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ACCUMULATION OF STUDY CREDITS

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ACCUMULATION OF STUDY CREDITS

Credit accumulation is the process of collecting credits for learning within degree programmes. In a credit accumulation system a specified number of credits must be obtained in order to complete successfully a study programme or part thereof, according to the requirements of the programme. Credits are awarded and accumulated only when the successful achievement of the required learning outcomes is confirmed by assessment. Learners can use the credit accumulation system to transfer or “cash in” credits achieved from work-based learning/different programmes within and between educational institutions. Credits are also transferable between programmes in the same institution, between different institutions within the same country, or intentionally (often with certain limits about the proportion of the total that can be transferred). Credit gained by a student in a given higher education institution may be recognized in another institution, depending upon the commonality in terms of level and context. The process allows learners to study individual units and modules without immediately achieving an academic award, and also allows for the award of interim awards where students do not complete a full programme leading to the award of a degree. In every case it is the institution that will award the degree that decides which credits earned elsewhere can be accepted as part of the work required for the degree.

Credits are also transferable between programmes in the same institution, between different institutions within the same country, or intentionally (often with certain limits about the proportion of the total that can be transferred).

Credit gained by a student in a given higher education institution may be recognized in another institution, depending upon the commonality in terms of level and context.

The process allows learners to study individual units and modules without immediately achieving an academic award, and also allows for the award of interim awards where students do not complete a full programme leading to the award of a degree. In every case it is the institution that will award the degree that decides which credits earned elsewhere can be accepted as part of the work required for the degree.

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