Section 3a: Level 4 module credit (Stage I)

    • Read the application and course information about study completed and/or expected to be completed and assess its match with your compulsories. 
    • If the match is negligible, then no credit can be awarded and the credit entry application should be rejected.
    • If you think the course studied covers the learning outcomes and content of your course please proceed to a detailed assessment and an award of credit.
    • Where the credit passed matches the learning outcomes of a specific module within your subject, you award the credit by the appropriate Brookes’ module number.
    • Credit is normally ungraded and is indicated by the use of the grade CR, please enter CR in the mark/grade column. Marks can only be transferred where a student has previously studied on the UMP and is being re-admitted.
    • Where learning does not match a Brookes module, but is relevant to your subject you can award non-specific credit via the appropriate generic module code (see the generic credit codes table in Section 3a/b).
    • A single module at Oxford Brookes is worth 15 CATS which is equivalent to 7.5 ECTS. Other institutions may use alternative credit values such as 10,12 or 20 CATS which may complicate some transfers. It is OK to award a Brookes module on the basis of a 10 or 12 CAT module elsewhere that covered substantially the same ground as long as the total value of credit you award does not exceed the amount of credit earned under the applicant’s previous registration. Using generic codes plus exemptions can sometimes help to get around this difficulty.
    • If a compulsory module is not awarded because no direct equivalent has been studied, but the learning outcomes involved were spread across many modules completed by the student, you may want to award an ‘exemption’ (see Section 4 - Exemptions).
    • If a student has passed at least 90 CATS points of level 4 credit and has met the subject/s progression rules the student should be offered year 2 entry.
    • Do not award surplus level 4 credit particularly if there are outstanding level 4 credits to be completed.
    • In the total transferable credit box, indicate the total number of credits being awarded at level 4.