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Frequently Asked Questions
1 Where do I find the AMA template?
They are available at the foot of this page for staff access only.
2 Which template should I use?
Please use the one branded for your School or IDS.
3 Can students on my Aston Certificate/Diploma be awarded an AMA?
No. If you would prefer to use AMA for your student group you will need to enrol the students on a different programme. Please contact Registry for advice.
4 Can I award an AMA at the Module Board if the student has a borderline mark e.g. 39%?
No. The module and the AMA must be referred to the Programme Board. Only a Programme Board can make condonement and referral decisions.
5 Should we award AMA on our FCA programme after every Module Board?
You may find it easier to award your AMA at a natural break in the programme e.g. to those students who have decided not to continue. You should award the highest award available which could be a PgCertificate and not AMA, if the student has enough credits.
6 Can a student use a module they have already received an AMA for as APL on another Aston programmed?
Yes. That is not a problem. The General Regulations concerning the volume of APL credits permitted apply as usual.
7 If a module is used for APL do students have to hand in the AMA?
No, they can keep the AMA.
8 If a student loses their AMA can the School issue a replacement?
Yes. Schools may wish to agree a fee for replacements. Schools should check that an AMA was issued before giving a replacement. This is one reason why these regulations ask AMA to be attached to the student record on SITS.
9 How many AMA can a student receive?
As many as allowed by their type of enrolment. For example UGT General Regulation state that associate students may enrol for, and be assessed in, individual credit-rated modules to a maximum of 60 credits in any five-year period.
10 Can I change the wording or design of the AMA for my School or programme?
No. All AMA should use the wording and design approved by Senate for consistency.