A1.2.9 Work-based learning and professional practice

    1. Learning based in a workplace may be wholly included in the normal full-time length of a course where the University is satisfied that the tuition, supervision, course content and resources provided for students are of the standard required by the University and appropriate to the fulfilment of the objectives of the programme.
    2. Some courses are designed to fulfil the requirements of a professional or licensing body in addition to the requirements for a University award, and incorporate periods of work experience or practice placement for this purpose, sometimes adding considerably to the minimum period of study required for the University award.  In such courses some elements both of study and experience may have dual objectives, satisfying both University and professional requirements, while other elements will be designed to satisfy either one or the other.
    3. In order to ensure that students who fail to satisfy professional requirements may still be given appropriate credit for any academic achievement, the structure of the course and the design of the assessments may be such that the elements designed only to satisfy professional requirements are clearly identified, and criteria are established whereby students who satisfy the requirements for an academic award may be recommended for such an award without being recommended for a professional qualification or licence to practise.
    4. Where appropriate such a course may lead to awards with different titles to distinguish those who have gained a professional qualification from those who have not.