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Document title: JISC X
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July 2010



JISC Final Report


Project Information

Project Hashtag

#x
-
cerp

Project Title

(and
acronym)

JISC


XCRI mini
-
projects


X
-
CERP


Start Date

6th April 2010

End Date

31
st

August 2010

Lead Institution

UWIC


University of Wales Institute Cardiff

Project Director

Colleen Connor


Dean of Learning and Teaching

Project Manager &
contact details

Mark Pelling


Project Manager LTDU


Learning and Teaching
Development Unit
mpelling@uwic.ac.uk

02920 205743

Andr
ew Haldane


Project Manager TEL
-
WFD

ahaldane@uwic.ac.uk

02920 205744

Partner Institutions

Middlesex University


Nottingham University

-

OUCS

Project Web URL

http://uwicjiscwfd.wordpress.com/x
-
cerp/

Programme

Name

X
-
CERP

Programme Manager

Richard Staniforth


Project Officer JISC TEL
-
WFD


Document
Information

Author(s) & project
role

Richard Staniforth



Programme Manager

and Andrew Haldane


Project Manager

Date


Filename


URL


Access



Project and JISC internal



General dissemination


Document History

Version

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Comments

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Table of Contents


Concise Report for XCRI Mini Project


JISC


XCRI MINI
-
PROJECTS


X
-
CERP

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1

A.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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3

B.

REPORT

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3

1.

P
ROJECT
O
VERVIEW

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3

2.

P
ROJECT

O
UTPUTS

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4

3.

I
MPACT AND
B
ENEFITS TO THE
C
OMMUNITY

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8

4.

M
AIN
L
ESSONS
L
EARNT

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8

5.


IMPLICATIONS FOR THE

FUTURE

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9

REFERENCES

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10

APPENDIXES

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10

Programme Specification Template

Module

Descriptior Template

CPD

Template

XCRI
-
CAP

Prince 2 Fo
undation and Practice

XCRI
-
CAP

output CPD 16 Courses

Draig

Alpha Web Form 1
-
4 UWIC Web Team not implemented



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A.

Acknowledgements

X
-
CERP (using XCRI for Employer Responsive Provision)

is a UWIC mini
-
pilot
funded by
JISC as part of the JISC XCRI/XCRI
-
CAP project.

The project team would like to offer their grateful thanks for the time and support offered by
the

broad
community

of those engaged in the JISC XCRI project across the UK.


University of Wales Insti
tute Cardiff
-

UWIC

Dr Tom Crick


Cardiff School of Management
-

UWIC

Ting Ting Zeng


Blended Learning Officer


UWIC
LTDU



UWIC

Abdulkarim K. Abdo


ISD UWIC

Jon Owen


Academic Registrar UWIC

Chris George


QA Officer


UWIC

Lil King



Student Data T
ransfer System Project
-

UWIC

Paul Janes


Student Data Transfer System Project
-

UWIC

Stephen Taplin


Web Liaison Officer UWIC

Peter Treadwell


CPPD Centre
-

School of Lifelong Learning
-

UWIC

Collaboration

Yong
jun

Zheng


MUSKET
-

Middlesex University

Stuart Wood
& Kirstie Coolin


Nottingham University

Centre for International e
-
Portfolio
Development

Sebastian
Rahtz and Keith Lewis


Oxford University Computing Services

Alan Paull


APS Limited

B.

Report

1.

Project Overview

UWIC’s mini pilot
X
-
CERP

was i
ntroduced to UWIC stakeholders
in a series of meetings
which elicited
direct interest
from four
key
areas
:

In
formation Services Division ISD,
Academic Registry and QA
, Marketing web team,
Student information transfer
projec
t working with UNIT4 (Agresso)



To remain current

X
-
CERP has focussed on

the recently validated (Academic Handbook
compliant)
new
programme

specifications and
module
descriptors
:

Information Systems and International Studies Re
-
Validation

(March 2010)


C
entre for Personal & Professional
Development CPD Course
s
(2010)


As all UWIC course documentation is text based
X
-
CERP
sought
collaboration
from
XCRI
experienced
institutions
in the area of text data manipulation and transforming
doc/txt to xml.

Yongju
n

Zheng
and Geetha Abeysinghe
from

Middlesex University’s MUSKET
project
are

developing a Transform Tool, ‘Doc2xml’ and agreed to collaborate
on
text data
extraction f
r
om UWIC’s

complex

tabulated

specifications
and descriptor
s
.

Stuart Wood and Kirstie Coolin from
Nottingham University
off
ered a successful

collaborat
ion

formatting
data
from
UWIC’s web based
short
CPD
courses
.


This
offered an
alternative approach

to XCRI
-
CAP

taking CPD short course module

descriptors,
with

consistent text based templates and establishing a web entry form
.


X
-
CERP

has t
herefore t
aken a pragmatic approach to two

differing forms of course offering.
Outputs demonstrate the
potential
to
enabl
e

HEi
s
in Wales,
currently
limited to

text based
course offerings
,

to deliver
XCRI
-
CAP
consistent
employer
-
student
contex
tualised course
offerings.
UWIC’s

prototype extensible

new and/or revised
course entry
web form
completed by academics and
/or

marketing will deliver
long term potential for
user

generated
course selection promised by the
developing
XCRI specification
s
.

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2.

Project
Outputs

D1

The Current UWIC Programme and Module specification system allows for academic staff to
devise programmes or modules matching UWIC requirements

for validation
. The UWIC
handbook (2009) sets out formalised requirements for the validatio
n
of
documents which is in
the form of a word document and in certain sections verbose.


The programme specification and module descriptor templates
(see Appendix 1 and 2)
contain consistent elements
with the

potential
for

extraction

utilising the MUSKET

transform
too
l

from
standard table format
s

(if completed consistently)
. These

tools

have been
developed with the assistance of Yong
jun
Zheng (Middlesex)
.


Module_Transform_Tool uwic_prorame_transformTool and
UWIC

tool
.


The template for the CPD
offerings is in the form of an rtf file (see Appendix 3) which has
been the subject of the

collaboration with Stuart Wood
from Nottingham University
http://xcerp.org.uk



D2

XCRI Programme Description of approved
Degree uploaded to project demonstrator website.


Information Systems and International Studies Re
-
Validation

programme

(19
th

March 2010) as
transformed using the UWIC transform tool created by Yongjun Zheng

and approved by Alan
Paull.


Centre for Personal & Professional Development CPD Courses (2010)
as transformed using
the Stuart Wood web transform tool
http://xcerp.org.uk




D3

At least one example description, uploaded to project demonstrator webs
ite, of how the award
might be applied to t
he context of a specific sector.


CPPD offering/s from Centre for Personal &Professional development transformed through the
creation and use of a web form from Stuart Wood, Nottingham University.


D4

At least one example description, uploaded to project demonstrator website, of how the award
might be applied to the context of a specific employer.


Application of CPPD for up
-
skilling and accredi
tation of staff as follows:


XCERP
-

XCRI for CPPD Web
based Short Course Offerings

Collaboration with Nottingham University

Stuart Wood


Kirstie Coolin


This collaboration links directly to the UWIC CPPD Centre CPD Course offerings accessible
from the UWIC website. The courses are currently entered on a we
b page in text format using
16 basic headings as a template. Some of these headings do not contain data but most do.
Some entry areas are recursive and some unique and/or verbose.


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With the assistance of the UWIC web team we identified the sixteen common

headings within
the course offerings which are used as a template for data entry:



Course Title:


Course Length:




Entry Requirements:


Course Content:


Course Objectives:


Academic Credit:


Accredited by:


Course aimed at:


Programme Leader:


Othe
r Courses of Interest:


Additional Information:


Cost:


Dates:


Enrolment Information:



These headings offered the basis for setting up a web form which could take either direct entry
or have data cut and pasted from the original offerings.


Stuart Wood at Nottingham undertook the creation of a web form which we were able to set up
in a .net environment on an externally hosted website. Outputs from the web form are
available on
http://www.xcerp.org.uk/



Access to the underpinning data entry programme is at:

web site:
http://www.123
-
reg.co.uk/

user: mpelling password: Friday1!

Domain: xcerp.org.uk

Go to Web Hosting (an entry down the page) and click on
Man
age web hosting

Under Your Tools click
Manage database



select xcerporguk_507198_db1

Click [ ] Login



ATLAS
-
SQL
-
07
-

xcerporguk_507198_db1 Username: uxcerpo_507198_1

Password: pudding50 to see Database properties click on Tables in left menu bar

3 tables are available tbl_campus
-

tbl_course
-

tbl_subject

Select a table to view


a table columns listing for the table will be shown

Scroll to the bottom of the table and click on the View/edit data button to view data

The view data page contains a
ll the columns peopled with information


https://sqladmin.123
-
reg.co.uk/dataEntry.aspx?database=xcerporguk_507198_db1&table=tbl_course&
schema=dbo



Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the Web Form Entry area

Enter new course details (1
-
16) the form as required and the XCRI feed will update



D5

The proposed
XCRI Programme Description, pre
-
approval, of prospective Applied Professional
Practice programme
was not formatted according to the UWIC Academic Handbook and was
therefore not applicable for XCRI transformation.


