Transferring Course or Provider

Transferring from another Higher Education Provider or course during the academic year

You could transfer to Craven College as a new Higher Education (HE) Provider in your first year. Maybe you’ve changed your mind about what you want to study, or you just think Craven College might be a better fit? We’re here to help you make that change.

Before you transfer
Transferring is a big step to take – but nothing to be worried about. Here’s what you should do before you call us:
– If you wish to transfer to Craven College from another Higher Education Provider, speak with your current course leader so that you feel confident you are making the right decision and there are no other options with your current provider. You may also wish to discuss your decision with a trusted family member or friend
– Make sure you understand the practical and financial implications of changing HE institution in some cases you may have to repeat a year
– After you’ve explored all your options and you’re sure about transferring, find the course you are interested in and look up its entry requirements
– We consider each request individually and will do our best to find the right course for you and how well you meet the entry requirements

Will I have to repeat a year?
If you are going to be studying the same subject, and it is not too late in the academic year, then you won’t have to repeat a year.
However, if there are significant differences between the course you are leaving and the one you are want to study with us (subjects, modules, technical skills etc.) it’s possible you will have to repeat a year – this is so you don’t struggle academically and to help you get the most out of your new course.
Before you accept your place, please make sure you understand how repeating a year might affect your student funding.

Ready to transfer course to Craven College?
Once you are ready, call our Admissions Team on 01756 693 881.
You will be asked to provide information about your current course of study, e.g. Higher National Certificate, Foundation Degree or the first year of a BA/BSc Degree. We will also need information about the modules you have been taking, so do have this to hand.
If, after careful consideration, we think that a transfer to a course at Craven College is in your best interests, we will talk you through the process and ask you to complete our paperwork. We will also put you in touch with the Course Tutor for your chosen course if needed.
Depending on the course you have applied for, you may be invited to interview or be asked to provide a portfolio of your work. We strongly advise you to visit Craven College before making your final decision to transfer here. We run open days and other events throughout the year.


Transferring from another HE Provider to Year 2 at Craven College

We accept transfer applications for second-year entry for all of our courses and we accept applications for direct entry onto our Top-up courses (which are the equivalent of the third year of a full degree).

Once you are ready, call our Admissions Team on 01756 693 881.

You will be asked to provide information about your current course of study, e.g. Higher National Certificate, Foundation Degree or the first year of a BA/BSc Degree.  We will also need information about the modules you have been taking, so do have this to hand.
If, after careful consideration, we think that a transfer to a course at Craven College is in your best interests, we will talk you through the process and ask you to complete our paperwork.  We will also put you in touch with the Course Tutor for your chosen course if needed.
Depending on the course you have applied for, you may be invited to interview or be asked to provide a portfolio of your work.
We strongly advise you to visit Craven College before making your final decision to transfer here. We run open days and other events throughout the year.

How do we assess your application?
In assessing your application, we look at your current studies (to see how you are getting on and if the modules you are taking are a good match to our own). This is why it is important your UCAS reference is from your current tutor. We want to make sure you will cope with the demands of a Craven College course and you haven’t missed something crucial delivered in our course.
Successful applicants for second-year entry will need 120 credits from their first year e.g. Higher National Certificate, Foundation Degree or the first year of a BA/BSc Degree.
If we are not able to offer you a place at your chosen point of entry, we will consider you for entry at a lower level – for example, first-year instead of the second year.


Transferring from another HE Provider to Year 3 (Top-up) at Craven

We accept applications for direct entry onto our Top-up courses (which are the equivalent of the third year of a full Degree).
Once you are ready please submit an application to Craven College, this can be through UCAS for a full-time course or through the Craven College website for a part-time course.
If, after careful consideration, we think that a transfer to a course at Craven College is in your best interests, we will talk you through the process and ask you to complete our paperwork.  We will also put you in touch with the Course Tutor for your chosen course if needed.
Depending on the course you have applied for, you could be invited to interview or be asked to provide a portfolio of your work.
We strongly advise you to visit Craven College before making your final decision to transfer here. We run open days and other events throughout the year.


Internal Transfer

Sometimes students decide they would like to change the course they are enrolled on either during the first year or before the start of year 2 – this might be possible but there is a process that should be followed.
If you wish to transfer to a new course, you should discuss the possibility with your Course Tutor.  If you are considering a transfer to a different subject area, you should also discuss the transfer with the Course Tutor for the course you are considering transferring to.
If you obtain an agreement in principle to your transfer, you may then approach the HE Office at the Aireville Campus, Skipton.
Whether or not you are permitted to transfer course is likely to depend on a number of factors including:
– a satisfactory attendance record
– capacity in the receiving course
– entry requirements for the receiving course

Both the releasing and accepting Faculties must complete and sign the HE Course Transfer Agreement Form before you can begin studying on your new course.

Academic requirements
When you transfer to a new course, it is expected that you will complete its full academic requirements.
It’s up to you to take note of any advice given to you during discussions about transferring. Your new Course Tutor will give you a written statement of any work to catch up on.
You are not permitted to repeat any modules you have previously taken and passed.

Credit transfers
It may be possible, with the permission of the HE Office, to allow some of the credit you previously gained to be transferred. The HE Office will make a decision as to whether the modules you have already taken meet the learning outcomes of your new programme.

Resits
Generally, the regulations concerning resits will be identical in the programmes between which you are transferring. However, if they are different, the regulations of the programme into which you transfer apply.

Starting your new course
In rare cases, it may not be possible for you to start your new course until the beginning of the following year, in which case you will be expected to withdraw temporarily for the rest of the year. You should check whether this will affect your entitlement to student loans and other funding.


Transferring from Craven College to another Higher Education provider

Changing Higher Education provider is a big decision and the process can be complicated.
You will need to make arrangements with both Craven College and your new institution, which will have its own rules and regulations for you to abide by.
Although we would be sorry to see you go, there is support available to help you make a smooth transition if you do decide to leave Craven College and make a fresh start elsewhere.
We’ve provided some guidance below, but please contact the HE Office if you are considering changing Higher Education provider so that we can provide one-to-one advice and support.

What should I do if I am thinking of changing Higher Education provider?
Firstly, it is important to keep in touch with your current course, even if think you don’t want to do it anymore. Your attendance can affect your student finance, references and qualifications, all of which could be important for your next steps.
If you are serious about changing Higher Education provider, then it is a good idea to approach a member of staff you feel comfortable talking to, for example, your course tutor.

How do I change Higher Education provider?
To transfer to another institution, you need to make an application for the course or courses that you are interested in. If that application is accepted, there are two main points of contact to help you make the transition: your current course tutor and your new course leader.
After you have consulted your course tutor at Craven College, they will contact the HE Office and you will be provided with an official leaving date. This date is important because it can affect the tuition fees you owe and your entitlement to future funding.

How will changing Higher Education provider affect my student finance?
After you have consulted your course tutor at Craven College, they will contact the HE Office and you will be provided with an official leaving date. This date is important because it can affect the tuition fees you owe and your entitlement to future funding.
The effect of transferring on student finance varies according to individual circumstances. It depends on your present course, your stage of study and the course you have chosen to transfer to.
If you transfer to another course and start again at the beginning of a new academic year, the situation is more complicated. SFE offer their services for the length of your course plus one additional year and count a single day of study as a year of support. So if you start again, you will have used up one year of that support and cannot claim money back for the year that you didn’t finish.
For example, in the case of a three-year course, you could complete one year of study and still be entitled to three further years of support. However, if you transfer during your second year and begin another course from the beginning (totalling five years of study), you will have to self-fund part of it.

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