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An introduction to Credit and Credit Frameworks

Clore Seminar Room, Women’s Library, London Metropolitan University, Old Castle Street, London, E1 7NT
2 June 2011 10:30-15:00

Target audience
This seminar is designed for staff working in HE, FE, Awarding Organisations, Sector Skills Councils, and Professional Associations who are new or relatively new to credit, credit frameworks and their uses.

The use of credit to define learning has become widespread with a wealth of reference points including the FHEQ, Dublin descriptors, the QCF, SEEC level descriptors.  This session is designed to introduce credit and its uses in HE settings.

Intended outcomes
Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Credit and its definition
  • UK and European frameworks for credit
  • The role of the SEEC descriptors 
  • The uses of credit
  • Institutional policies and their variations
  • Topical issues in credit and its use

Facilitator(s) and brief biographical details:

  • Mark Atlay is Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of Bedfordshire and is the current Chair of SEEC.  He has twenty years' experience of the use of credit and credit frameworks in HE.
  • Angela Joyce is the Senior Manager for Policy and Strategy at the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA). She has worked in education all her working life, initially as a teacher and teacher educator, then for the Open College Network in Kent and Medway and the National Open College Network, moving to the Sector Skills Council, Lifelong Learning UK, in 2005, where she led on the development of the new professional standards and credit based qualifications for teachers in the FE sector in England.

SEEC Members/Member organisations  £60.00
Non-members                                      £95.00


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