The CPPD Centre course offering was
howev
er applicable and is set out across 16 course offerings according to the web entry form.



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D6

Working with Marketing where possible to demonstrate instance of generic marketing website
content extracted from D5 above.


See attached as Appendix 5 prototy
pe web form as commissioned
from Draig Technology
by
the UWIC web support team for
course design and
marketing purposes.

When detailed
according to the Academic Handbook this will work as an accessible entry point for academics
and course tutors.


D7

A p
roject web presence to enable internal and external stakeholders to follow the
implementation
of the project as it progresses.
http://uwicjiscwfd.wordpress.com/x
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cerp/




D8

Prototype aggregator solution based on XCRI to demonstrate XCRI file use by third parties.


On going
Collaboration with Yongjun Zheng
, Middlesex University (Musket) to deliver a user
friendly visualised output of the XCRI
-
CAP deliverable. To date MUSKET
have delivered a
bespoke UWIC programme which

despite some initial validation issues

has been approved by
Alan Paull to deliver XCRI
-
CAP compliant output through the transformation of the complex
UWIC text based Module descriptors.


D9

Recommendations for

internal consideration are attached.


UWIC’s

institutional readiness
when assessed

using the XIM tool
currently

reflect
s significant
problems. However many of these may be resolved through engagement by stakeholders

in
the XCRI standard

at programme inception
.
CPD

with limited course content

may be handled
more efficiently

and with real flexibility
.


F
ull Programme specifications
may be transformed as XCRI compliant

as part of the
impending change in management systems arising from the
migration to
UNIT4’s
Agresso

and
ACMS
.
JISC w
ork with Unit 4 relat
ing to the ACMS system is at a developing
stage with
involvement from Alan Paull and MMU
, Roehampton, Nottingham and Lincoln Universities
.


We would recommend further engagement with these
projects

both to facilitate and accelerate
the take
-
up of the XCRI Standard
.


MMU Case S
tudy

I.

JISC XCRI
stream
with input from
UNIT4 Agresso

and
Alan Paull

of APS
:

MMU is
engaged with the future take up of
ACMS

while concurrently revalidating courses for
all three years

under their existing systems
.


T
o implement t
he University is currently

developing an Academic Database. T
he issue is how this can be linked operationally with their
existing QLS (Agresso) system

for managing student enrolments.


Meetings have taken place

with Unit4 to discuss this and to identify any gaps between the
stakeholder requirements and the ACMS with QLS offering.


ACMS and QLS are on different
platforms
.

Unit4 to link the two together via an XML
-
based data exchange


which may

involve
the XCRI information model.




MMU Case Study 2.
Professor Mark Stubbs, MMU Head of Learning and Research
Technologies has developed a web form interface for rapid entry of
Course specification
information by academics and stakeholders

in order to facilitate revalidation in tight time
frames. The intention is to engage with UNIT4 to enable the transformation of the revalidated
data
from the forms
for ACMS integration.

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X
-
CER
P

has not
had time to engage with

JISC funded project
partnered by UNIT
4, looking at
the same type of interoperability problem.


It’s led by Roehampton University
with

Nottingham
and Lincoln
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/flexibleservicedelivery/ewes.aspx
.


Exploiting Web Services


is part of the Flexible Service Delivery Programme.


UWIC could have a valuable input bringing together these projects.
.


D10

There are significant
potential implications and benefits of use of the standard to support
collaborative marketing of employer
-
responsive provision
as indicated above
across the UK
and in Wales.



XCRI Overview



XCRI is a JISC
-
funded, UK

-

oriented, non sector specific project to establish a
specification to support the eXchange of Course
-
Related Information.




The XCRI specification is being road tested across English institutions and Europe as
the ISB standard for FE and HE and training sk
ills councils.



The XCRI
-
CAP format is the standard enabling learning providers across the UK,
including Wales, to publish course information so that it can be collected easily by
organisations with course search services such as UCAS.


UWIC Overview



As the

only Welsh HE institution to have won an XCRI JISC development project UWIC
is uniquely placed

to engage with and
in
fluence

the

development of XCRI in Wales.



By integrating XCRI data entry and processing requirements into the Agresso student
information t
ransfer process significant efficiency gains and business process
improvements can be expected .



Significant reduction in on
-
going data entry costs
can be expected
by aggregating
XCRI
-
CAP across UWIC schools with a
standardised

updatable database of offeri
ngs.



Improved identification of duplicated and redundant course modules



UWIC admissions, registry, QA, marketing and ISD will be able to access the XCRI
generated portfolio in one place reducing duplication, allowing standardisation and
quality assurance.



An integrated portfolio of course and module offerings across schools will improve the
marketing opportunity to external audiences


at the UCAS level, MA and in the
developing CPD market.


It is this area on which the mini
-
pilot is planned to focus.



Byte
sized module accreditation may be possible as an employer offering



An opportunity to lead collaboration between Welsh universities and FE colleges
delivering blended/WB/distance learning courses Foundation to MA.



Specific benefits may arise from the impl
ementation of XCRI in the area of empl
oyer
engagement
. The
RSC meeting ''Learning in a Digital Wales'' hosted by JISC RSC Wales

involved discussion of o
ver 400
CPD o
fferings
from Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn/

which led to contextualisation of the XCRI with Cardiff CPD
representatives.

With others t
his
reflect
ed

the potential for
the aggregation of
CPD
offerings in
the future.
Cardif
f University, University of Glamorgan, Swansea Met, University of Wales
Newport and Aberystwyth
and other post 16 institutions
are offering

a wide range of

CPD
courses to fulfil the Welsh Assembly Governments policy to raise the percenta
ge of the Welsh
wor
kforce with

level 4 qualification
s

from 27% 2009 to 40% 2015
.

Future engagement on a
pan Wales basis also involving the WAG may have the potential for take up of the XCRI
standard.

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3.

Impact and
Benefits

to the Community

XCRI (eXchange

of Course Related Information)
has been adopted as a

UK and European
standard arising from a
JISC
-
funded, UK
-
oriented, non sector specific project
seeking to
establish a
standard
specification to support the eXchange of Course
-
Related Information
.


The
successful implementation of XCRI and XCRI
-
CAP

across HE, FE and Skills agencies
and Third Sector
in Wales will have significant benefits for the co
-
ordination of future
offerings across the education landscape.

Engagement is anticipated right across
the
Welsh
post 16 education

landscape
.


T
angible

benefits
will arise from

institutions


engagement with a standard course
specification protocol both internally and externally

through the sharing of accredited
programme/course and module
/unit

information both

in content for advertising purposes and
necessary administrative detail which can be tracked year on year
.



It is anticipated that the greatest impact
may

be felt
in the area of Work Based Learning
(WBL), Accredited Professional Experiential Learning (
APEL), Continuing Personal
Professional Development (CPPD) and part time or distance Masters level courses.


4
.

Main Lessons Learnt

The X
-
CERP project team examined the current level of data consistency and delivery
across a range of Programme specifications and Module descriptors currently used to
present UWIC’s UCAS, MA and CPD offerings with a view to testing XCRI implementation.

While data entry showed consistent levels of revision and maintenance, historical reliance on
free text entry
from academic staff
reflected challenging
vocabulary, semantic, ontological
and
data inconsistencies. Programme specifications prior to November
2009 including those
for Applied Professional Practice are not consistent with the current programme specification
set out in the UWIC Academic Handbook.


A prototype web form has been commissioned from external contractor Draig which reflects
UWIC’s in
tention to standardise future course and curriculum information but
requires
updating to

adhere to the
current
Academic Handbook specification.


In order to overcome the problem that all UWIC programme specifications and module
descriptors across UWIC’s
course offering

are currently text based entry the project team
has engaged with Yongjun Zheng of Middlesex University’s Musket project who is
developing a text2xml transform programme which can in turn deliver an XCRI
-
CAP output
utilising the XCRI Schema.

Despite validation issues this has received approval from Alan
Paull and may indicate a possible route for further development.


The challenge for Welsh institutions engaging with XCRI relates to the wide variety of non
standard course information data s
torage. As a significant proportion of this course data is
entered and stored in text format and in a non standard format it is problematic to conform to
meet the specification set out in the XCRI xml schema.


The components necessary for course or progr
amme specification validation appear to be
broadly common to institutions. However there is no standard data entry protocol across
institutions either in form or terminology (vocabulary) at the present time. This is an area
currently being investigated b
y JISC.





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In conclusion it is our view however that a web based form allowing direct data entry by
academics similar to that being developed by MMU may provide a more direct route to
delivering the benefits that XCRI offers. This form would be detailed
and XCRI compliant
while sufficiently detailed and extensible to meet the demands for flexibility by academic staff
presenting their course offerings for validation.

5.

Implications

for the future

There may be a significant window opportunity to further devel
op the XCRI project within
Wales at the present time.



