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A confirmed failure (CF) is a failure of a module that cannot be recovered. This means that there are no more opportunities of reassessment available to you.

This could either be because:

  • Reassessment opportunities have been exhausted
  • Non-submission at first reassessment
  • A decision of the Malpractice Panel

A confirmed failure can mean different things depending on what stage of the course you are at.

  • At Level 4 this could result in discontinuation from the course.
  • At Level 5, 20 credits of confirmed failure could result in progression to Level 6 for a maximum award of an Ordinary degree (without honours). More than 20 credits of confirmed failure could lead to discontinuation from the course.
  • At Level 6, less than 60 credits of confirmed failure may lead to you being awarded an Ordinary degree. More than 60 credits may lead to discontinuation with no award, or an exit award if one is available on your course of study.
  • At postgraduate level this may lead to discontinuation from the course, however you could leave with an exit award if you have the necessary credit and if one is available on your course of study.

Students on professional courses i.e. nursing/midwifery/radiography/occupational therapy and social work are not permitted to continue on course with confirmed fails in any modules. Students who have confirmed fails will be discontinued from their course of study and may be eligible for an exit award if enough credits have been attained.