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QAA to launch second edition of the Higher Education Credit Framework for England on 26 May

Date: May 20 - 2021

On Wednesday 26 May at 14.00-15.15, QAA will be publishing two documents at an online event to launch the second edition of the Higher Education Credit Framework for England.

The publications are Higher Education Credit Framework for England: Advice on Academic Credit Arrangements and Higher Education Credit Framework for England: Making Use of Credit. An advisory group drawn from across the higher education sector and chaired by Professor Sue Rigby, Vice-Chancellor of Bath Spa University, led the review of the Credit Framework and associated advice.

These revised versions aim to support providers in England to develop a flexible, transparent and consistent academic credit system, with learners at the centre. The publications are complementary. They introduce guiding principles for the use of credit and provide an overview of how credit can work in a range of higher education settings and contexts, such as micro-credentials.

The recently published Skills and Post-16 Education Bill proposes the introduction of a lifetime skills guarantee in England to enable flexible approaches in higher education access, provision and funding. The new Credit Framework publications offer advice to higher education providers on how credit can be used to support such flexible pathways.

Staff and students from all higher education providers and sector organisations are invited to attend the launch event and can register on the event booking site.

The launch event will include an introduction to the revised Credit Framework by Dr Andy Smith, Quality and Standards Manager, and Simon Bullock, Quality and Standards Specialist, QAA, as well as a panel discussion with members of the advisory group. The full launch event programme can be viewed on the booking site.