Politically the Wales Assembly Government has made it clear through the recent
strategy document ‘For Our Futures’ that there is an imperative to improve the
level of educational qualifications within

the Welsh workforce from the current
27% holding a level 4 to 40% by 2015. This will
necessitate improving the
qualifications of the existing workforce over and above graduate entrants.



Owing to financial pressure on education and skills providers in Wales there is
WAG pressure for higher levels of collaboration between institutions and skills
organisations. There is already a high level of collaboration between HEIs and
strengthening li
nks to FE right across Wales into which the XCRI project may fit.



There has been a substantial increase in the numbers of accredited CPD courses
offered by the educational sector which would benefit from a high level
coordination through the operation of t
he XCI Standard.



The numbers of institutions and organisations at HE FE and Skills levels are
relatively limited in Wales which would indicate a strong
er likeli
hood of success in
the implementation of the XCRI standard

than might be found across England.



E
ngagement within Wales between institutions and organisations in Wales and
an informed WAG would appear to be the future way forward.


In order to have a reasonable chance of success XCRI needs to be packaged and presented
using

a far more user friendly
, n
on technical

but still powerful
,

methodology

in order to
influence
policy/
decision makers.



The principles of the XCRI project would benefit from
a series of public institutional
and government
meetings

to disseminate the benefits of implementation.



Agreement in principle should be reached around the administrative user and learner
requirements for data information across course, statistical and financial information



A standard extensible data form should be developed
, prototyped

and promoted
as a
too
l to streamline the entry, dissemination and reporting of information (rather than
attempting to develop a program which
will accommodate the almost impossibly wide
range of programme/course/module/unit data entry systems each with their own
ontology curre
ntly utilised by individual institutions). Mark Stubbs


work at MMU may
prove valuable

to accelerate this process
.



Create a
prototype
‘user friendly’

non technical front end entry
form interface.



Demonstrate a
n approved

learner ‘user friendly’ back end del
ivery
interface
to be
public facing

to demonstrate the outcomes from XCRI implementation
.



Clarify the requirements for
administrative
reporting in order to integrate systems.



Engage with administrative stakeholders across Registry, QA, Marketing, ISD, Skil
ls
and third sector and with WAG and HEFCW.



Further e
ngagement with UNIT4 Agresso ACMS at this level to achieve conformity
would be
have considerable value

in addition to the work being carried out by the
JISC group
.


Rapid prototyping utilising CPD course
s and dissemination of results through a thoroughly
evaluated test would demonstrate the benefits to learners of XCRI implementation across all
sectors.

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It is intended that the UWIC JISC Funded Building Capacity project with UWIC will carry the
XCRI proje
ct forward at least to the end 2010. However further funding for a significant
further project to develop the XCRI potential within Wales as a test bed for the project overall
will be needed in order to establish the real opportunity to embed this approac
h across
institutions, organisations, government and the third sector.


References


We are grateful for the
material
support and advice offered by the following:


The JISC XCRI Mini
-
P
roject participants wh
o have been generous with the eXchange of Project
R
elated
I
nformation (XPRI!).


Kirstie Coolin
&

Stuart Wood of Nottingham University

Centre for International E
-
Portfolio
Development

Yongju Zheng of Middlesex University

MUSKET

Keith Lewis of Oxford University Computer Services

Alan Paull of APS




For
further information and future developments please see the project website:


https://uwicjiscxcerp.wordpress.com/





Appendixe
s


Appendix 1:
JISC X
-
CERP Mini Project Report




Internal Report




Appendix 2
: Programme Specification Template


UWIC Academic Handbook 2009


Appendix 3
: Module Descriptor Template


UWIC Academic Handbook 2009


Appendix 4
: CPD Template

U
WIC Centre for Personal &
Professional Development


Appendix 5
: Live Example using CPD Template


UWIC CPPD web offering


Appendix 6
: Draig/UWIC Web
form screenshots x 4

Draig Technology Limited










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Vocabularies


Terms and vocabularies are the subject of some detailed research between Alan Paull and
Nottin
gham University and others


http://www.hesa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=158&Itemid=233

http://www.xcri.org/wiki/index.php/XCRI_Terms_1.1


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JISC X
-
CERP Mini Project Report


Internal Report


1.

Summary:


1.1 XCRI is an on
-
going JISC initiative expected to be of significant importance across the
UK and Europe. With effective implementation it could provide an opportunity to improve
data management across a wide range of HE and FE programmes including emplo
yer
responsive provision.


1.2 The investigation of the potential of XCRI arose when the current LTDU JISC project on
the use of technology to support workforce development provision identified a need for tools
to support the contextualisation and customi
sation of learning. However, the resultant JISC
-
supported exploratory mini
-
project has also shed light on the wider implications set out in
this report. In particular X
-
CERP has offered the LTDU team an insight into the opportunities
for the rationalisatio
n and aggregation of data relating to course offerings at the Programme
or Module level.


1.3 UWIC’s JISC project X
-
CERP has now ended. However, through the further JISC
Building Capacity project it is intended to continue exploring the opportunities for
further
engagement with XCRI
to explore further its potential use

within UWIC and its potential
in a
pan
-
Wales context. It is however anticipated that further funding would be required at some
future point if XCRI’s potential were to be fully exploited at

UWIC.


2.

XCRI Overview




XCRI is a JISC
-
supported
, UK

-

oriented, non sector specific
initiative

to establish a
specification to support the eXchange of Course
-
Related Information.




The XCRI specification is

also
being
evaluated

across

other

institutions an
d
in
Europe
an standards context

as
an
ISB standard for
post 16
FE and HE and
for use
by other stakeholders such as sector
skills councils.

There is potential for significant
take up of the specification across the whole spectrum of post 16 learning and
teaching services.



The XCRI
-
CAP format
has been accepted as

a
standard
for
enabling learning
providers, to
exchange and
publish course infor
mation so that

in future

it c
ould
be
collected
and aggregated
easily by
organisations

with course search services such
as UCAS.



As a UK standard likely to be adopted in Europe it is suggested UWIC should consider the
opportunity to engage further with XC
RI. In addition to institutional benefits there could be an
opportunity for UWIC to lead in Wales on the implementation of a significant new systems
technology standard.


3.

UWIC Benefits Overview


The potential benefits that might accrue
to UWIC
from
adoptio
n of the XCRI standard are
summarised below:




As the only Welsh HE institution to have won an XCRI JISC development project UWIC
is uniquely placed

to engage with and
in
fluence

the

development of XCRI in Wales

through collaboration with other institutions,

and/or WAG/ HEFCW
.



As part of that engagement, by

integrating XCRI data entry and processing requirements
into
ACMS and t
he Agresso student information transfer process
,

significant efficiency
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gains and business proces
s improvements could be expected.
Other HEis are seeking to
influence Unit 4 to ensure XCRI compliance (see below)



XCRI adoption could be simplified by using an improved webform data entry system
which if adopted would offer ease of entry, match the XCRI schema specification and
simplify d
ata re
-
use across a variety of outputs saving data re
-
entry.



While there could be some front end costs s
ignificant reduction in on
-
going data entry
costs
could be expected
by aggregating XCRI
-
CAP across UWIC schools
providing

standardised
, flexible, and

up
datable database of offerings.



Use of the XCRI schema helps to highlight the need for the use of consistent vocabulary
and semantics

which in turn can help the identification of

duplicated
or
redundant
modules




UWIC admissions, registry, QA, marketing
and ISD would be able to access the XCRI
generated portfolio in one place. The re
-
use duplication, thus facilitating standardisation
and quality assurance.



An XCRI integrated portfolio of course and module offerings across schools may help to
consolidate t
he marketing opportunity to external audiences


at the UCAS level, MA
and in the developing CPD market.




Through such a portfolio presentation of accredited byte sized modules it may be
possible without significant data re
-
entry to offer a more searchable

employer offering.



An anticipated development of the system would allow learners to track their option
selections and create a detailed portfolio of courses they have undertaken.

It is planned
to enable the use of this information for learner course comp
letion verification.



XCRI could ben
efit

collaborative provision by improving the consistency of
information
emanating from a number of providers and by simplifying significantly the

development
and maintenance of any shared web presence. This presentationa
l discipline could

be
particularly helpful when communicating

an employer
-

responsive offer that might
encompass a wide range of
blended/WB
L
/distance
/

CPD shorts/ APEL options across a
range of HFE levels.
Th
e potential relevance of

XCRI to the
WAG
/HEFCW

collaboration
agenda

may provide future opportunities to fund further development (see 4.8 below)


4.

Recommendations


4.1
.
Further discussions between internal stakeholders to assess the potential benefits to
users of UWIC data systems of engaging further w
ith XCRI

may be useful
.
Such a
forum
might consider inviting an external

guest

input
in order
to explore
other
s


experience
s
and
investigate

opportunities for collaboration with English XCRI practitioners such as
Manchester Metropolitan University, Nottin
gham University
(
Centre for International Portfolio
Development
)

or

APS (JISC Consultants).


