BTEC HND Level 5 Pearson SRF 96 credits diplomas

Emilia Alexe made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Edexcel Limited
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Dear Edexcel Limited,

I am writing to make an open request I am entitled to under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
My name is Emilia Alexe and I am a former student of St. Patricks College.
In 2013 , I have enrolled for an HND undergraduate law course academic Level 5 which was registered with UCAS and funded as such.
Pearson EDEXCEL is the awarding body to this particular course.
However, diplomas issued by Pearson EDEXCEL has 96 credits, centre devised units and different framework and size, specific for a non regulated qualification, customised for local needs( PEARSON SRF), as it was well described by the Head of Regulation.
A non regulated qualification, customised for local needs , according to SRF policy , it has a Pass/ Not achieved grading system, reason for which, EDEXCEL had lowered students marks for years, all to Passes ( blaiming the students instead).
Therefore, a non regulated qualification customised for local needs has nothing to do with an undergraduate law course academic level 5; and there is no equivalent between these two qualifications.
My research shows that the HNC/ HND's law courses are not singular and other higher education courses within St. Patricks were customised in the same manners and registered as undergraduate in the same time.( the law courses were discontinued from UCAS and the School of Law widrawn within St. Patricks)
Therefore, according to the evidences, DIPLOMA WITH 96 credits is not fit for purpose and it has no value for money, students being intentionally misled over the years and continuing to be so.
As a victim of this deception, I am intending to sue Pearson and St. Patricks, therefore, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Please suplly the following requests

-how many Diploma with 96 credits were issued by Pearson EDEXCEL for what you are calling BTEC HND academic Level 5 ,national wide, in law and other subjects and which were registered as undergraduate in order to attract public money

- how many Diplomas with 96 credits are issued. by Pearson EDEXCEL within St. Patricks College for BTEC HND academic Level 5 courses in law and ofher subjects since the introduction of HNC/HND's in 2012.( there are evidences that the majority of courses were registered as undergraduate , now erased from the college website).

It was well established that the HNC/ HND courses are not accesss courses , not adult courses ; they are higher education courses academic Level 4 and 5 as per National Framework, equivalent with 1th and respectively 2nd year of a university degree, therefore they were funded as such and diploma should reflect the intended outcome as required by law and as it was paid for.

I would like these information to be provided by papers , email or an oportunity to view)
If this request is to wide or unclear I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act you are required to advised and assist requesters.
If any of these informations are on the public domain please can you direct me with any page references or URL if neccessary.
If the release of these informations is prohibited under the grounds of confidentiality please suplly me with copies of confidentiality agreetment . I should remind you that if such agreetment has not be signed the informations cannot be treatefd as confidential.
However, due to the huge number of students affected and other complimentary consequences, it is a matter of public concern.

I understand that you are required to respond to my concern in the next 20 working days after you received the letter.
I would be gratfeful if you can confirm your acknowdlegement of this request.
I am looking forward to hear from you

Yours faithfully,
Emilia Alexe

PQS Students, Edexcel Limited

2 Atodiad

Hi Emilia

Thank you for your email,

Edexcel, which is part of the Pearson awarding organisation, is not
subject to the Freedom of Information legislation. As you aware, the Act
applies to ‘public authorities, or companies who are wholly owned by
public authorities’. You can find more information about the Freedom of
Information Act by visiting [1]https://ico.org.uk  

 

However in the meantime, if you wish to access your personal information
we hold, you can apply for the Subject Access Request. I have attached the
subject access request form and the subject access request guide.

 

Learners, current or former, can request a letter confirming the
information Pearson holds in regards to their qualifications. You will
need to complete the form and email it to [2][email address]
along with a copy of either passport or driver’s license and also a copy
of a utility bill within the last 3 months with your current address.
There is a £10 non-refundable fee and you can receive the subject access
request within 40 calendar days.

I have provided a link [3]here, for further information about Pearson’s
Self-Regulated Framework (SRF). On this page you can also find the SRF
policy and Quality Assurance Handbook.

