Higher Education Achievement Report

Learning an additional language is one of the many extra-curricular activities that the University can include in your HEAR.


The 'Languages for All' programme gives you the opportunity to study at a range of different levels, depending on your experience, and does not require you to sit exams unless you want to. You can get recognition for taking any extra-curricular (i.e. NOT for credit) module offered as part of this programme.

In order to gain HEAR recognition you must:

  1. Register for your course as a not-for-credit module.
  2. Attend at least 70% of classes.
  3. Adequately complete all course assignments as required by your tutor/department (does not include exams).
  4. Submit an application for recognition by the Friday, 18th December 2020. To apply for HEAR recognition, click on the link to your module provider below and complete a short form to tell us which course you have completed.

Please note:

  • Recognition will not, in general, be granted after the deadline. It does not matter if you submit an application earlier than the deadline, but applications will not be processed until after the deadline has passed and courses have been completed.  
  • You can expect to see not-for-credit language modules appear in Section 6.1 of your HEAR by the end of the semester in which you have completed your course.

If you have any questions about HEAR recognition, please email hear@sheffield.ac.uk.

Apply for HEAR Recognition

The criteria above apply to additional languages taken with the departments below. Other language learning can also be recognised in the HEAR for example Give it a Go language courses offered by the Students' Union. For a complete list, visit the online activity database on the student HEAR website and select 'Languages' as the activity theme.

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