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No 6176

Wednesday 27 January 2010

Vol cxl No 17

pp. 497–524

Notices By The General Board

Language Centre: Notice

The Report establishing the non-member University Diplomas and Certificates (Report of the General Board on Diplomas and Certificates awarded by the Institute of Continuing Education and other bodies, Reporter, 2008–09, p. 184) included a recommendation to remove the local awarding powers of institutions offering the new awards, including the Language Centre, from 1 September 2010. The recommendations in the Report were approved by Grace 4 of 4 February 2009.

The General Board subsequently approved the conversion of the following Language Centre awards into University awards (Reporter, 5 August 2009, p. 1045):

Certificate of Higher Education in French

Certificate of Higher Education in Spanish

Certificate of Higher Education in German (from 1 October 2010)

These awards are considered to be at FHEQ level 4 (Framework for Higher Education Qualifications 4, which is equivalent to the first year undergraduate level).

The Language Centre also offers a number of courses which fall below FHEQ level 4. These are currently locally certificated but are not at a level considered to be eligible to become University awards. The General Board have approved a request of the Language Centre’s Management Committee that the Centre be permitted to retain its awarding powers as set out below for such certificates:

Regulation 3(f) for the Centre (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 639) has accordingly been reinstated in amended form, with effect from 1 October 2010, so as to read:

(f)to award certificates of proficiency in subjects approved by the General Board and listed in the Schedule to these regulations to those persons who have followed courses of the Language Centre and whose work on those courses has been assessed by criteria determined by the Language Centre.

The following Schedule has been appended to the regulations with effect from the same date:

Schedule of subjects approved for certificates of proficiency awarded by the Language Centre

Chinese Basic 1

Chinese Basic 2

French Basic

German Basic

Italian Basic

Russian Basic

Spanish Basic

French Intermediate 1

German Intermediate 1

Italian Intermediate 1

Russian Intermediate 1

Spanish Intermediate 1

French Intermediate 2

German Intermediate 2

Italian Intermediate 2

Spanish Intermediate 2