Following a consultation period, QAA has confirmed changes to its Diploma Specification and Grading Scheme for August 2024.
The following has been announced:
- The Diploma will remain a credit-based qualification of 60 credits, of which 45 credits will be at Level 3 and graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. The remaining ungraded credits will be Level 2 or 3.
- A minimum of one unit of either 6 or 9 credits will be included in each Diploma.
- A maximum of 30 credits can be made of 6 or 9 credit units (offered as graded or ungraded credits permitted 30 credits are not exceeded.)
- A Subject Descriptor is being introduced for Nursing and Health Professions Diplomas (available as a pilot for 2024 with implementation in 2025.)
- There will be three Grading Standards which will be applied equally to all units and all assessments
- A grade can only be determined upon completion of all unit learning outcomes.
Gateway Qualifications is taking this opportunity to review our portfolio and meet these regulatory changes, ensuring our providers’ and learners’ needs and requirements are met.
We appreciate the continued support from our Access to HE Centres as we implement these changes, and thank them for their participation and involvement.
Page Last Updated: 18th January 2024
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How will these changes impact you and your learners?
QAA is aware that the implementation of new processes and procedures will have an impact. Let us know the effects the changes will have on your Centre and learners by emailing email@example.com – QAA welcomes your feedback and will share your views with them.
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Support for our Access to HE Centres
QAA recently wrote to providers outlining the support it will offer all Centres. In addition, Gateway Qualifications will provide a comprehensive support package to ensure a smooth transition for our Centres.