I appreciate that this may not be the response you were hoping for but if
you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind Regards

Lauren Donnelly
Learner Support Specialist
 
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> From: [FOI #399706 email]
> Sent: 06/04/2017 00:00:00
> To: pqs.internationaleo
> CC:
> Subject: Freedom of Information request - BTEC HND Level 5 Pearson SRF
96 credits diplomas
> Dear Edexcel Limited,

I am writing to make an open request I am entitled to under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.
My name is Emilia Alexe and I am a former student of St. Patricks College.
In 2013 , I have enrolled for an HND undergraduate law course academic
Level 5 which was registered with UCAS and funded as such.
Pearson EDEXCEL is the awarding body to this particular course.
However, diplomas issued by Pearson EDEXCEL has 96 credits, centre devised
units and different framework and size, specific for a non regulated
qualification, customised for local needs( PEARSON SRF), as it was well
described by the Head of Regulation.
A non regulated qualification, customised for local needs , according to
SRF policy , it has a Pass/ Not achieved grading system, reason for which,
EDEXCEL had lowered students marks for years, all to Passes ( blaiming the
students instead).
Therefore, a non regulated qualification customised for local needs has
nothing to do with an undergraduate law course academic level 5; and there
is no equivalent between these two qualifications.
My research shows that the HNC/ HND's law courses are not singular and
other higher education courses within St. Patricks were customised in the
same manners and registered as undergraduate in the same time.( the law
courses were discontinued from UCAS and the School of Law widrawn within
St. Patricks)
Therefore, according to the evidences, DIPLOMA WITH 96 credits is not fit
for purpose and it has no value for money, students being intentionally
misled over the years and continuing to be so.
As a victim of this deception, I am intending to sue Pearson and St.
Patricks, therefore, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Please suplly the following requests

-how many Diploma with 96 credits were issued by Pearson EDEXCEL for what
you are calling BTEC HND academic Level 5 ,national wide, in law and other
subjects and which were registered as undergraduate in order to attract
public money

- how many Diplomas with 96 credits are issued. by Pearson EDEXCEL within
St. Patricks College for BTEC HND academic Level 5 courses in law and
ofher subjects since the introduction of HNC/HND's in 2012.( there are
evidences that the majority of courses were registered as undergraduate ,
now erased from the college website).

It was well established that the HNC/ HND courses are not accesss courses
, not adult courses ; they are higher education courses academic Level 4
and 5 as per National Framework, equivalent with 1th and respectively 2nd
year of a university degree, therefore they were funded as such and
diploma should reflect the intended outcome as required by law and as it
was paid for.

I would like these information to be provided by papers , email or an
oportunity to view)
If this request is to wide or unclear I would be grateful if you could
contact me as I understand that under the Act you are required to advised
and assist requesters.
If any of these informations are on the public domain please can you
direct me with any page references or URL if neccessary.
If the release of these informations is prohibited under the grounds of
confidentiality please suplly me with copies of confidentiality agreetment
. I should remind you that if such agreetment has not be signed the
informations cannot be treatefd as confidential.
However, due to the huge number of students affected and other
complimentary consequences, it is a matter of public concern.

I understand that you are required to respond to my concern in the next 20
working days after you received the letter.
I would be gratfeful if you can confirm your acknowdlegement of this
request.
I am looking forward to hear from you

Yours faithfully,
Emilia Alexe

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Dear Edexcel Limited,

Thank you very much for your prompt reply.
I do understand that you are not a public body, therefore, you don't fall under the Act.
I already request a SAR under the Data Protection Act 1998 from Pearson and I am also fully aware about Pearson SRF policy, regulations and rules.
As a matter of fact, the informations requested are pretty much relating with Diploma with 96 credits Pearson SRF, which Edexcel unlawfully release simce 2012, after Pearson was given much power to get involved in the higher education sector, especially in delivering vocational undergraduate courses.
For courses which were registered and funded with an undergraduate financial support, EDEXCEL have issued non regulated awards.
Your diplomas have no legal background , therefore, they are no fit for purpose and without value for the money paid, which implicitly leads to a waste in public money.
Edexcel made used of this SRF policy over the years , by lowering students marks all to Passes regardless their initial achievements.
Edexcel has hidden the Pass and Fail system specific to the SRF policy since 2012 by blaiming the students instead.
You might choose not to answer at this stage; I can assure you that facts are not ceasing to exist and it will be some accountability at some point, as students are determined to uncover Pearson unlawful practices.
The evidences are showing that Pearson Edexcel and St.Patricks College actions are fraudulent , therefore, an allegation for deception is fully met and it will be proven .
You should have regard for the thounsands of students which Pearson EDEXCEL have victimised all these years and equally you should have regard for the public money wasted.
You have prety much relying on your credibility, but this time the evidences are speaking for themselves
Yours faithfully,

Emilia Alexe