Progression with Trail and Progress

4.5. What is progression with Trail and Progress?


If you meet specific criteria as set out in the University’s Regulation and Credit Framework, you may be granted permission to progress to the next level of study whilst undertaking reassessment for a module(s) that has not yet been passed. This is known as Trail and Progress.

Trail and Progress is available for most, but not all Undergraduate programmes*.

*Trail and progress does not apply to Foundation Years and it may not apply to some Undergraduate programmes with Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) requirements. For an Integrated Master’s award, it is only applicable at Level 4.

You will only be granted Trail and Progress when you have met the following criteria:

  • Passed at least 100 credits of your current level of study, but have an outstanding reassessment opportunity in up to 20 credits or
  • Passed at least 80 credits of your current level of study, but have outstanding reassessment opportunities in up to 40 credits and have achieved marks in the range of 30-39% for all failed modules

It is essential that you undertake and pass your trailed credits within the prescribed timescales. Failure to do so will impact your opportunities for further progression.  

If you are unsure whether trail and progress applies to your programme, please consult your Programme Handbook/Module Handbook or speak to your Personal Academic Tutor (PAT).

It is important to remember the following when undertaking trail and progress:

  • You should speak to your Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) about any offer you have received for Trail and Progress
  • Trail and Progress is only available where you meet all the criteria outlined above, and when Trail and Progress is available for your programme
  • You will only be offered Trail and Progress if you have submitted assessment in the previous period of formal assessment
  • You will be taking reassessment for the module that has not been passed alongside your next level of study; you cannot attend the module that is being reassessed
  • Trail and Progress reassessment must be undertaken at the specified time(s)
  • You will need to undertake reassessment for your trailed credits in the next formal assessment period (this will normally be at the end of Semester 1 or Trimester 1 depending on the academic calendar for your programme)
  • In the unfortunate event that you do not pass the trailed credits by the end of Semester 1 or Trimester 1, you are encouraged to continue with your studies for the academic year and seek guidance from your Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) on your next steps. You may not be eligible to progress or may only be eligible for an alternate award
  • To be eligible for your full award, you will need to pass your trailed credits. 

To learn more about Trail and Progress, see the University’s Regulation and Credit Framework or ask your Programme Team for advice.

To learn more about reassessment, see 4.7 – 4.13.



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