4. Certificate of Higher Education

i. Any student wishing to be a candidate for a Certificate of Higher Education must register for the award before or during the semester in which he or she expects to complete the Programme requirements. The Certificate is not available to students intending to complete a Diploma of Higher Education or a Degree or Honours Degree. It is only available as a final award.

ii. To obtain a Certificate of Higher Education a student must pass, within a period of three years, at least eight module credits of which six must be at level 4.

iii. A student's average will be calculated over the best eight level 4 modules passed, or over all level 4 modules if fewer than eight have been passed. The average will be calculated on the modules passed up to and including the semester in which the regulations for the CertHE are first satisfied. To obtain a Distinction, a student must achieve an average of 70% or more. To obtain a Merit, a student must achieve an average of 60% or more but below 70% (but also see Regulation 14(iii)).

iv. This award carries 120 credits at level 4 or above including at least 90 at level 4.