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.
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 Wednesday 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 (2020): 7th September 2020 – 18th December 2020
Half Term: Monday 26th October 2020 – Friday 30th October 2020
Spring Term (2021): 4th January 2021 – 2nd April 2021
Exam Centre Entry Deadline
(For Students Sitting June 2021 Exams): 7th February 2021
Coursework Hand In Deadline
(For Students Sitting June 2021 Exams): 15th February 2021
Half Term: Monday 15 February 2021 – Friday 19 February 2021
Summer Term (2021): 19th April 2021 – 23rd July 2021
Half Term: 31st May 2021 – 4th June 2021
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
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
Further dates TBC
Important: Exams should be booked in the September of the academic year that the student will be taking the exams in.