Recently, both the Burgess Group and the Bologna Process have made specific recommendations about the use of credit in Higher Education.
Lancaster already credit rates its taught modules (UG and PGT) according to the Northern Universities Consortium for Credit Accumulation and Transfer (NUCCAT). One credit is equal to ten notional hours of learning, with a normal three year honours degree comprising 360 credits (120 per year). The credit value of a module indicates both the amount of learning involved and the level of difficulty. The NUCCAT approach (and therefore Lancaster's) is entirely compatible with the recommendations being made by the Burgess group for a National Credit Framework.
Recommendations agreed by Senate - and actions subsequently undertaken across the University - are summarised in the attached paper.