Aston Credit and Continuing Professional Development
At the June 2018 University Learning and Teaching Committee (ULTC) a proposal regarding a new process for the approval and administration of Aston Module Achievements (AMAs) and non-credit bearing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events was approved. This included changing the name of AMA to Aston Credit where credit is awarded.
The Short Course Approval Sub-Committee (SCASC) approves short courses for the approval of AMAs. This is a sub-committee of the Programme Approval Steering Committee (PASC) and ULTC. You can find more information on SCASC here.
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No. The module and the Aton Credit Certificate must be referred to the Programme Board. Only a Programme Board can make referral decisions.
You may find it easier to award your Aston Credit Certificate at a natural break in the programme e.g. to those students who have decided not to continue. You should award the highest award available which could be a PgCertificate and not Aston Credit Certificate if the student has enough credits.
Yes. That is not a problem. The General Regulations concerning the volume of RPL credits permitted to apply as usual.
No, they can keep the Aston Credit Certificate.
Yes. Colleges may wish to agree on a fee for replacements. Colleges should check that an Aston Credit Certificate was issued before giving a replacement. This is one reason why these regulations ask Aston Credit Certification to be attached to the student record on SITS.
As many as allowed by their type of enrolment. For example, the UGT General Regulation state that associate students may enroll for, and be assessed in, individual credit-rated modules to a maximum of 60 credits in any five-year period.
No. All Aston Credit Certificates should use the wording and design approved by Senate for consistency.