Progression and Award Criteria

PGDip

  • A Postgraduate Diploma is awarded when a programme member gains all 120 credits of the programme.
  • A postgraduate diploma with Distinction is awarded when a programme member gains a credit-weighted mean of at least 70% overall.
  • A Postgraduate Diploma with Merit is awarded when a programme member gains a credit-weighted mean of at least 60% overall.

PG Cert

  • A Postgraduate Certificate is awarded when a programme member gains all 60 credits of the PG Cert level programme.
  • A Postgraduate Certificate with Distinction is awarded when a programme member gains a credit-weighted mean of at least 70% overall.
  • A Postgraduate Certificate with Merit is awarded when a programme member gains a credit-weighted mean of at least 60% overall.

Degree Level

  • 60 undergraduate degree level credits are awarded upon successful completion of the programme.
  • These may be used as part of an APL/APEL process offered within University institutions to contribute, often with further study or other academic credit, towards the award of a degree.

Other Award Matters

In calculating an overall module mark or the credit-weighted mean mark for the programme as a whole, a calculation resulting in a decimal of 0.5 or above should be rounded up. It would not be appropriate for any lesser award to be made while a candidate still has a right to referral in the failed modules, and where the outcome of the referral may allow the candidate to achieve the higher award.

It should be noted that as a consequence of the commissioning arrangements for this training, and where relevant your employer contractual arrangements concerning conditions of your employment with respect to successful course completion, failure of any assessments (in particular competency based) could result in your immediate termination from the programme. Under such circumstances you would not be able to complete the training and would not be awarded any academic credit for any modules with individual assessments failed. 

If, at any time, trainees have concerns about their progress through the programme, they should discuss this with the programme lead and/or the appropriate member of staff.  An appropriate action plan can then be set up to anticipate and avoid problems.

Award of Credit

PGDip

The overall module mark of 50% is the threshold standard for the award of credit to obtain the PG Dip High Intensity Psychological Therapy/Evidence Based Practice. The above procedures carry the presumption that any programme member who fails assessment within a module will normally be required to pass a referral in it to acquire sufficient credits for progression or an award. Where the condonement process can be applied to a module mark in the range 40-49%, the mark is notionally raised to 50% for the purpose of awarding credit (though the actual recorded mark is unchanged). Marks below 40% constitute failure, as does any mark between 40% and 49% that cannot be condoned.

PG Cert

The overall module mark of 50% is the threshold standard for the award of credit to obtain the PG Cert Low Intensity Psychological Therapy. The above procedures carry the presumption that any programme member who fails assessment within a module will normally be required to pass a referral in it to acquire sufficient credits for progression or an award. Where the condonement process can be applied to a module mark in the range 40-49%, the mark is notionally raised to 50% for the purpose of awarding credit (though the actual recorded mark is unchanged). Marks below 40% constitute failure, as does any mark between 40% and 49% that cannot be condoned. It should be noted that a condonement process can only be applied to the marking of academic work, and cannot be applied to any work specified as PASS/FAIL (in most cases competency based assessments).

Degree Level

The overall module mark of 40% is the threshold standard for the award of Degree level credit. All other detail is as specified above.

For further information concerning credit at all levels, reference should be made to the University’s Levels and Awards Framework, contained in the TQA Manual.