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Moving Forward: HE curricula within the Revised National Frameworks

University of Westminster, London - Centre of Excellence in Professional Learning from the Workplace
11 November 2008 09:30-16:00

Following publication of the revised QAA Framework for higher education qualifications, the Guidance on academic credit arrangements for HE in England, QCA’s Qualification and Credit Framework, and the near-final draft of the ECTS Guide, this seminar considers the opportunities and possible implications for institutional curriculum design.
This is a professional development seminar for those with a responsibility for, and involvement in, regulating or designing Higher Education curricula frameworks.

Facilitated by Dorothy Haslehurst, the SEEC Chair, the day will include short expert presentations from SEEC member universities to address the new frameworks, and opportunities for peer discussion. The presentations will provide an oversight of the current position, offer a case study, and look at general opportunities for change, and the challenges, where relevant.

We will look at such questions as

  • Do the revised frameworks imply we have to limit or expand the qualifications we offer?
  • Is there a best size for a module? If so, how does this relate to ‘bite sized’ volumes of learning outside the university?
  • Making use of the different credit level descriptors
  • Staff development that encourages good curriculum design habits.
  • What is the scope for flexibility in regulations related to credit?
  • What are the implications for quality assurance in course approval for small awards and credit-rated modules?

Presentations and conclusions from the day will be published on the SEEC website.
Attendance Fee for 11 November 2008
SEEC Member Institution             £50.00 per person
Non SEEC Member Institution       £90.00 per person
The fee includes a buffet lunch and afternoon tea, and a delegate material pack. 
Reservation of places should be made by Monday 27 October 2008
using the online booking form on the SEEC website

Contact Name:
Bernadette Reed
Contact Telephone:
020 7 401 7923

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