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How does credit rating work?

OU credit rating is a valuable service for professional bodies, employers and other organisations seeking recognition of learning.

When it comes to assigning courses a credit rating, this is decided by the amount of learning involved, the level of difficulty and the quality assurance arrangements employed. Once these elements have been assessed, a credit value can then be assigned to the learning.

Once a learning programme has been judged to satisfy all the requirements it can be assigned a credit award. This award sets out the amount and level of credit and assures the learner that it meets the necessary quality standards.

The credit rating system conforms to national qualifications frameworks in the UK and Europe and is versatile enough to adapt to learning programmes from professional bodies, organisations, employers and other providers.

Information and evidence is collected using an application form and considered against set credit rating criteria.

Look at the list of recognised criteria

Download the application form