The UK Credit Forum
The England, Wales and Northern Ireland Credit Forum (EWNI) was set up in 2003, and comprised SEEC, NUCCAT which is SEEC's counterpart for the north of England universities, WHECC: the Welsh Higher Education Credit Consortium, CQFW: the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales, and CCEA: Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment, and the QCDA/OfQual.
In 2008 it become the UK Credit Forum, with the membership of the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework. Some individuals having special expertise of value to the forum are also members, from the business education, research and European sectors. A list of the members is available from the Forum's administrator (details below).
The purpose of the UK Credit Forum is twofold. It aims to share information about contemporary and immediate developments in credit and qualification frameworks and related matters for the whole of the country, and how it relates to European and international perspectives.
Secondly it offers comments and advice on UK and European proposals that are put out to consultation by governments, departments, funding bodies, and other significant players in the academic credit field. The credit forum offers an opportunity to its members to hold an informed in-depth discussion of credit issues. This enables participants to take information about developments back to the organisations that they represent.
SEEC's member institutions have been part of this consultation process from the outset; equally they can raise items of national interest around credit to be taken to the Forum by the SEEC Chair.
November 2010 saw the publication of the book Making Sense of Credit Frameworks, edited by Prof Paul Bridges and Prof Mark Flinn, and written by members of the UK Credit Forum and invited others. For further details refer to our home page.
Chair: Prof Paul Bridges, University of Derby P.H.Bridges@derby.ac.uk
Aministration: Helen Lingwood, University of Derby H.Lingwood@derby.ac.uk