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Studying for Credit with Continuing Education 

What are credits? 

Many of the courses in the CE programme are credit-bearing. Credit is a formal, quantified recognition of learning achievement. Credit is awarded at specific levels and currently all CE courses are at FHEQ level 4 which is equivalent to the 1st year of an undergraduate degree.  The number of credits measures the volume of learning. 120 credits normally equates to 1 year of University study. The credit value of a course is included in each CE course description. Please note that credit values are subject to approval by the relevant university committees. If your course is credit-bearing you can choose to complete a formal assessment and gain credits. Gaining credit records a level of achievement for your own personal satisfaction and can be used as evidence of personal development in a work situation.  Assessment of learning often means that you gain more from the course. 

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