Consultations and reports - archives
SEEC's previous consultations have been:
Guidelines for Credit and Consortium General Credit Rating
Between 1994 and 1996 SEEC was funded by the then Department for Education and Employment for a project entitled ‘Guidelines for Credit and Consortium General Credit Rating’.
The project resulted in a set of Guidelines, Models and Protocols (SEEC 1996) that covered credit definition and tariff, levels and learning outcomes, NVQ/professional/academic articulation, transcripts and student guidance, and Consortium General Credit Rating. It was from this project, in conjunction with the Higher Education Credit Initiative Wales, that the credit level descriptors were produced that have had so much influence on the development of the higher education curriculum.
An Investigation into the Reliability and Validity of Assessment Strategies for the Accreditation of Prior Learning of Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors
In 1997 SEEC concluded a project funded by the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (ENB) entitled ‘An Investigation into the Reliability and Validity of Assessment Strategies for the Accreditation of Prior Learning of Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors’. The reports from this project are in the possession of the ENB.
Inter-Consortium Credit Agreement (InCCA)
Between 1996 and 1998 SEEC was involved in a collaborative project with the Northern Universities Consortium for Credit Accumulation and Transfer (NUCCAT) and the Higher Education Credit Initiative Wales (HECIW). This project, Inter-Consortium Credit Agreement (InCCA) was funded by the Department for Education and Employment. The three consortia, working in consultation with SCOTCAT and NICATS, produced a comprehensive report A Common Framework for Learning (DFEE 1998) on the curriculum implications and organising principles of a credit-based curriculum.
Credit Practice: A Comparative Approach 1994-1999
In 1999 SEEC Governing Council provided the resources to facilitate a project which aimed to establish a 'snap shot' of the use of credit in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The intentions of the project were to
1) judge the 'distance travelled' by members and non-members of credit consortia since the 1994/1996 project;
2) identify areas where there was growing consensus and where there had been little change;
3) attempt to gauge the impact of consortium membership of institutions' use of credit.
Two reports were published Credit Practice: A Comparative Approach 1994-1999, (SEEC 2000) with a focus on the quantitative data, and Reflections on Credit Practice (SEEC 2001) with a focus on the interviews and the rich qualitative data. Click on the title here to download the documents as PDFs.