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Recognition of Other Learning (ROL)

The ROL scheme is for applicants who want to register for an undergraduate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) degree, but do not have the required number of credits at the appropriate level, or whose credits were awarded more than 10 years ago, at the time of their application.

The ROL process enables credit to be awarded for prior learning and/or experience and the currency of credits to be updated enabling the requirements for registration to be met.

Accessing the ROL Scheme

The ROL scheme can only be accessed through applying for your chosen degree programme. Once your application has been received you will be sent a receipt for the application. If you do not meet the requirements you will receive a letter setting out the number of credits you need to achieve for registration, an ROL claim form to be completed and be allocated an ROL advisor.

Please note: Applicants with 'non UK' qualifications and other healthcare professionals are strongly advised to make an early application to enable the equivalence of their qualifications to be verified or further information to be provided. Failure to make an early application may result in delays in processing the application and subsequent registration on the degree programme.

Entry requirements for an undergraduate CPD degree

  • 120 credits at level 1 (automatically awarded to all '1st level' registered nurses in respect of their registration qualification and may be awarded to other qualified healthcare professionals) 
  • 120 credits at level 2 that have been completed within the past 10 years (40 level 2 credits may be awarded via ROL for current contemporary practice) 

The above credits must have been awarded for nursing or health studies (or equivalent) qualifications.

ROL tutorials can be arranged with either Helen Swain (Nursing) or Maria Pearson (Midwifery). Please contact on:

Helen Swain, ROL Coordinator (Nursing)

Tel: 0115 82 30988

Maria Pearson, ROL Coordinator (Midwifery)

Tel: 0115 82 31921

ROL Information Sheet

For more information please see the ROL information sheet 

ROL Reflective Writing

For an example of reflective writing please see the ROL reflective writing example 





School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559