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Awarding History

If you were not based at our Uxbridge campus, then these awarding history details may help you determine whether Brunel University were your awarding body.

 

Bucks College

Brunel University began awarding degrees for Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education in 1993.  Prior to this the College degrees were awarded by the CNAA.  In December 1997 the College was granted powers by the Privy Council to award its own taught course degrees. Students who registered after this point were awarded a Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College degree.  Students who were still in the middle of their degrees were awarded a Brunel University degree. 

The CNAA was abolished by the 1992 UK Further and Higher Education Act and as a result, The Open University accepted responsibility for the care and maintenance of certain CNAA records and for providing appropriate access to them. Information regarding the service they provide and their contact details can be found here.

We would normally recommend for you make enquires with The Open University Validation Service (OUVS) with regards to the qualifications awarded by the CNAA and not Brunel University London.

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College has been known as Buckinghamshire New University since 10 October 2007.

Henley

Brunel University began awarding degrees for Henley Management College in 1972. 

In March 1997 the College was granted powers by the Privy Council to award its own taught degrees.  Students who registered after this were awarded a Henley Management College degree. 

Doctorate awards continued to be made by Brunel University until 2008. 

London Bible College/London School of Theology

Prior to 1993 degrees for the London Bible College were awarded by the CNAA.  From 1993, Brunel University validated their awards. On 24 February 2004, the College changed it’s name to the London School of Theology.

The CNAA was abolished by the 1992 UK Further and Higher Education Act and as a result, The Open University accepted responsibility for the care and maintenance of certain CNAA records and for providing appropriate access to them. Information regarding the service they provide and their contact details can be found here.

We would normally recommend for you make enquires with The Open University Validation Service (OUVS) with regards to the qualifications awarded by the CNAA and not Brunel University London.

Shoreditch College of Education

In 1980 Shoreditch College of Education was incorporated into Brunel University. From 1980 to 1995 this site was the Runnymede Campus of Brunel University until its closure in 2007.

Awards for Shoreditch College were validated by University of London Institute of Education. The contact details that we have for the University of London are website and email.

West London Institute of Higher Education

Students registered at Brunel University for the above award at that time undertook their studies at West London Institute of Higher Education.

Three institutions made up the core of The West London Institute of Higher Education when it was created in 1976.  These were Borough Road College, Maria Grey College and Chiswick Polytechnic.  Both Borough Road College and Maria Grey College were constituent Colleges of University of London Institute of Education and concentrated on Education awards – the Bachelor of Education and Certificate in Education. 

Chiswick Polytechnic did not, by and large, make awards in its own name.  It specialised in teaching awards with professional qualifications. 

From 1976 until 1986, degree awards made through West London Institute of Higher Education were validated by the University of London Institute of Education. The contact details that we have for the University of London are website and email.

In 1987 the CNAA (Council for National Academic Awards) was set up.  This body accounted for almost all awards made by Polytechnics etc.  This body ran until 1992 when it was disbanded and many Polytechnics were awarded University status.  Award information for this period is held by the OUVS (Open University Validation Service).

On 1 February 1995 the merger of Brunel University and the West London Institute of Higher Education began.  From this point, students received a Brunel University certificates which indicated that they had completed a course of study through Brunel University College.  The only exception to this was Education.  At the point that Brunel University was created, the Education department from both the College and the University became one as part of the University and not the College.  Full integration was completed in August 1997.

BTEC - Edexcel

Not to be confused with B.Tech, which is a specialist degree qualification, BTEC is an acronym for the Business and Technology Education Council. This UK-based organisation was formed in 1984 with the amalgamation of the Business Education Council (BEC) and the Technician Education Council (TEC). BTEC conferred vocational awards, below the level of university degrees, matched to the needs of business and industry. Public and private organisations were able to specify the content of relevant courses of study, some of them non-academic, as well as higher awards - BTEC Nationals, BTEC Higher Nationals, etc. BTEC approved the courses and conferred certificates or diplomas.

In 1996 the functions of BTEC were transferred to Edexcel, a private company that is the largest UK awarding body of academic and vocational qualifications.

These qualifications are now verified by Pearson whose website can be found here

Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA)

The CNAA was abolished by the 1992 UK Further and Higher Education Act and as a result, The Open University accepted responsibility for the care and maintenance of certain CNAA records and for providing appropriate access to them. Information regarding the service they provide and their contact details can be found here.

We would normally recommend for you make enquires with The Open University Validation Service (OUVS) with regards to the qualifications awarded by the CNAA and not Brunel University London.