SEEC is a collaborative network of universities and HE providers working together to advance the use and practice of academic credit, widening access to learning.  Formed in 1985, SEEC operated independently until this year, and is now becoming a Network of UALL.  Visit the website here

SEEC’s ambition is ‘to advance education for the public benefit by developing credit accumulation and transfer and promoting lifelong learning, at the higher education level’.  We promote links and collaborative ventures between members, employers, professional bodies and other organisations with interests in credit.

SEEC has always served as a reference point on credit-based learning, structures and processes in the UK and in the developing field of European credit.   We publish the widely-used SEEC Credit Level Descriptors

SEEC’s former Chair, Prof Darryll Bravenboer, is a member of the Advisory Group undertaking the QAA’s review of the HE Credit Framework for England.  This Group, drawn from and acting on behalf of the HE sector in England, is providing expert advice on the review of the Framework.  The existing Framework was published in 2008 and has not been reviewed or updated since. The Advisory Group will review the existing guidance considering contemporary developments within the area of credit frameworks, including credit transfer, assessment and mapping to other UK and European credit frameworks, taking account of the radical changes to the sector since 2008. The Group will work to revise the guidance and support the consultation process with the wider UK HE sector prior to publication. The schedule for this work has been delayed as a consequence of the Covid-19 crisis, and the revised publication schedule is to be confirmed but is likely to be early 2021.

Network Committee

As a UALL Network, SEEC will be managed by a Committee, led by a Convenor.  Initially this will include former Trustees of SEEC with additional members sought once the Network is established.

Prof Darryll Bravenboer, Middlesex University (Convenor)

Dr Corinne Boz, University of Cambridge

Clare Dunn, The Open University

Sarah Macdonald, Pearson College London

Heather Rosa, Institute for Optimum Nutrition



Birkbeck University
Bishop Grosseteste University
University of Bristol
Brunel University
University of Cambridge
Dublin City
Durham University
Hong Kong
Middlesex University
Newcastle University
The Open University
University of Oxford
Trinity Saint David
University of York



  • Links with the major agencies in the sector, and opportunities for advocacy and contribution to policy formulation
  • Continuously-updated intelligence on policy, funding and strategy at the highest levels in the sector
  • Free or reduced price entry to conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Engagement with action, theoretical research and other funded activities
  • Opportunities for free or reduced price UALL publications
  • Membership of specialist networks, acting as communities of practice across the sector in; Employer engagement/CPD, Work-based learning, Widening participation and social inclusion, Women in lifelong learning, Student and staff development



American Association For Adult and Continuing EducationCanadian Association for University Continuing EducationEuropean University Continuing Education network Higher Education Lifelong Learning in Ireland Network (HELLIN)PASCAL International ObservatoryTurkish Council For Continuing Education (TUSEM)Association for Professional, Continuing, & Online Education (UPCEA)

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