression
3 Module Selection and Course Transfers
4 Teaching, Learning and Study
5 Examinations and Assessment
6 Pastoral Care and Support
7 Student Voice
8 Careers and Personal Development
9 University Information

5.11 Exit Awards

‘Exit’ awards have been developed in order to recognise the achievement of undergraduate students where it was not possible to award the highest qualification for which they were registered, this includes students as follows:

  • who have not met progression requirements
  • who withdraw due to personal or medical reasons
  • who are restarting on another degree programme

There is an expectation that Boards of Examiners will make a recommendation to allow a student to remedy failure (e.g. resit, resit without residence as appropriate), wherever possible, to allow students an opportunity to progress, and only recommend an exit qualification where these possibilities have been exhausted (or are not available).

Students who have been given a recommendation by the Board of Examiners that allows them to remedy failure may choose to take permanent withdrawal and be considered for an exit qualification instead.

The following table outlines the total minimum credit to be taken and passed in order to be able to recommend each qualification:

Qualification Total minimum credit to be taken Total minimum credit to be passed Highest level of credit Minimum credit to be passed at the highest level
CertHE 120 90 FHEQ level 4 (year 1) 90
DipHE 240 180 FHEQ level 5 (year 2) 90