4.2 In addition to LTDU engagement with XCRI,
Dr Tom Crick of CSM provided technical
support to the mini
-
project

and so UWIC has some internal expertise
. However,

s
eeking
external collaboration
could

inform and accelerate take
-
up,
reducing on
-
costs, for example,

web entry systems
have been

developed at MMU for full course specifications and
at
York
for CPD offerings.
One option would be to explore whether these

exis
ting project outputs
,

skinned as white forms
,

could be adapted and badged for UWIC

use
.
The

new cross
platform test server
in
CSM
could be utilised for the evaluation of such tools without any
interference with current systems.


4.3 A p
rototyping
exercise

could explore

the standardisation of UWIC’s course data entry
systems built around the current

Academic Handbook
specification utilising web entry forms
which are consistent with the XCRI Schema. These
should be designed to
be sufficiently
flexible and e
xtensible to accommodate academic’s entry requirements while standard in
format and layout. For UWIC’s CPPD portfolio offering it may be appropriat
e to use the web
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team’s short f
orm template as the basis for a form
,

similar to the Draig Alpha web form
(
Available on request from
appendix 6
of
report

to JISC
).


4.4 An exercise on the
consistency of data entry across Registry, QA and Marketing
(
with
close involvement of ISD
) appears to be a precursor to the

adoption of XCRI elsewhere for
example
at MMU,
at

Nottingham
(
and

their

East Midlands
LLN
project
)

and
through JISC
c
onsultant
APS’
work with York
.

LTDU

remains in contact with these projects
.


4.5 Two specific tools (
txt2xml
and txt2xcri) for the conversion of text to xml and XCRI
respectively are under
development

at Middlesex and
via
Oxford University Co
mputer

Services

to facilitate the implementation of XCRI in these two universities. The potential
value of these tools to UWIC has been explored
but despite the
XCRI
schema’s extensible
possibilities com
plexities regarding lack of consistency in naming conventions and
vocabularies appear to offer variable XCRI validation outputs from

the

tests
undertaken
using
our

existing Programme specification and Module descriptor templates.


4.6 One solution

would

be for UWIC, when undertaking programme and module validation
and revalidation,
to consider
a move from a text based entry system to a webform entry
system

thereby

delivering

an
sql database readily enabling XCRI implementation and
validation
and
deliver
i
ng

XCRI
-
CAP outputs.

Consistency of data
input matched to
output
would benefit multiple stakeholders internally as well as delivering an

instantly updateable

output accessible to learner/employer/ other end user in relation to

the marketing and

take
up of
course offerings.


4.7 Should the above approach be adopted a

desirable objective for the use of the XCRI
standard and practice practically and effectively both in UWIC and potentially across Wales
would be to agree a standard entry form protocol with ot
her institutions

and stakeholders.
This would simplify the process of establishing a common web
-
presence for any joint or
collaborative market offer involving multiple institutions without seeking to impose such a
protocol on other institutions for their m
ainstream programme documentation.

Such an initiative may prove of considerable interest to HEFCW/WAG in relation to the
collaboration agenda and in achieving consistency of presentation to learners and
employers.


4.8
An example of a webform data entry p
rocess being adopted at the institutional level is to
be found at MMU. Their new webform programme data entry system is currently being
implemented for the re
-
validation of the first year of all programmes (this is the first step in
the concurrent re
-
valid
ation of all programmes). This initiative is of further interest as MMU
are also pursuing with UNIT4 the embedding of XCRI compliance in ACMS. UNIT4’s initial
response has been that MMU’s current course data entry form should be readily
transferrable int
o ACMS. A parallel JISC project (EWES; Exploiting Web Services)lead by
Roehampton University, with Lincoln, Christ Church Canterbury, Nottingham and UNIT4 as
partners may also generate outcomes valuable to UWIC. In both cases the aim is for XCRI
and XCR
I
-
Cap to be integrated into the UNIT4 offering. At a recent XCRI showcase event it
was suggested that all universities working with UNIT 4 maintain contact amongst
themselves, so that common as well as institutional interests can be pursued with UNIT4.


4.9 Although there are potential operational efficiency benefits that should accrue from XCRI
implementation some initial investment would be required. This could be minimal if the
standard were effectively embedded in ACMS. Also,
UWIC could be seen as an

institutional
leader in a Welsh context with the implementation of XCRI. Although external funding may
be less accessible than in the past, a pan
-
Wales implementation of the XCRI specification,
especially in the context of the marketing of collaborative
provision, could be an attractive
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proposition to funding bodies

and this may offer an opportunity to support UWIC
implementation financially



5.0 A way forward may be
initia
l
l
y

to adopt a

two speed strategy involving consideration of
XCRI at two levels of complexity:

CPPD portfolio offerings; designed to meet Welsh Assembly Government aspirations
as set out in the ‘For our Future’ strategy
may

offer a valuable case study using UWIC’s own

portfolio of CPPD offerings. This
c
ould serve as an exemplar that could be rolled out to other
post 16 learning providers and stakeholders across Wales
.

Full Programme implementation designed to meet internal stakeholder requirements
considered as part of

the student data transfer project with UNIT4
and also those of UCAS,
WAG and HEFCW offering the potential for white form rollout to HE and FE stakeholders in
Wales.


Further Funding


There would be some time and funding implications attached to the above
recommendations
with initial set up costs to be incurred which would need to be budgeted should stakeholders
agree to proceed beyond the initial pilot phase.


Integration of XCRI and XCRI
-
CAP within the UNIT4 ACMS implementation as standard
would signifi
cantly reduce potentially significant programming costs. The adaptation and re
-
use of prototype webform entry systems developed under the aegis of the JISC project
would also accelerate delivery of a case study and further contain costs.


On the other sid
e there are likely to be considerable and recurring savings to be made in the
long term in terms of programme administrative costs in data entry and re
-
entry, marketing
and reporting.


CPD and Programme offerings would be more readily updateable on a flexi
ble ongoing basis
potentially enabling UWIC to be lighter on its feet and more responsive to demands made
upon its offering.

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Appendix 1 Programme Specification Template


UWIC Academic Handbook 2009



















































Awarding institution / body

Teaching institution

Programme accredited by


Final award

(including any named exit awards)


Programme


UCAS code (or other coding system if relevant)


Relevant QAA subject benchmarking group(s)


Date of production / revision

Educational aims of the
programme


Programme outcomes


Knowledge and understanding


Skills and other attributes


Teaching / learning methods and assessment

Programme structu
r
es and features, curriculum units (modules), credit and award requirements

Support for students and their learning


Indicators of quality and standards

Please note:

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and
the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonabl y
be expected to achieve and demonstrate if
he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information on the
learning outcomes, content and teaching, learning and assessment methods of each module can be found
in

the study module guide and course handbook. The accuracy of the information contained in this
document is reviewed by the University and may be checked by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher
Education
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Appendix 2 : Module
Descriptor Template

UWIC Academic Handbook 2009


Module Title

Module
Number

JACS Subject Code(s)
and % of each subject

ASC Category(ies)







Level (
3



7
)

Credits

ECTS Credit

Module Value

% Taught in Welsh

Module Type








Teaching Period

Pre
-
requisites




Module Leader

School(s)

Campus





Assessment Methods

Assessment Type

Duration/Length of
Assessment Type

Weighting of
Assessment

Approximate Date of
Submission














Aim(s)






Learning Outcomes







Learning and
Teaching Delivery Methods





Indicative Content






Recommended Reading & Required Reading





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Appendix 3: CPD Template


UWIC Web Team


This is a template offered to course tutors by the Centre for Personal

& Professional Development

as
a text form
. The
template
information is uploaded to the CPD website and used for preparing the
paper course brochure

which can also be viewed/downloaded on the web as a pdf document
:


http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Documents/CPD%20Brochure%202010.pdf


http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/english/businessservices/cppd/pages/cpdcourses.aspx




Course Title:


Course Length:


Entry Requirements:


Course Content:


Course Objectives:


Academic Credit:


Accredited by:


Course aimed at:


Programme Leader:


Other
Courses of Interest:


Additional Information:


Cost:


Dates:


Enrolment Information:

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Appendix 4:
(a)
Live Example
CPD
course from CPPD offering:

http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/Prince2FoundationandPractioner2009.
aspx

with transform
from CPD Template

using Invoke from
www.xcerp.co.uk


Prince 2 Foundation and Practi
ti
oner




Course Length:

5 Days


Entry Requirements:
No formal qualifications are required


Course Content:


This internationally respected course is based on the new Managing Successful Projects
with PRINCE2.


This new version of PRINCE2 is less prescriptive and mo
re flexible than
its predecessor, better reflecting today’s rapidly changing business environment.


The
updated course will help those running projects of any size in any environment to
effectively deliver what is required appropriately managing the costs,

timescales, quality,
scope, risks and benefits. The course will provide delegates with a complete and practical
understanding of the PRINCE2 management method.


