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Exit Awards: Generic Learning Outcomes


Generic Learning Outcomes Certificate of Higher Education (Level 4)

Students should provide evidence of being able to:

• demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of the discipline;

• use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities ( i.e.be able to communicate the results of their work; present a structured and coherent simple argument; be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of the discipline; evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative data);

• demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with the discipline;

• appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;

• demonstrate an awareness of professional and disciplinary boundaries;


Generic Learning Outcomes Diploma of Higher Education (Level 5)

Students should provide evidence of being able to:

• demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features in a range of aspects of the discipline;

• apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;

• appreciate and employ the main methods of enquiry in the subject and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry;

• use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information;

• adjust to professional and disciplinary boundaries;

• effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms;