We are monitoring Government and professional bodies’ guidance closely and putting plans in place to ensure that we can, when the time comes, reopen our classroom-based learning as efficiently and safely as possible.
Courses delivery will be dependent on the circumstances affected by current Government guidance. We are therefore developing a ‘blended’ approach to learning which will ensure courses where possible can be delivered both in the classroom and online. We aim to be as inclusive and accessible as possible.
To participate in an online course, you will need a laptop or PC with webcam (optional) and microphone, internet connection with Google Chrome browser, an email address and be able to access websites.
Specific course related equipment is included in the course information sheet. Once you enrol on a course, the tutor will also contact you to support you in joining the course.
Our online courses offer everyone the opportunity to learn new skills whilst studying from home or other environments. You will be supported through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or other methods to achieve your goals. As your tutor guides you through the planned sessions, you will have the opportunity to ask them questions and receive feedback on your work.
Our Virtual Learning Environment has an extensive range of resources including everything you will need to successfully complete a course and additional guidance and links for further learning. There are also links to external websites, such as web conferencing software, that you may also use.
The delivery method varies per course; however, we always endeavour to provide the highest quality learning experience. The majority of our online courses use video conferencing software to replicate the classroom environment, facilitating an interactive and collaborative environment for people to connect and learn with one another.
A few of our courses are Distance Learning which means that you learn where and when you want using the learning materials supplied on enrolment.
Distance Learning doesn’t suit everyone but is ideal for people who aren’t able to attend a classroom-based course for whatever reason.
We don’t advise enrolling to the course if you anticipate personal/family or work issues that may prevent you committing the minimum required hours per week needed to complete the course.