Delegates will take the PRINCE2
Foundation and Practitioner examinations at the end of the cou
rse


Course aimed at:

It is aimed at anybody in a Project Management role seeking to
demonstrate competence through a recognised formal qualification, or Managers who
want to develop a controlled approach to managing projects.


Additional Information:

PRINCE2 certification is an invaluable asset to anyone's career
as it increases employment prospects and helps individuals do their jobs more
effectively, becoming an advantage to their employers.



XCRI
-
CAP output: Prince 2 Foundation and Practitioner tr
ansformed using
www.x
-
cerp.org.uk





<?
xml version="1.0" encoding="utf
-
8"
?>


-

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catalog

xmlns:xcri
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xmlns:t
erms
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xmlns:xsi
="
http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema
-
instance
"

xmlns:ukrlp
="
http://www.ukrlp.co.uk
"

xmlns:qcda
="
http://www.qcda.gov.uk/
"

xmlns:geo
="
http://www.w3.org/2003/01/geo/wgs84_pos
"

xsi:schemaLocation
="
http://xcri.org/profiles/catalog
http://www.xcri.org/bindings/xcri_cap_1_1.xsd
http://xcri.org/profiles/catalog/terms
http://www.xcri.org/bindings/xcri_cap_terms_1_1.xsd
http://www.ukrlp.co.uk http://www.w3.org/2003/01/geo/wgs84_pos
"

generated
="
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-
09
-
01T
15:09:31+00:00
"

xmlns
="
http://xcri.org/profiles/catalog
">

-

<
provider
>



<
identifier
>
www.uwic.ac.uk
</
identifier
>




<
identifier xsi:type
="
ukrlp:ukprn
">
10007854
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
U
niversity of Wales Institute Cardiff
</
title
>




<
url
>
http://www.uwic.ac.uk/
</
url
>




<
image

src
="
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/Style%20Library/Images/uwic_logo.gif
"

title
="
Welcome to the University of Wales Institute Cardiff
" />




<
address xsi:type
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51.4958
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address
>




<
address xsi:type
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geo:long
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-
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</
address
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<
address
>
Llandaff Campus 200 Western Avenue
</
address
>




<
town
>
Cardiff
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<
postcode
>
CF5 2YB
</
postcode
>




<
phone
>
029 2041 6070
</
phone
>




<
email
>
uwicinfo@uwic.ac.uk
</
email
>


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<
course recdatetime
="
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-
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-
01T15:09:31+00:00
">



<
identifier
>
2
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Prince 2 Foundation and Practioner
</
title
>




<
subject
>
Business & Management
</
subject
>




<
subje
ct xsi:type
="
qcda:ssa_v1
">
Business Management
</
subject
>


-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:topic
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
This internationally respected
course is based on the new Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2. This
new version of PRINCE2 is less prescriptive and more flexible than its
predecessor, better reflecting today?s rapidly changing business environment.
T
he updated course will help those running projects of any size in any
environment to effectively deliver what is required appropriately managing the
costs, timescales, quality, scope, risks and benefits. The course will provide
delegates with a complete an
d practical understanding of the PRINCE2
management method. Delegates will take the PRINCE2 Foundation and
Practitioner examinations at the end of the course
</
div
>




</
description
>

-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:topic
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
PRINCE2 certification is an
invaluable asset to anyone's career as it increases employment prospects and
helps individuals do their jobs more effectively, becoming an advantag
e to their
employers.
</
div
>




</
description
>

-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:careerOutcome
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
It is aimed at anybody in a Project
Management
role seeking to demonstrate competence through a recognised
formal qualification, or Managers who want to develop a controlled approach to
managing projects.
</
div
>




</
description
>



<
url
>
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/Prince2
F
oundationandPractioner2009.aspx
</
url
>


-

<
presentation recdatetime
="
2010
-
09
-
01T15:09:31+00:00
">



<
identifier
>
2
</
identifier
>




<
duration
>
5 Days
</
duration
>


-

<
venue
>



<
identifier
>
1
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Colchester Avenue
</
title
>




<
address
>
UWIC, Colchester Avenue Campus Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, CF23
9XR
</
address
>




<
phone
>
+44 (0)29 2
041 6157
</
phone
>




</
venue
>

-

<
entryRequirements
>



<
description
>
No formal qualifications are required
</
description
>




</
entryRequirements
>



<
applyTo
>
admissions@uwic.ac.uk
</
applyTo
>




<
enquireTo
>
Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
</
enquireTo
>




</
presentation
>



</
course
>



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Appendix
5

XCRI
-
CAP output from
www.x
-
cerp.org.uk

for 16 courses:




<?
xml version="1.0" encoding="utf
-
8"
?>


-

<
catalog

xmlns:xcri
="
http://xcri.org/profiles/catalog
"

xmlns:terms
="
http://xcri.org/profiles/catalog/terms
"

xmlns:xsi
="
http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema
-
instance
"

xmlns:ukrlp
="
http://ww
w.ukrlp.co.uk
"

xmlns:qcda
="
http://www.qcda.gov.uk/
"

xmlns:geo
="
http://www.w3.org/2003/01/geo/wgs84_pos
"

xsi:schemaLocation
="
http://xcri.org/profiles/catalog
http://www.xcri.org/bindings/xcri_cap_1_1.xsd
http://xcri.org/profiles/catalog/terms
http://www.xcr
i.org/bindings/xcri_cap_terms_1_1.xsd
http://www.ukrlp.co.uk http://www.w3.org/2003/01/geo/wgs84_pos
"

generated
="
2010
-
09
-
01T15:09:31+00:00
"

xmlns
="
http://xcri.org/profiles/catalog
">

-

<
provider
>



<
identifier
>
www.uwic.ac.uk
</
identifier
>




<
identifier xsi:type
="
ukrlp:ukprn
">
10007854
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
</
title
>




<
url
>
http://www.uwic.ac.uk/
</
url
>




<
image

src
="
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/Style%20Library/Images/uwic_logo.gif
"

title
="
Welcome to the University of Wales Institute Cardiff
" />




<
address xsi:type
="
geo:lat
">
51.4958
</
address
>




<
address xsi:type
="
geo:long
">
-
3.2121
</
address
>




<
address
>
Llandaff Campus 200
Western Avenue
</
address
>




<
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Cardiff
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CF5 2YB
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029 2041 6070
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uwicinfo@uwic.ac.uk
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>
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
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Art
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Crafts, Creative Arts and Design
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">
This course is suitable for
beginners and more experienced photographers/ digital image makers who
would like to explore computer digital imaging

and photograph manipulation
using ?Adobe Photoshop?.
</
div
>




</
description
>



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url
>
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/AdobeP
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1
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Colchester Avenue
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<
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>
UWIC, Colchester Avenue Campus Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, CF23
9XR
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<
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+44 (0)29 2041 6157
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None. Open to all levels
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admissions@uwic.ac.uk
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2
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title
>
Prince 2 Foundation and Practioner
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title
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subject
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Business & Management
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Business Management
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">
This internationally respected
course i
s based on the new Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2. This
new version of PRINCE2 is less prescriptive and more flexible than its
predecessor, better reflecting today?s rapidly changing business environment.
The updated course will help those runni
ng projects of any size in any
environment to effectively deliver what is required appropriately managing the
costs, timescales, quality, scope, risks and benefits. The course will provide
delegates with a complete and practical understanding of the PRINCE
2
management method. Delegates will take the PRINCE2 Foundation and
Practitioner examinations at the end of the course
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div
>




</
description
>

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">



<
div

xmlns
="
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">
PRINCE2 certification is an
invaluable asset to anyone's career as it increases employment prospects and
helps individuals do their jobs more effectively, becoming an advantage to their
employers.
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div
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It is aimed at anybody in a Project
Management role seeking to demonstrate competence
through a recognised
formal qualification, or Managers who want to develop a controlled approach to
managing projects.
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div
>




</
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>



<
url
>
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/Prince2
FoundationandPractioner2009.aspx
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>


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2
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5 Days
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>


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venue
>



<
identifier
>
1
</
identifier
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<
title
>
Colchester Avenue
</
title
>




<
address
>
UWIC, Colchester Avenue Campus Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, CF23
9XR
</
address
>




<
phone
>
+44 (0)29 2041 6157
</
phone
>




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venue
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entryRequirements
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<
description
>
No formal qualifications are required
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description
>




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applyTo
>
admissions@uwic.ac.uk
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(0)29 2041 6010
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>




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>



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identifier
>
3
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Diploma in Holistic Massage
</
title
>




<
subject
>
Complementary Therapies
</
subject
>




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subject xsi:type
="
qcda:ssa_v1
">
Nursing and Subjects and Vocations Allied to
Medicine
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subject
>


