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Modern Academic Awards in Higher Education


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Diagram to illustrate the wide variety of higher academic awards now available and how they fit together.

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Modern Academic Awards in Higher Education

  1. 1. STRUCTURE OF ACADEMIC AWARDS AVAILABLE THROUGH REEDNet 180_ Single Module of • Accreditation available minimum 5 Credits at from 5 credits and Level 4 upwards any level • Full range of smaller HE awards shown on diagram • In addition: Foundation degrees (FdSc), Degrees(Credit - 10 Learning Hours) (BSc), Honours Degrees 120 - (BSc Honours) and Masters degrees (MSc and MBA) CREDIT VALUES • Innovative Professional Studies Framework o Tailored to client needs 80 - o Build on in-house training without expensive adaptation Higher Education o Enhance Company R&D Certificate of 120 Credits 120 Credits Graduate 60 - work Diploma Post o Individual MSc route Graduate Diploma University University • Based on National Framework College Diploma 80 Credits College for Higher Education 40 - Foundation Post Qualifications, so compatible Certificate Graduate with other universities through 60 60 Graduate Certificate a portfolio approach. 15 - Credits Credits Certificate 60 Credits • Published guidance on 40 Credits programme writing and preparation Full time students Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 1 National Framework Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Know How and why Strengthen links Use theory to improve Strengthen links between practice, and make good judgements theory & practice Typical BSc Hons Programme (360 Credits) MSc (180 Credits)