University Calendar 2011/12
Section XIII : Academic Regulations - Faculty of Social amd Human Sciences

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Academic Unit Southampton Education School
Final Award BA (Hons) in Education & Training (Post Compulsory Education and Training)
Programme(s) Education & Training (Post Compulsory Education and Training)
Last modified May 2009
Reviewed in May 2010: no changes made
Reviewed in August 2011; no changes made

Reference should be made to the University's General Regulations found in Section IV and Section V (Higher Degree Regulations) of the University Calendar.

Except where an opt-out has been granted by the University (see below) the following academic regulations apply in addition to the General Regulations.

1. Admissions

Entry Requirements
This programme is offered by the University of Southampton and Associated Colleges as a progression route for candidates who have successfully completed the Certificate in Education (PCET) or an appropriate Foundation Degree and who wish to progress with their studies onto Honours degree level.

Direct Entry: The programme is the equivalent of a one year full time programme at degree level 6. It assumes that candidates applying directly for entry to the programme will have completed work equivalent to the first two years of a full time honours degree and have gained 240 CATS (129 ECTS), as in the case of a Foundation Degree.

Exceptional Entry: Candidates who have achieved the Certificate in Education (PCET) from the University of Southampton or its equivalent must show evidence of additional level 5 study of at least one-year full time, or equivalent. Possession of Higher National Diploma or Higher National Certificate would be an example. Candidates without this evidence may undertake a “bridging” module to a value of no less than 20 CATS (10 ECTS) at Level 5. Candidates may present other awards for consideration and each of these will be considered on its merits.

1.2 Criminal Records Bureau
Although a CRB check is not a prerequisite of enrolment on the Programme students are advised that some assignments might require visiting establishments where vulnerable adults are being taught and therefore a CRB check would be highly advisable.
1.3 Equal Opportunities
In line with the University’s Equal Opportunities Policy, individuals are treated on their relevant merits and abilities and are given equal opportunities within the module, School and University. The aim of the policy is to ensure that no prospective student or current student should receive any less favourable treatment on any grounds which are not relevant to academic ability and attainment. Every effort is made to ensure that disabled students are aware of and assisted in making use of the support provided by the University; to ensure access to lectures, classes, learning materials; and to ensure that where necessary appropriate variations to normal examining arrangements are made.

2. Structure of Programme(s)
2.1 Modes of Study
The programme is normally studied part-time over two academic years. Exceptionally students may be permitted to undertake the programme, full-time, over one academic year. Permission is at the discretion of the Head of School on the advice of the Programme Director and Board of Studies.
2.2 Levels of Study
The BA (Hons) is structured across one academic level of study, level 6. Successful completion of the Programme confers 140 CATS (70 ECTS) at this Level. The Programme contains modules in pertaining to the academic study of post-compulsory education and training, including the development of research skills as demonstrated in a research project.

3. Progression
The programme follows the University of Southampton's regulations for progression.

4. Assessment
4.1 Marking Scale
The pass mark for assignments and modules is 40%. All assignments are marked on a percentage basis (see the University of Southampton's regulations).

Any work submitted beyond the stated deadline without an approved extension will be penalised and normally will be assessed as a bare pass, ie 40%.
4.2 Fails, repeats and referrals
The programme follows the University of Southampton's regulations for fails, repeats and referrals.

All referral activities will be based on the syllabus as taught originally to the students and not on any curriculum changes that might have occurred subsequently.
4.3 Special Considerations
If a student misses assessed work through illness or other good reason, or under-performs for a specific period because of external factors, then that student can apply to the Special Considerations Board.
4.4 Examination Board
All students' performance shall be assessed by the Programme's Examination Board.
4.5 Academic Integrity
The programme follows the University's regulations on cheating, plagiarism and academic integrity. In addition, the programme requires all students to submit selections of their work to the JISC TurnitinUK service. Students are informed of assessment submission procedures at the start of each academic year and at appropriate times throughout the academic year. Failure to follow the specified submission procedures could result in the work being penalised.

5. Award of Qualification(s)
5.1 Degree Classification
The programme follows the University of Southampton's regulations for the calculation of degree classification with all calculations based uniquely on work undertaken at level 6.
5.2 Intermediate Exit Awards
There are no intermediate exit awards.

6. Placements/Study Abroad/Exchange/Fieldwork
Not applicable.

7. Other
7.1 These regulations may be revised during the student's period of registration in accordance with the procedures approved by Senate.
7.2 Students should comply with the University's regulations on attendance. For absences caused by illness or injury, students will need to provide a medical certificate if they are absent for three consecutive sessions.

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