Full awards are certificates, diplomas and degrees that can be studied by students learning at level five and above.
Midwifery post-registration programmes now link directly to the Enhanced Professional Practice degrees at level three and Master's level.
Accreditation of Prior Learning
Accreditation for prior (certificated) learning is where credit is awarded for learning which has already been assessed and certificated as part of a completed or partly completed course undertaken in Higher Education (e.g. a previous degree). Sometimes there may be overlap between the original and the new programme of study.
Accreditation of prior (experiential) learning is where ‘learning achieved outside education or training systems is assessed and, as appropriate, recognised for academic purposes’ (Quality Assurance Agency 2004).
Read more about AP(e)L and AP(c)L here.