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Changes to policy and curriculum

Academic Progress Policy 2023/24 (Apprentices)

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.

Summary of significant changes since 2022/23 version:

a) Document layout has been adjusted.

b) The Student Charter Values paragraph has been re-written in response to changes made in the annual review of the Student Charter in 2022.

c) A new section, ‘further clarification’ was added to the policy.

d) A new subsection welcoming feedback has been introduced at the end of the document

For more help or information

If you need any further information, please contact the Apprenticeship Enrolment and Support Team (AEST) for England Scotland and Wales. You can find out how to contact them on Contact the OU.

For Apprentices in Northern Ireland and for Apprentices studying Nursing Programmes, Social Work or Advanced Clinical Practice in other Nations, your most appropriate contact may be your Staff Tutor, Education Manager, or Faculty Co-ordinator.