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Level 3
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Guided learning hours:
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Qualification Grading Type


Grade Descriptors

  • GD2-Application of knowledge
  • GD4-Use of information
  • GD5-Communication and presentation
  • GD6-Autonomy/Independence
  • GD7-Quality

Unit Learning Outcomes


Be able to work within the conventions of a specific subject.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Define a subject specific topic of investigation.  
  • 1.2

    Define the aims & limits of this investigation within the conventions of the chosen subject area. 
  • 1.3

    Process subject specific sources according to the conventions of the chosen discipline.


Be able to demonstrate extensive subject specific knowledge.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Explain the details, and analyse the nature of, the subject specific material under consideration.  

  • 2.2

      Evaluate the relevance of the subject specific material to the topic.


Be able to construct sustained argument in an extended piece of work.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Sustain a logical argument in an extended piece of work using terminology consistent with subject specific conventions.


Be able to present work in forms consistent with the conventions of the specific subject, including an appropriate form of academic citation.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1
    Present the finished project in a form consistent with subject specific conventions. 
  • 4.2

    Use academic citation / referencing appropriate to the form of the extended project & to the specific academic discipline.