Our flexible progression route means that you can build up to a full BA (Hons) in your chosen subject by accruing credits on a module-by-module basis, gaining standalone, recognised qualifications along the way. All our modules are 60 credits each, so to get a full BA (Hons) with 360 credits, you need to complete five taught modules and an Independent Research Module. Each module you complete counts towards the next level of qualification in your chosen subject. So if you complete the Certificate of Higher Education, you gain 120 credits, meaning you are halfway towards a Foundation Degree or Diploma of Higher Education and a third of the way towards the full BA (Hons). At the end of each level, you can choose to stop studying and exit with an accredited qualification or keep adding modules to progress step-by-step to the next qualification.
Academic and Vocational Pathways
Our two degree programmes have both an academic and a vocational pathway. The vocational route means that students undertake a Foundation Degree which has a practice development module at Levels 4 and 5. Students can then proceed to a BA or BA (Hons) by undertaking Level 6 top-up modules. This route is intended for students who are employed or volunteering in youth or criminal justice or allied disciplines. Other students can follow an academic route where they achieve a Diploma of Higher Education rather than the Foundation Degree as they progress towards a BA or BA (Hons) degree.