Student Transfer Arrangements

Introduction

According to the Regulatory Framework of the Office for Students, all higher education providers in England listed on the Register are required to publish their Student Transfer Arrangements which detail the arrangements that are in place for a student to transfer to or from another course or another higher education provider. This requirement is general ongoing condition of registration F2. This statement is published pursuant to that condition.

This statement documents the College’s arrangements for students to transfer between providers and, for the purposes of clarity, this therefore includes the following:

  • Transfer from a higher education course provided by a different higher education provider to a course provided by the College (‘transfer in’);
  • Transfer from a course provided by the College to a course provided by a different higher education provider (‘transfer out’);
  • Transfer between courses at the College (‘internal transfer’). This definition accords with that set out in section 38(2) and (3) of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (HERA).

All references to ‘the College’ within this document refer to Bristol Baptist College. Within the requirements of the specific policies referred to below, the College’s position is wherever possible and practicable to support students who wish to transfer course whether that be within the College or to or from another higher education provider.

Transfer In

We will consider the admission of students on to a course at the College whenever we receive a request from a prospective student. We will consider such applications by taking into account study that has been undertaken, the level attained and the completed credit. This will be in accordance with our own admissions policy and our validating universities Academic Regulations and their policies for the Accreditation of Prior Learning. Support and advice regarding transfer in is available from staff a the College, initially through contacting admissions@bristol-baptist.ac.uk.

Transfer Out

Transfer out of the University may be as a result of a decision instigated by a student or events outlined in the College’s Student Protection Plan. We would facilitate the transfer to another higher education provider in order to allow the student to complete their study as soon as possible by:

a) assisting them to obtain a student transcript from the validating university which will confirm any study undertaken, level attained and credit completed (as appropriate); 

b) reviewing the student’s financial account and issuing a refund for all or part fees as appropriate in accordance with the College’s Refund and Compensation policy.

Support and advice regarding transfer out is available to the student from various sources including their Personal Tutor, the Coordinator of Theological Education and the College Manager.

Internal Transfer

As a result of students requesting to transfer between courses at the College we will consider study undertaken, level attained, and credit completed in accordance with our policies for Registration, the Accreditation of Prior Learning, and the Academic Regulations of the validating university.

Transfer between courses is likely either to be to permit an early exit award, or in order to upgrade to an award at a higher level. It will be facilitated by the College Manager in conjunction with the Academic Registrar.

When an internal transfer is not possible, we will review the student’s financial account and issue a refund for all or part fees as appropriate in accordance with the College’s terms and Conditions of Registration and Refund and Compensation policy.

Support and advice regarding internal transfer is available to the student from various sources including their Personal Tutor, and the Coordinator of Theological Education.