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Academic Progress Policy (Taught Courses) 2019/20

Warning: the content within this page reflects the information available to students in the 2019/20 academic year. As such, this information may no longer be factually accurate.

November 2019

In November 2019, The Open University made a minor amendment to the Academic Progress Policy (Taught Courses) 2019/20.

The changes made

  1. Update to the Scope section to clarify that Microcredential students are not in scope.

March 2019

In March 2019, The Open University published the new Academic Progress Policy (Taught Courses) 2019/20. This supersedes the previous document - Academic Progress Policy 2018/19. Only minor editorial changes have been made since the previous document.

This policy defines:

  • What constitutes sufficient academic progress for Apprentices to be able to continue studying for their apprenticeship qualification
  • How academic progress is monitored
  • How and when study restrictions are applied to Apprentices
  • How to apply for permission to undertake further study if a study restriction has been applied, and who to obtain permission from

This document applies to students studying undergraduate modules at Open University first level or above ('undergraduate study'). This includes all undergraduate modules studied on a standalone basis as well as undergraduate modules studied as part of a qualification. There is a separate version of this policy for Apprentices

Please talk to your Student Support Team if you need any further information. You can find out how to contact them on Contact the OU.