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Credit transfer project

Found out how we are improving the student transfer process through our three distinct strategies. These strategies will improve visibility and accessibility, develop guidance and raise wider awareness to reduce the stigma associated with the transfer process.

Our commitment

NTU is committed to improving the experience of students who either wish to leave or join us from another institution to ensure that there is a consistency in the quality of education received.

As such we are working on improving the student transfer process with three distinct strategies. These strategies, their current progress, and expected completion dates are detailed below.

Our strategies

Admissions requirements, visibility and accessibility

1. Prepare a statement to be included within ‘entry requirements’ information in all course publicity material, including webpages. Statement to be circulated to course teams who will be invited to adapt this based on any unique requirements for that course.

2. Increase the visibility and accessibility of policy and guidance through a statement on the ‘Entry requirements’ tab of course pages and a link to a designated policy and guidance page.

Progress: Entry requirements tabs for courses now contain links to the RPL and credit transfer policy to aid students who wish to join NTU with advanced standing.

Student guidance

3. In partnership with the Students Union, develop guidance for applicants to be made available on the NTU website and signposted to from course pages.

Progress: Student-facing guidance has been created for both the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfer policy and the Midlands Credit Compass. This guidance is available on the Student Transfer web page and will be moved to a more prominent and accessible location in the near future.


4. In partnership with the Students' Union, design and run a communications campaign involving student’s union, student support services, admissions and course teams to raise awareness of the opportunity for credit transfer and reduce the perceived stigma.

Progress: A communications plan has been written and is currently being implemented that will work with all the respective stakeholders raised above.

Further information

For more information about our credit transfer policy, please contact the CADQ Collaborations and Partnerships team by phone on +44 (0)115 848 2100, or by email at