Short Courses

Access & Credit Study

Part-time credit study is for those looking to gain entry to a University degree, accumulate academic credits towards a certificate or for personal interest.

Our programmes include a mixture of credit and non-credit courses. Students who enrol on a credit course will be expected to complete the course for credit. This involves matriculating as a University of Edinburgh Student.

All credit courses are approved at SCQF Level 7 - the equivalent of first year studies in an undergraduate degree.

Credit for Entry

Credit for entry
Credit for Entry offers a flexible, part-time opportunity to gain the academic requirements for entry to degrees in humanities and social science subjects.

Certificate of Higher Education

Certificate of Higher Education
A certificate programme of 3-5 years of flexible part-time studies towards a nationally recognised university qualification.

Studying for Credit Guide, Rules and Regulations and Terms and Conditions

For details of Credit Study, Rules and Regulations and Terms and Conditions at the Centre for Open Learning, please see the following documents :



Related Links

Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)