Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning, Transfer Process and Progression Agreements

Welcome to BCU’s faculty of HELS RPL and Transfer guidance page. This downloadable document explains what you need to know about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and transfer of credits in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences (HELS).

It covers the process of RPL towards both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It will also explain how to transfer BCU credits you have gained from modules and interim awards during your time studying with us into a BCU award such as a Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma or Master’s.

There are two mechanisms through which BCU can recognise your prior learning:

  • RPL process for those who have studied and gained university credits at a different institution to BCU.

  • Transfer process for those who have gained university credits studying courses at BCU.

If you think you can apply for RPL or Transfer of BCU credits towards a particular course and wish to gain advice about this process please email:

For advice on CPD, further study, module combinations and what BCU modules can be transferred into a BCU award please email: