End of Session processing for GT programmes that do not conform to the standard academic year, start dates, programme lengths and/or assessment periods can be effectively managed using non-standard bespoke processing.
Which programmes are covered?
Graduate taught non-standard programmes can be most commonly but not exclusively characterised for BIRMS EoS purposes as one or more of the following:
- Programmes with non-standard start dates, i.e. that do not start at the beginning of the academic year
- Programmes with multiple or flexible start dates
- Programmes of non-standard length
- Programmes with modules that run across academic years
- Programmes with modules not assessed by the exam board in the year the modules are taken
- Programmes which have multiple exam boards, or exam boards with non-standard timing
Principles and Applications of BIRMS EoS processing for NSPs
- BIRMS End of Session processing for Non-Standard Programmes - presentation (PDF - 1.75MB)
The presentation will take you through:
- What constitutes a non-standard programme for BIRMS EoS purposes?
- Why do we promote the use of different ARTs for NSPs?
- Non-standard ARTs - what do they do?
- Do's and Don't's - BIRMS processing for NSPs.
- What do I do if I think my non-standard programme is not covered by these processes?
- NSP GT Masters: ARTs Quick Guide (PDF - 436KB)
- NSP PGDip/PGCert: ARTs Quick Guide (PDF - 431KB)
These quick guides will help you to apply the correct ARTs to your BIRMS EoS processing for your non-standard programmes.
- BIRMS End of Session NSP processing scenarios (without answers) (DOCX - 38KB)
- Answer sheet: BIRMS End of Session NSP processing scenarios (PDF - 279KB)
Consult these documents to apply your knowledge to common NSP Exam Board-based scenarios - the second document will enable you to check your answers!