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Aston Credit and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Important Information:

At the June 2018 University Learning and Teaching Committee (ULTC) a proposal regarding a new process for the approval and administration of Aston Module Achievements (AMAs) and non-credit bearing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events was approved.  This included changing the name of AMA to Aston Credit where credit is awarded.  A sub-committee of the Programme Appoveal Steering Committee (PASC) and ULTC is currently in the process of being established with implementation from 2019/20 academic year.  Process documentation on this page will be revised in due course to align it to the new process.

Frequently Asked Questions:   

They are available at the foot of this page for staff access only.
Please use the one branded for your School.
No. The module and the Aton Credit Certificate must be referred to the Programme Board. Only a Programme Board can make condonement and referral decisions. 
You may find it easier to award your Aston Credit Certficate at a natural break in the programme e.g. to those students who have decided not to continue. You should award the highest award available which could be a PgCertificate and not Aston Credit Certificate, if the student has enough credits. 
Yes. That is not a problem. The General Regulations concerning the volume of RPL credits permitted apply as usual.

Yes. Schools may wish to agree a fee for replacements.  Schools should check that an Aston Credit Certificate was issued before giving a replacement. This is one reason why these regulations ask Astone Credit Certification to be attached to the student record on SITS. 

As many as allowed by their type of enrolment. For example UGT General Regulation state that associate students may enrol for, and be assessed in, individual credit-rated modules to a maximum of 60 credits in any five-year period.

No. All Aston Credit Certificates should use the wording and design approved by Senate for consistency.


Aston Credit Certificate templates for download (staff only)

Further information

For further information please contact Trevor Knight (t.knight@aston.ac.uk) and Belinda Cross (b.cross@aston.ac.uk)