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Level 3
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Qualification Grading Type


Grade Descriptors

  • GD2-Application of knowledge
  • GD3-Application of skills
  • GD4-Use of information
  • GD6-Autonomy/Independence
  • GD7-Quality

Unit Learning Outcomes


Be able to plan a research project.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Identify and agree a research topic located within a knowledge domain relevant to the named diploma.
  • 1.2
    Produce and explain the aims of the research.
  • 1.3
    Develop, test, evaluate and refine appropriate research methodology.
  • 1.4
    Identify any ethical, practical or safety issues and how these will be managed/overcome.


Be able to conduct research.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Use a valid and appropriate method of investigation.
  • 2.2
    Identify and conduct detailed research from a wide range of sources.
  • 2.3
    Review research and relevant theory.


Be able to interpret research findings.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Interpret findings and draw appropriate conclusions.


Know how to present research findings.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1
    Produce a research report.
  • 4.2
    Select and use the most appropriate format to present results.
  • 4.3
    Summarise information coherently in a conventional style, appropriate to the knowledge domain.
  • 4.4
    Reference all findings using a recommended style of referencing.


Be able to evaluate own research project.

Assessment Criteria

  • 5.1
    Reflect on the project design and methodologies.
  • 5.2
    Evaluate findings in relation to aims, previous research and relevant theory.
  • 5.3
    Identify recommendations for the future.