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Course Information

It is your responsibility to apply for Recognition of Other Learning (ROL). All requests must be submitted on the relevant form with supporting evidence (where required). Informal enquiries can be made to Student Services Programmes Team prior to making an application.

The table below shows prior learning automatically considered for ROL within the following programmes in the School of Education. Where the credits are considered against specific modules this is shown in the Course Modules column.

Requirements of ROL for specific courses
CourseMaximum credit exemptionCourse specific informationCourse modules
MA Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning 60 credits PGCE English or Arts graduates can apply for exemption from up to 60 credits, choosing to complete two of the four modules. 

The portfolio/dissertation module is compulsory. 

MA Education

MA Education (Flexible) 

60 credits 

PGCE/PGCEi graduates with marks of 50 or above, can apply for exemption from up to 60 credits.

If you studied your PGCE/PGCEi with the University of Nottingham, your masters-level credits are in addition to the 60 credits maximum credit exemption.

The module Practice Based Inquiry is compulsory.

Not applicable

MA Educational Leadership and Management

MA Educational Leadership and Management (by distance learning)

60 credits

 

 

 

 

 

 


30 credits

National College for School Leadership graduates, or those who can verify other learning or experience at masters-level, can apply for exemption from up to 60 credits.

We work closely with the George Spencer Academy on the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH). This is suitable for teachers principally from English schools who aspire to be headteachers. Students who successfully complete this University supported route can also apply for exemption from up to 60 credits.

We also consider exemption from up to 30 credits for successful completion of other (inter)national recognised leadership development programmes, including: National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL); National Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML); SSAT National Award for Middle Leaders (NAML) and ILA International Middle Leadership Programme (IMLP).

If you studied a PGCE/PGCEi at masters-level with marks of 50 or above, we will automatically accredit these. Please let us know If you do not wish to transfer your existing credits. 

Individual study (face-to-face)

Cohort study

Online study

MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice 30

Students with an undergraduate degree or equivalent in counselling or psychology, plus two years of counselling training and professional experience, can apply for exemption from up to 30 credits.

If you are successful, you will be expected to attend the whole course even though you will have exemption from fees and assessment requirements for one 30-credit module.

 

MA Special and Inclusive Education

MA Special and Inclusive Education (by web-based distance learning)

30

National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination graduates can apply for exemption from the 30-credit Debating Special and Inclusive Education module.

Post 2006/7 PGCE/PCGEi graduates with marks of 50 or above, can apply to transfer 30 credits to the Researching Special and Inclusive Education module.

 

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (by web-based distance learning)

 

30 

Cambridge ESOL DELTA and Trinity DipTESOL graduates can apply for exemption from the 30-credit Language Teaching: Methodology and Curriculum module.

PGCEi graduates with marks of 50 or above, can apply for exemption from up to 30 credits from an optional module (there is no exemption on core modules).

Face-to-face study

Online study

MA Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) (by distance learning)

30

Cambridge ESOL DELTA and Trinity DipTESOL graduates can apply for exemption from the 30-credit Language Teaching: Methodology and Curriculum module.

MA Trauma Studies 60 If you have relevant prior learning or experience, you can apply for exemption from up to 60 credits. 

 

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