Credits for Professional Qualifications

Use your professional qualifications to fast track to a postgraduate qualification

We have processes for awarding credit for prior learning and for some professional qualifications we have carried out a 'matching exercise' to give standard credit allowances. To make an APL claim students will be required to demonstrate currency (within 5 years) and documentary evidence such as certificates/transcripts.

Early Years Professional Status (EYPS)

30 credits (level 6) onto the Professional Practice pathway.

Any student taking this articulation forward into a Masters may also be able to submit a further 30 credit level 7 APEL claim for their implementation of their learning from this award into their practice.

ILM

ILM Qualification Suggested HE Credits
L7 Award in Management Consultancy 10 credits at level 7
L7 Certificate in Management Consultancy 10 credits at level 7
L7 Diploma in Management Consultancy This would depend on the units completed and the target award - up to a maximum of 20 credits at level 7
L7 Diploma for professional executive coaches and leadership mentors 30 credits at level 7
L7 Award in Executive Management 10 credits at level 7
L7 Certificate in Executive Management 20 credits at level 7
L7 Diploma in Executive Management This would depend on the units competed and the target award - up to a maximum of 40 credits at level 7
L7 Award in Strategic Leadership Up to 20 credits at level 7
L7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership  20 credits at level 7
L7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership This would depend on the units completed and the target award – up to a maximum of 40 credits at level 7
L7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Executive Management This would depend on the units completed and the target award – up to a maximum of 60 credits at level 7 

National Professional Qualification Integrated Centre Leadership (NPQICL)

Qualification Suggested HE Credits
National Professional Qualification Integrated Centre Leadership Entry with 60 general credits to Diploma or Masters in Professional Practice

Participants who have achieved the national NPQICL award, with the Postgraduate Certificate awarded by other HEI providers, can gain direct entry with 60 credits onto the Masters in Professional Practice.

NCTL School Leadership Award

NCTL Qualification Suggested HE Credits
National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership Entry with 30 general credits to Diploma or Masters in Professional Practice (Education Leadership)
National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership Entry with 40 general credits to Diploma or Masters in Professional Practice (Education Leadership)
National Professional Qualification for Headship Entry with 60 general credits to Diploma or Masters in Professional Practice (Education Leadership)

CMI

CMI Qualification Suggested HE Credits

L7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership

10 level 7 credits only if completed Unit 7005 ‘Conducting a strategic management project’ or

10 level 7 credits only if completed Unit 7014 ‘Introduction to strategic management and leadership’
L7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership 10 credits at level 7
L7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership 60 credits at level 7
L7 Certificate in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring

10 credits at level 7

L7 Diploma in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring 50 credits at level 7
L7 Certificate in Professional Consulting 10 credits at level 7 for anyone with this Certificate
L7 Diploma in Professional Consulting 50 credits at level 7 for anyone holding this Diploma

You can put these credit allowances towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters Degree (subject to the regulations) and negotiate a flexible ongoing development programme based around your needs and those of your work.

Contact us for an informal discussion to find out more.

If you have prior learning from experience, training or other professional or academic qualifications, find out more about Accreditation of Prior Learning for details on how you can claim credit for this.