Female studying in library

PDA qualifications

 

Qualifications available and required credits

The Professional Development Awards (PDA) programme enables you to create a bespoke course where you can build credit to gain an award from a 60-credit certificate (both undergraduate and postgraduate), Certificate of Higher Education, Foundation Degree and other undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Undergraduate awards

Award Credit requirements Compulsory module
BA(Hons)/BSc(Hons): Honours Degree in Professional Development 360 credits at level 0 or above with not less than 280 at level 1 or above, not less than 60 at level 2 or above and not less than 100 at level 3 or above At least 35+ credit UWE Bristol Work-based Learning project module at level 3 including research or evidence-based work
BA/BSc: Degree in Professional Development 300 credits at level 0 or above of which not less than 280 are at level 1 or above, not less than 60 are at level 2 or above and not less than 60 are at level 3 or above At least one 15+ credit UWE Bristol Work-Based Learning project module at level 3
FdA/FdSC: Foundation Degree in Professional Development 240 at level 0 or above with not less than 220 at level 1 or above and not less than 100 at level 2 or above and must include 40 credits of Work-based Learning, 20 at level 1 or above and 20 at level 2 or above At least 40 credits of Work-based Learning in the form of UWE Bristol Work-based Learning project module(s), 20 credits at level 1 or above and 20 credits at level 2 or above
Dip: Diploma in Professional Development 200 at level 0 or above with not less than 180 at level 1 or above and not less than 80 at level 2 or above At least one 15+ credit UWE Bristol Work-based Learning project module at level 2
CertHE: Certificate of Higher Education in Professional Development 120 credits at level 1 or above with not less than 100 at level 1 or above and not less than 40 at level 2 or above At least one 15+ credit UWE Bristol Work-based Learning project module at level 2
Cert: Certificate in Professional Development 60 credits at level 0 or above with not less than 50 at level 1 or above At least one 15+ credit UWE Bristol Work-based Learning project module at level 1 or above

Postgraduate awards

Award Credit requirements Compulsory module

MA/MSc: Masters Degree in Professional Development

180 credits at level 3 or above with not less than 120 at level M A total of 60 credits studied on this award at level M, of which there must be at least one 35+ credit level M work-based project module, including research or evidence-based work
PGDip: Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Development 120 credits at level M (up to 40 will be allowed at level 3) At least one 15+ credit UWE Bristol Work-based Learning project module at level M
PGCert: Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development 60 credits at level M (up to 20 will be allowed at level 3) At least one 15+ credit UWE Bristol Work-based Learning project module at level M
GradDip: Graduate Diploma in Professional Development*
120 credits at level 1 or above with not less than 80 at level 3 or above At least one 15+ credit UWE Bristol Work-based Learning project module at level 3
GradCert: Graduate Certificate in Professional Development*
60 credits at level 1 or above with not less than 40 at level 3 or above At least one 15+ credit UWE Bristol Work-based Learning project module at level 3 or above

* Designed to build on existing intellectual attainment and develop new knowledge and skills in a professional discipline.

Subject-specific qualifications

In addition to the general PDA qualifications, there are subject-specific qualifications.

Subject specific awards include:

Bespoke awards

Employers may contract with UWE Bristol to design a bespoke award within the PDA framework and negotiate a specific title if necessary. Please contact us to discuss your needs in more detail:

Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81102
Email: ipd@uwe.ac.uk

Back to top