The Online Classroom & Term Dates

Accessing your lessons

Each week comes with a set of written information about your course and a recorded lesson for you to complete. This video lesson is available in the course menu.

Lessons are available at weekly intervals to allow you time to complete assignments and revise the content so far. It is important that you don’t rush through the course material as you will need time to practice the techniques that you have learnt.

Live Assistance:

Each week during term times, our distance learning students are invited to a live study group which is run to discuss your progress with your tutor. Although students will be at different points of the course, this is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions that you have and study alongside other students.
The weekly study groups are run every Tuesday between 11am and 12pm and then between 4pm and 5pm. All timings are UK Time. A link to the session is available on your feedback page.

These study groups are not recorded for data protection.


Each week you will be set an assignment to complete that covers the course material for that week and previous learning. Assignments are uploaded using the course assignment tool and will be marked and returned to you within 14 days. Please read the Submitting Assignments lesson carefully.

Holidays & Important Dates

Tuition availability is based around term times only. No classes are scheduled in ‘holidays’.

Autumn Term (2021): 6th September 2021 – 17th December 2021

Half Term: Monday 25th October 2021 – Friday 29th October 2021

Spring Term (2022): 4th January 2022 – 8th April 2022

Exam Centre Entry Deadline
(For Students Sitting June 2022 Exams): 6th February 2022

Coursework Hand In Deadline
(For Students Sitting June 2022 Exams): 14th February 2022

Half Term: Monday 21 February 2022 – Friday 25 February 2022

Summer Term (2022): 25th April 2022 – 22nd July 2022

Half Term: 30th May 2022 – 3rd June 2022

Autumn Term (2022): 1st September 2022 – 16th December 2022

Half Term: Monday 24th October 2022 – Friday 28th October 2022

Spring Term (2023): 3rd January 2023 – 31st March 2023

Half Term: Monday 13 February 2023 – Friday 17 February 2023

Summer Term (2023): 17th April 2023 – 21st July 2023

Half Term: 29th May 2023 – 2nd June 2023

Further dates TBC

Important: Exams should be booked in the September of the academic year that the student will be taking the exams in.