How does an online course work?
You will be need to create and account with us and then you will be able to access a password protected online learning environment. In this learning environment you will be able to access course materials, interact other learners and with the tutor and each other in course discussion forums, with the option of answering questions based on the course material, and benefiting from tutor feedback.
Do I have to participate in the course discussion forums?
You do not have to participate in the course discussion forums, but we recommend and encourage you to do so. It can be a very beneficial part of learning and good learner interaction helps to create an engaging course dynamic, but it is not a compulsory part of the course. Course discussion forums are asynchronous – i.e. you do not need to be online at any set time; you can leave and collect messages from the discussion forums at a time that is convenient for you.
How long are the courses?
The courses are between ten and twelve weeks long. The length of each course is given in the course description.
How many courses can I study?
You can choose to study a single course, or several, and in any combination. Each course description provides an idea of the likely study time involved, so you can make a decision according to your personal circumstances and time commitments.
What are the learning and teaching methods?
Our courses are delivered via an online learning environment. A unit of course material will be released every week for you to work through. Weekly tutor supported class discussions take place in a discussion forum.
Are there assignments or assessments?
There are no compulsory assignments in terms of essays or other marked work. Throughout the course you will be given ideas and questions to respond to in the discussion forums. Participation in discussion forums is encouraged, but is not compulsory.
Some courses may offer the opportunity to produce a piece of written work for feedback from the tutor. If this is available it will be detailed in the individual course description.
The courses are non-accredited and non-credit-bearing so there are no exams nor formal assessments.
Can I study this course if I am not in the UK?
We welcome learners from all over the world.
Can I study this course if English is not my first language?
Yes. We welcome learners who do not have English as a first language. Studying in this way may help develop skills in the use of English. Please note however that English language support is not provided.
Can I study this course if I am under 18?
You need to be 18 or over to study our courses.
I have holiday booked in the middle of the course – will this matter?
Learners who need to take time out of the course for any reason may do so – but unfortunately we cannot offer fee reductions or course extensions for learners who miss weeks.
Do you provide support?
All our courses are tutor led so our tutors will be there to support you with your learning.
Should you have any technical support enquiries relating to accessing or studying the course material, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Will I get anything at the end of the course?
Our courses are non-accredited and non-credit-bearing, which means that you will not sit any assessments or exams and you will not be awarded any credits that you can use towards an academic qualification.
If you have a question about this course which isn’t answered here, please email us at: email@example.com