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Candidates who fail to meet the requirements for the award of an honours degree may be eligible for an exit award.

If the award that that appears on ICON (your online student record) or statement of results is not your expected award there may be several reasons for this.

Undergraduate Students registered on Bachelors degrees

Exit awards:
  • Certificate in Higher Education:If you have been awarded a Certificate in Higher Education you will have obtained 120 credits (or over but less than 240 credits) and have confirmed fails (shown as CF) in your profile that stop you from progressing further and obtaining your intended degree or award.
  • Diploma in Higher Education:If you have been awarded a Diploma in Higher Education you will have obtained 240 credits (or over but less than 300 credits) and have confirmed fails (shown as CF) in your profile that stop you from progressing further and obtaining your intended degree or award.
  • BA/BSc/LLB/BEng (Ordinary):If your status on your Statement of Results and in ICON is ‘Former Student – Awarded’ and you have been awarded an Ordinary degree you will have obtained 300 credits (or over but less than 360 credits) and have confirmed fails (shown as CF) in your profile that stop you from obtaining your intended degree or award.
Certificate:

If you have been awarded an exit award, you will be sent a certificate and transcript of results.

Graduation:

If you have registered your attendance at graduation and have been awarded a DipHE or Ordinary degree as an exit award you will be eligible to attend.

Postgraduate Awards

Final awards

Postgraduate Certificate: If you have been awarded a Postgraduate Certificate you will have obtained 60 credits (or over but less than the credit required for your intended award) and have either confirmed fails (shown as CF) in your profile or exceeded the maximum credit permitted for reassessment at postgraduate level that stop you from progressing further and obtaining your intended award. 

Postgraduate Diploma: if you have been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma you will have obtained 120 credits (or over but less than 180 credits) and have either confirmed fails (shown as CF) in your profile or exceeded the maximum credit permitted for reassessment at postgraduate level that stop you from progressing further and obtaining your intended award.

Maximum credit permitted for reassessment at postgraduate level is:

  Award                 

  Maximum Number of Reassessed Credits

  Masters

 80

  PGDip

 60

  PGCert

 40

Certificate:

If you have been awarded a final award, you will be sent a certificate and transcript of results.

Graduation:

If you have registered your attendance at graduation and have been awarded a PgC or PgD you will be eligible to attend.

Teacher training students

I have been awarded an Exit award without QTS - what will be the name of the award? 

The table below shows the intended award and the award without QTS:

Intended award

Award without QTS

BA (Hons) in Early Years Education with Qualified Teacher Status

BA (Hons/Ord) in Early Years Education Studies

BA (Hons) Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status

BA (Hons/Ord) in Primary Education Studies

BA (Hons) in Primary Education with Advanced Curriculum Specialism and QTS

BA (Hons/Ord) Primary Education with Advanced Curriculum Specialism

BA (Hons) in Primary Education with Inclusion/SEN and QTS

BA (Hons) Primary Education with Inclusion/SEN

Certificate:

If you have been awarded a final award, you will be sent a certificate and transcript of results.

Graduation:

If you have registered your attendance at graduation and have been awarded an Exit award you will be eligible to attend.

Further Questions?

If you have any queries, please contact Programme Administration (PAd) in the first instance.