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"
>



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xmlns
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">
Students will study the following
modules: Clinical Aromatherapy: A history of Aromatherapy, consultation,
contra
-
indications, essential oil safety, profiles of 50 essential oils, methods of
extraction, quality of essential oils, base oil profiles and othe
r arriers, selecting
&#38; blending essential oils, olfaction, holistic principles, chemistry of
essential oils with specialist in
-
house lecturer, simulated treatment scenarios,
treating common ailments with Aromatherapy, adapting massage techniques to
aro
matherapy, therapists posture, aftercare advice, client records, homecare
advice, massage positions and techniques for unusual settings/situations, clinic
sessions, liaising with other professionals, professional bodies, codes of
conduct and ethics, curren
t development and legislation in Aromatherapy.
Anatomy &#38; Physiology: Different parts of the skeleton, joints. Cellular
organisation at tissue, organ, and system levels. Structure and functions of the
skin. Body fluid compartments and membrane transport

mechanisms. Neurons,
membrane potentials, action potentials, skeletal muscles, ultra structure,
excitation contraction coupling, effects of exercise and training. Blood, blood
cells, immunity and haemostasis Anatomy and physiology of the heart and
blood v
essels, control of arterial blood pressure. Lymphatic system Structure of
the nephrons, urine formation by the kidney. Anatomy of respiratory system,
transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide, mechanics and control of breathing.
Anatomy of gastrointestinal sy
stem Digestion and absorption of food products.
Mechanisms of hormone action, hypothalamus and pituitary thyroid,
parathyroid and adrenal glands, control of blood glucose. Anatomy and
physiology of the male and female reproductive system. Anatomy of the ce
ntral
nervous system, neurotransmitters, functions of the spinal cord, brain stem and
the hypothalamus. Motor control. Sensory system. Special senses ntegrated
Pathology: Fundamentals of pathophysiology. Pathophysiological changes in
different cells Cell &
#38; tissue disorders.Inflammation, healing and repir.
Circulatory disorders. Theories of pain Business Module:
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div
>




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>

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">



<
div

xm
lns
="
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">
<a
href="http://www.uwic.ac.uk/cshs">Cardiff School of Health Sciences
Website </a>
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div
>




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description
>

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ome
">



<
div

xmlns
="
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">
Successful completion of the
course would enable the practitioner to practice as a MTI registered massage
therapist. This course also meets the pre
-
requisite massage standard for
undertaking the IFPA
accredited Diploma in Aromatherapy.
</
div
>




</
description
>



<
url
>
http://www.uwic.ac.uk/courses/health/HolisticMassage.asp
</
url
>


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<
qualification
>



<
accreditedBy
>
Massage Training In
stitute (MTI)
</
accreditedBy
>


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3
</
identifier
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<
duration
>
24 weeks (over 9 months; September ?

June)<br />The course will run
on either Monday or Tuesday (9.30 ? 4.30) plus 10am ? 12pm on Wednesdays.
<br /> For further information please contact the programme leader on the
details below
</
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>


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<
venue
>



<
identifier
>
2
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Llandaff
</
title
>




<
address
>
UWIC, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB
</
address
>




<
phone
>
+44 (0)29 2041 6138
</
phone
>




</
venue
>

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entryRequirements
>



<
description
>
To discuss entry requirement please contact the programme leader
on the contact details below.
</
description
>




</
entryRequirements
>



<
applyTo
>
admis
sions@uwic.ac.uk
</
applyTo
>




<
enquireTo
>
Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
</
enquireTo
>




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>



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identifier
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4
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Choreography and Performance in Community Dance Contexts
</
title
>




<
subject
>
Dance
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subject
>




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subject xsi:type
="
qcda:ssa_v1
">
Performing Arts
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subject
>


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(Re)
-
examine the role of the
artist
-
practitioner in the process of dance making, devising and performance
with non professional participants in a community context. Students will
develop an ability to critically reflect and evaluate their own practice through
analysis of theoretical models of artistic and collaborative processes. They will
also extend their understanding of the impact that choreographic and
performance processes ha
ve on the artistic and social development of
community participants
</
div
>




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description
>

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">



<
div

xmlns
="
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">
Run in pa
rtnership with
Community Dance Wales
</
div
>




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>

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">



<
div

xmlns
="
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">
Community Dance
Artist
-
Practitioners Other dance artists wanting to develop their skills in participatory
dance activity<br />Teachers in Schools<br />Private dance teachers<br />
Artists ? within performing arts<br />21+ With a degree or at least 3 years
experience profe
ssional experience<br />
</
div
>




</
description
>



<
url
>
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/Choreog
rahyandPerformanceinCommunityDanceContexts.aspx
</
url
>


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<
cred
it
>



<
title
>
On successful completion of the assessment requirements students will be
awarded UWIC?s Continuing Professional Development Award, which is
equivalent to 20 credits at level 7.
</
title
>


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identifier
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4
</
identifier
>




<
duration
>
6 days
</
duration
>


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<
venue
>



<
identifier
>
1
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Colchester Avenue
</
title
>




<
address
>
UWIC, Colchester Avenue Campus Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, CF23
9XR
</
address
>




<
phone
>
+44 (0)29 2041 6157
</
phone
>




</
venue
>

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entryRequirements
>



<
description
>
Students applying for these courses should preferably have a degree
or other appropriate/equivalent qualification, and at least 3 years professional
experience.
</
description
>




</
entryRequirements
>



<
applyTo
>
admissions@u
wic.ac.uk
</
applyTo
>




<
enquireTo
>
Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
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enquireTo
>




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<
identifier
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5
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Music Technology for Teachers
</
title
>




<
subject
>
Education
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subject
>




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subject xsi:type
="
qcda:ssa_v1
">
Teaching and Lecturing
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subject
>


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<
div

xmlns
="
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">
The format includes a
presentation that introduces the Digital Audio Workstation, the fundamentals of
MIDI, the criteria for hardware selection and the management of analogue and
digital audio mat
erial. The second half of the course is a practical session that
applies these techniques to MIDI and audio sequencing, using Cubase SX. The
course takes place in a purpose equipped music laboratory that provides
individual access to workstations and inclu
des a 700 page ?NOW let?s make
music!? pack that covers 10 arrangements of popular songs for the classroom
plus a CD with backing tracks and MIDI files
</
div
>




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>

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<
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xmlns
="
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Click <a
href="/English/education/Enterprise/courses/Pages/MusicTech.aspx"
target="_blank">here</a> for further details
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>




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<
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xmlns
="
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">
Teachers of secondary music who
wish to confirm and develop their knowledge of the first principles of music
technology. The
course may benefit teachers who are preparing to deliver this
subject for the first time, those who are researching the purchase of new
equipment and teachers who are beginning to use sequencers in lessons
</
div
>




</
description
>



<
url
>
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/MusicTe
chnologyforTechnology.aspx
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>


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5
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One Day
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>


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identifier
>
1
</
identifier
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<
title
>
Colchester Avenue
</
title
>




<
address
>
UWIC, Colchester Avenue Campus Colchester Avenue, Cardiff,
CF23
9XR
</
address
>




<
phone
>
+44 (0)29 2041 6157
</
phone
>




</
venue
>

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>



<
description
>
Basic computer skills, with some midi/audio recording knowledge
would be advan
tageous although not necessary
</
description
>




</
entryRequirements
>



<
applyTo
>
admissions@uwic.ac.uk
</
applyTo
>




<
enquireTo
>
Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
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identifier
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<
title
>
Understanding meat and fish quality
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title
>




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subject
>
Food & Drink
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subject
>




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">
Hospitality and Catering
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>


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<
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xmlns
="
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">
This course will enable the
delegate to understand important biochemical and ultra
-
structural changes that
take place post
-
mortem in the conversion of muscle to meat, the endogenous
and exogenous factors that affect meat quality (flavour, texture), the imp
act of
processing and storage of fish and meat products and relating to best pratice.
This will allow the delegate to objectively measure meat and fish quality.
</
div
>




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>

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<
div

xmlns
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">
It is aimed at people working in
meat or fish production who have some basic knowledge of the science
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>




</
description
>



<
url
>
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/Underst
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>


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duration
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One Day
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duration
>


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>



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identifier
>
1
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Colchester Avenue
</
title
>




<
address
>
UWIC, Colchester Avenue Campus Colchester Avenue, Cardiff,
CF23
9XR
</
address
>




<
phone
>
+44 (0)29 2041 6157
</
phone
>




</
venue
>

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entryRequirements
>



<
description
>
No formal qualifications are required.
</
description
>




</
entryRequirements
>



<
applyTo
>
admissions@uwic.ac.uk
</
applyTo
>




<
enquireTo
>
Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
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>




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>



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identifier
>




<
title
>
Creative Web Design 3
</
title
>




<
subject
>
Graphic & Design
</
subject
>




<
subject xsi:type
="
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">
Crafts, Creative Arts and Design
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>


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<
div

xmlns
="
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">
This final module in the
Foundation Award in Creative Website Design introduces you to Macromedia
Flash, the industry standard for creating high
-
impact websites. You will
learn
how to create vector graphics and animations, incorporate buttons and
interactive elements and add movies and sound to your site. You will use these
skills to create a complete interactive Flash web interface.
</
div
>




