POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
APROVED PRIOR LEARNING (APL)
Approved Prior Learning (APL) may allow students exemptions from some modules or module requirements. In some cases this can allow direct entry into Year 2 of the course. Please read the APL policy document for full details
Our assessment practice uses grades. A key benefit of grade-based assessment (GBA) is that grades and associated descriptors help you to track your development on each module as well as monitor overall progress on the journey to your award.
Students are expected to attend each taught online weekly session and each day of the Term 3 Study Weeks.
Study Week attendance is compulsory. The PGDip will not be awarded if a Study Week has not been fully attended.
EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
We aspire to develop a community of learning for both staff and students in which human relationships are valued and respected.
We adhere to our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion policies and procedures.
EXAMINATION PROCEDURES & REGULATIONS
The processes used for assessment enable every student to demonstrate the extent to which they have achieved the intended learning outcomes of the award. This is supported by a set of specific regulations which determine the decisions about student performance and outcome.
FITNESS TO STUDY
This Policy and Procedure will apply in situations where a student's health, wellbeing and/or behaviour are having a detrimental impact on their ability to progress academically and function effectively.
NOTIFICATION OF EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES
A Notification of Extenuating Circumstances (NEC) application allows you to inform us that your academic performance has been affected by circumstances beyond your control.
PRAYER AND FAITH FACILITIES
The Academy provides facilities for prayer and other faith activities at all learning locations.
REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION (R4R)
You may submit a Request for Reconsideration (R4R) following the notification of your results after a Board of Examiners Meeting. You may not submit an R4R before the Board of Examiners has met.