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bologna process


An initiative to strengthen and develop the European Higher Education Area as a means of ensuring that qualifications are mutually recognised, systems are transparent and staff and students can transfer easily between higher education institutions in Europe.
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credit value


The number of credits at a specified credit level, indicating the amount and difficulty of the learning achieved, based on notional hours of learning​.​
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career education


Information, advice and guidance (IAG) aimed at helping students with career choices, and to plan and prepare for future employment and further education or training.
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cohort


A group (of students) who share the same learning experience, for example because they entered the same programme of study at the same university in the same year.
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collaborative arrangement


 ​A formal arrangement between a degree-awarding body and another higher education provider, allowing for the latter to provide higher education on behalf of the former, typically leading to an award of credit, or a qualification, from the degree-awarding body. In all such cases, the degree-awarding body remains responsible for ensuring that the [..]
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collaborative partner


See delivery organisation, support provider and partner organisation​.
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collaborative provision audit


See Audit of Collaborative Provision​​
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conservatoire


A specialist institution for training in the performing arts (dance, drama and music).
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course


See programme
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credit accumulation and transfer schemes


Arrangements within and between higher education providers enabling academic credit to be accumulated over time and transferred between programmes and/or providers.
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