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>

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<
div

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="
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Run in partnership with
Ffotogallery based at Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5
1QE
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>




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escription
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xmlns
="
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">
Students who have completed
Creative Web Design 2
</
div
>




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description
>



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url
>
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/Creative
WebDesign3.aspx
</
url
>


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>



<
accreditedBy
>
UWIC
</
accreditedBy
>




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qualification
>

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credit
>



<
title
>
20 credits at CQFW Level 4
</
title
>




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>

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7
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>




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duration
>
10 x 3 hour or 5 x 6 hour sessions
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duration
>


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venue
>



<
identifier
>
5
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Chapter Arts Centre
</
title
>




<
address
>
Market
Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE
</
address
>




<
phone

/>




</
venue
>

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entryRequirements
>



<
description
>
Completion of Creative Web Design 1 and 2
</
description
>




</
entryRequirements
>



<
cost
>
£200
</
cost
>




<
applyTo
>
admissions@uwic.ac.uk
</
applyTo
>




<
enquireTo
>
Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
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enquireTo
>




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identifier
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8
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
IOSH Working Safely (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health)
</
title
>




<
subject
>
Health Safety & Environmental
</
subject
>




<
subject xsi:type
="
qcda:ssa_v1
">
Public Services
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>


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="
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">
<ul><li>Introducing working
safely </li><li>Defining hazard and risk </li><li>Identifying common hazar
ds
<li><li>Improving safety performance </li><li>Protecting the environment
</li></ul>
</
div
>




</
description
>

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<
description xsi:type
="
terms:topic
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/19
99/xhtml
">
<a
href="/english/health/cpp/pages/home.aspx">http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/engl
ish/health/cpp/pages/home.aspx</a>
</
div
>




</
description
>

-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:aim
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
On successful completion of the
course, delegates should be able to: <br /> <ul> <li>identify the hazards and
evaluate the risks in their workplace </li><li>use appropriate workplace
precautions for specific risks o
r seek advice on workplace precautions
</li><li>assist managers in preparing written risk assessments
</li><li>follow their organisation?s health and safety policy </li> <li>co
-
operate and communicate on safety matters </li><li>carry out work activities
wi
thout undue risk to themselves or others </li><li>report relevant accidents
and incidents </li><li>monitor their own activities and assist managers in
active monitoring. </li></ul>
</
div
>




</
description
>

-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:careerOutcome
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
The course aims to raise
awareness of health and safety issues at work. It is directed at all employees
who may need to be more aware of the
hazards of their workplace and their
work activities.
</
div
>




</
description
>



<
url
>
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/IOSHWo
rkingSafely.aspx
</
url
>


-

<
present
ation recdatetime
="
2010
-
09
-
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">



<
identifier
>
8
</
identifier
>




<
duration
>
4 Day
</
duration
>


-

<
venue
>



<
identifier
>
1
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Colchester Avenue
</
title
>




<
address
>
UWIC, Colchester Avenue Campus Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, CF23
9XR
</
address
>




<
phone
>
+44 (0)29 2041 6157
</
phone
>




</
venue
>

-

<
entryRequirements
>



<
description
>
No formal

qualifications are required.
</
description
>




</
entryRequirements
>



<
cost
>
POA / Discount for group bookings
</
cost
>




<
applyTo
>
admissions@uwic.ac.uk
</
applyTo
>




<
enquireTo
>
Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
</
enquireTo
>




</
presentation
>



</
course
>

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<
course recdatetime
="
2010
-
09
-
01T15:09:31+00:00
">



<
identifier
>
9
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Novel Writing
</
title
>




<
subject
>
Humanities
</
subject
>


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<
subject xsi:type
="
qcda:ssa_v1
">
Sociology and Social Policy
</
subject
>


-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:topic
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
Novel Writing provides an
introduction to the art and techniqu
es of novel writing. By the end of the
module you will have completed a portfolio of work that could potentially be
submitted to relevant national competitions and literary agents. Teaching is
enhanced by the use of e
-
learning
</
div
>




</
description
>

-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:topic
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
Individuals who complete this
module can go on
</
div
>




</
description
>

-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:careerOutcome
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
Those wishing to pursue
postgraduate study in Creative Writing
</
div
>




</
description
>



<
url
>
h
ttp://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/NovelWr
iting1.aspx
</
url
>


-

<
credit
>



<
title
>
20 credits at Masters Level
</
title
>




</
credit
>

-

<
presentation recdatetime
="
2010
-
09
-
01T15:09:31+00:00
">



<
identifier
>
9
</
identifier
>




<
duration
>
12 taught weeks
</
duration
>


-

<
venue
>



<
identifier
>
1
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Colchester Avenue
</
title
>




<
address
>
UWIC, Colchester Avenue Campus Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, CF23
9XR
</
address
>




<
phone
>
+44 (0)29
2041 6157
</
phone
>




</
venue
>

-

<
entryRequirements
>



<
description
>
Relevant degree or work experience
</
description
>




</
entryRequirements
>



<
applyTo
>
admissions@uwic.ac.uk
</
applyTo
>




<
enquireTo
>
Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
</
enquireTo
>




</
presentation
>



</
course
>

-

<
course recdatetime
="
2010
-
09
-
01T15:09:31+00:00
">



<
identifier
>
10
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Europ
ean Computer Driving License (ECDL)
</
title
>




<
subject
>
I.T. & Software
</
subject
>




<
subject xsi:type
="
qcda:ssa_v1
">
ICT Practitioners
</
subject
>


-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:topic
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
This flexible programme covers
seven modules which can be taken in any order and at any time over three
years. All modules have to be passed to gain the qualification and
include:
</
div
>




</
description
>

-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:aim
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
To gain a European ? wide
qualification which enables people to demonstrate their competence in
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computer skill
s. It is accredited by the British Computing Society.
<ul><li>Basic concepts of IT </li><li>Spreadsheets </li><li>Presentation
</li><li>Using the Computer and Managing Files </li><li>Word Processing
</li><li>Database </li><li>Information and Communication
</li></ul>
</
div
>




</
description
>



<
url
>
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/ECDL.as
px
</
url
>


-

<
presentation recdatetime
="
2010
-
09
-
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">



<
identifier
>
10
</
identifier
>




<
duration
>
Flexible up to 3 years
</
duration
>


-

<
venue
>



<
identifier
>
1
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Colchester Avenue
</
title
>




<
address
>
UWIC, Colchester
Avenue Campus Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, CF23
9XR
</
address
>




<
phone
>
+44 (0)29 2041 6157
</
phone
>




</
venue
>

-

<
entryRequirements
>



<
description
>
No formal qualifications or prior kn
owledge of IT or computer skills
are required to study ECDL
</
description
>




</
entryRequirements
>



<
cost
>
£260
</
cost
>




<
applyTo
>
admissions@uwic.ac.uk
</
applyTo
>




<
enquireTo
>
Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
</
enquireTo
>




</
presentation
>



</
course
>

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<
course recdatetime
="
2010
-
09
-
01T15:09:31+00:00
">



<
identifier
>
11
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Advanced Digital Photography
</
title
>




<
subject
>
Photography
</
subject
>




<
subject xsi:type
="
qcda:ssa_v1
">
Crafts, Creative Arts and Design
</
subject
>


-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:topic
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
This course will help you
understand the dev
elopment of new media in photography, and develop a
broad practical knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, digital photography techniques
and equipment. You will use our digital darkroom to produce your own
portfolio, and gain skills and confidence in making, manip
ulating and archiving
your own digital pictures, using your own equipment.
</
div
>




</
description
>

-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:topic
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
Ru
n in partnership with
Ffotogallery based at Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5
1QE
</
div
>




</
description
>

-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:careerOutcome
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
Students who have completed
Introduction to Photography Beginners &#38; Intermediate
</
div
>




</
description
>



<
url
>
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/Advance
dDigitalPhotography.aspx
</
url
>


-

<
qualification
>

Project
hashtag:

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<
accreditedBy
>
UWIC
</
accreditedBy
>




</
qualification
>

-

<
credit
>



<
title
>
20 credits at CQFW
Level 4
</
title
>




</
credit
>

-

<
presentation recdatetime
="
2010
-
09
-
01T15:09:31+00:00
">



<
identifier
>
11
</
identifier
>




<
duration
>
10 x 3 hour sessions
</
duration
>


-

<
venue
>



<
identifier
>
5
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Chapter Arts Centre
</
title
>




<
address
>
Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE
</
address
>




<
phone

/>




</
venue
>

-

<
entryRequirements
>



<
description
>
Completion of Introduction to Photography Beginners &
Intermediate
</
description
>




</
entryRequirements
>



<
cost
>
£200
</
cost
>




<
applyTo
>
admissions@uwic.ac.uk
</
applyTo
>




<
enquireTo
>
Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
</
enquireTo
>




</
presentation
>



</
course
>

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<
course recdatetime
="
2010
-
09
-
01T15:09:31+00:00
">



<
identifier
>
12
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Customer Service
</
title
>




