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Credit Accumulation and Transfer
education dictionary

<administration> A scheme whereby all learning which can be judged to be at Further and Higher Education levels can be credited and programmed to achieve nationally recognised awards.

It enables students to put together a study programme based on a range of courses or modules, across departments, faculties or even institutions. Courses and course modules are worth a certain number of points and accumulated points can be transferred from one course or institution to another. The introduction of CATS into Further and Higher Education has made it much easier to put the principle of APEL into practice.

See: Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning

Acronym: CATS

(07 Mar 2006)