<
subject
>
Personal Development
</
subject
>




<
subject xsi:type
="
qcda:ssa_v1
">
Foundations for Learning and Life
</
subject
>


-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:topic
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
The customer service course will
explore what customer service is. It will facilitate the candidates to identify
who their customers are and how to meet their individual needs and
expectations in order to crea
te a positive lasting impression. Through practical
guidance effective verbal and non
-
verbal communication techniques will be
developed such as active listening and asking open and closed questions along
with how to deal with difficult situations.
</
div
>




</
description
>

-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:aim
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
<ul><li>To develop skills and self
confidence in meeting and exceeding customer
expectations through excellent
customer service skills</li><li>To handle difficult customers and situations
effectively and enhancing communications skills via various different
mediums</li></ul>
</
div
>




</
description
>



<
url
>
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/Englis
h/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/Custom
erService.aspx
</
url
>


-

<
presentation recdatetime
="
2010
-
09
-
01T15:09:31+00:00
">



<
identifier
>
12
</
identifier
>




<
duration
>
One Day
</
duration
>


-

<
venue
>



<
identifier
>
1
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Colchester Avenue
</
title
>


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#x
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<
address
>
UWIC, Colchester Avenue Campus Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, CF23
9XR
</
address
>




<
phone
>
+44 (0)29 2
041 6157
</
phone
>




</
venue
>

-

<
entryRequirements
>



<
description
>
No formal qualifications are required.
</
description
>




</
entryRequirements
>



<
applyTo
>
admissions@uwic.ac.uk
</
applyTo
>




<
enquireTo
>
Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
</
enquireTo
>




</
presentation
>



</
course
>

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<
course recdatetime
="
2010
-
09
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">



<
identifier
>
13
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Introduction to Pro Tools 8
</
title
>




<
subject
>
Music
</
subject
>




<
subject xsi:type
="
qcda:ssa_v1
">
Performing Arts
</
subject
>


-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:topic
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http:
//www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
<ul><li>Getting to know Pro
Tools 8 </li><li>Getting inside Pro Tools 8 </li><li>Creating your first session
with the new interface </li><li>Making your first MIDI recording
</li><li>Making your first audio recording </li><li>Impor
ting Media
</li><li>Selecting and navigating </li><li>Basic editing techniques
</li><li>Introduction to mixing </li><li>Finishing your work
</li></ul>
</
div
>




</
description
>

-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:aim
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
To develop a good knowledge of
Pro Tools 8 and have a more comprehensive understanding of mix and edit
screens. A range of techniques to import and export a variety of audio form
ats
such as Mp3, Wav and Midi formats. Assigning automation to a mix and
finalising a track to CD.
</
div
>




</
description
>

-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:careerOutcome
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
Individuals who have an interest
in developing their skills for home recording enthusiasts and/or developing
skills for future candidates wishing to enrol as Music Production degree
students
</
div
>




</
description
>



<
url
>
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/ProTool
s7Introduction.aspx
</
url
>


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<
presentation recdatetime
="
2010
-
09
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01T15:09:31+00:00
">



<
identifier
>
13
</
identifier
>




<
duration
>
10 weeks
</
duration
>


-

<
venue
>



<
identifier
>
1
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Colchester Avenue
</
title
>




<
address
>
UWIC, Colchester Avenue Campus Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, CF23
9XR
</
address
>




<
phone
>
+44 (0)29 2041 6157
</
phone
>




</
venue
>

-

<
entryRequirements
>

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#x
-
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<
description
>
Basic computer skills, with some midi/audio recording knowledge
would be advantageous
although not necessary
</
description
>




</
entryRequirements
>



<
cost
>
£250
</
cost
>




<
applyTo
>
admissions@uwic.ac.uk
</
applyTo
>




<
enquireTo
>
Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
</
enquireTo
>




</
presentation
>



</
course
>

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course recdatetime
="
2010
-
09
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">



<
identifier
>
14
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Managing Rapid Product Development (RPD): Theory and Practice
</
title
>




<
subject
>
Product Desig
n & Development
</
subject
>




<
subject xsi:type
="
qcda:ssa_v1
">
Crafts, Creative Arts and Design
</
subject
>


-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:topic
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
The course will provide a detailed
introduction to the key issues associated with managing rapid product
development (RPD). The course will introduce delegates to best practice theory
of RPD and the technology available to dri
ve RPD as well address the practical
managerial implications of RPD. The course will cover the following:<br />?
Best Practice Theory and RPD Rationale<br />? Technology to enable RPD<br
/>? RPD Case Studies<br /> ? Management Implications of RPD
</
div
>




</
description
>



<
url
>
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/Managin
gRapidProductDevelopment.aspx
</
url
>


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<
presentation recdatetime
="
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-
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">



<
identifier
>
14
</
identifier
>




<
duration
>
2 days
</
duration
>


-

<
venue
>



<
identifier
>
1
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Colchester Avenue
</
title
>




<
address
>
UWIC, Colchester Avenue Campus
Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, CF23
9XR
</
address
>




<
phone
>
+44 (0)29 2041 6157
</
phone
>




</
venue
>

-

<
entryRequirements
>



<
description
>
No formal qualifications are required
</
description
>




</
entryRequirements
>



<
applyTo
>
admissions@uwic.ac.uk
</
applyTo
>




<
enquireTo
>
Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
</
enquireTo
>




</
presentation
>



</
course
>

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course recdatetime
="
2010
-
09
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">



<
identifier
>
15
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
SPS Ltd Sports Massage Diploma
</
title
>




<
subject
>
Sport
</
subject
>




<
subject xsi:type
="
qcda:ssa_v1
">
Sport, Leisure and Recreation
</
subject
>


-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:topic
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
The course covers the
professional, theoretical and practical skills and knowledge required to become
a

sports massage practitioner. A large amount of the content is practical based
in which candidates learn the fundamental hand skills associated with sports
massage.
</
div
>


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</
description
>

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<
description xsi:type
="
terms:aim
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
To develop the necessary
professional, theoretical and practical skills and knowledge required to become
a sports massage practitioner.
</
div
>




</
description
>

-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:careerOutcome
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
People wishing to become sports
massag
e practitioners or those wanting to learn more about the processes and
benefits of sports massage.
</
div
>




</
description
>



<
url
>
http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/BusinessServices/cppd/Pages/SportMa
ssage.aspx
</
url
>


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<
presentation recdatetime
="
2010
-
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">



<
identifier
>
15
</
identifier
>




<
duration
>
120 contact hours, typically delivered as either 20 x half day weekly
sessions or as a

series of weekends. In addition candidates are required to gain
100 hours recorded practical experience before certification
</
duration
>


-

<
venue
>



<
identifier
>
1
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Colchester Avenue
</
title
>




<
address
>
UWIC, Colchester Avenue Campus Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, CF23
9XR
</
address
>




<
phone
>
+44 (0)29 2041 6157
</
phone
>




</
venue
>

-

<
entryRequirements
>



<
description
>
No formal qualifications are required, but an understanding of
anatomy and physiology is essential. Applicants without this knowledge may
struggle on the theoretical aspects of the course.
</
description
>




</
entryRequireme
nts
>



<
cost
>
£1600 + VAT
</
cost
>




<
applyTo
>
admissions@uwic.ac.uk
</
applyTo
>




<
enquireTo
>
Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
</
enquireTo
>




</
presentation
>



</
course
>

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course
recdatetime
="
2010
-
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">



<
identifier
>
16
</
identifier
>




<
title
>
Foundation Law
</
title
>




<
subject
>
Trading Standards & Licensing
</
subject
>




<
subject xsi:type
="
qcda:ssa_v1
">
Service Enterprises
</
subject
>


-

<
description xsi:type
="
terms:topic
">



<
div

xmlns
="
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
">
The content corresponds with the
Trading Standards Institute Foundation module Legal Systems.
</
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write to: Department of Public Protection, Cardiff School of Health Sciences,
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The aim of the module is to
introduce the student to the legal system of England and Wales. This will
inv
olve learning about the key features and institutions of UK constitutional law
(including understanding the process of law making and having awareness of
the European Union and European Convention on Human Rights dimensions).
The nature and role of law in
society will be considered too, together with local
and devolved government. Students will also be introduced to and consider the
criminal and civil justice systems
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Colchester Avenue
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UWIC, Colchester Avenue Campus
Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, CF23
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+44 (0)29 2041 6157
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No formal qualifications are required
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£750 + VAT
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admissions@uwic.ac.uk
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Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
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Prof Test
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Sport
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Sport, Leisure and Recreation
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further test
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many tests
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www.uwic.ac.uk/test
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Hefcw test
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Degree test
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17
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6 test
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2
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title
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Llandaff
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title
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address
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UWIC, Llandaff

Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB
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address
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<
phone
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+44 (0)29 2041 6138
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phone
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description
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A level test
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description
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£100 test
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applyTo
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admissions@uwic.ac.uk
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Admissions: +44 (0)29 2041 6010
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Appendix 6
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Web form

UWIC

commissioned pre Academic Handbook 2009 from Draig




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