How is each year structured?
There are three terms in each year. Each term is 12 weeks long – the length of a course. Full-time learners will take 4 courses simultaneously during a term; part-time learners will take 1-2 course each term. We recommend that all learners begin with 1 course to familiarise themselves with the programme and online learning.
How long will the whole programme take to complete?
The programme is broken down into three levels: Level 1 is a Certificate course; Level 2 is a Diploma course; and Level 3 is a Bachelor’s degree. To finish each leveln you will need to complete 40 credits, or 10-12 courses.
Each level will take a full-time learner 1 year to complete and part-time learner 2-3 years. This means a full-time learner can receive a Bachelor’s degree after 3 years.
How much time will a single course take to complete?
Each course is made up of 100 learning hours, which will be split down into three areas below.
- 40 hours of structured learning on the online LMS
- 15 hours of structured tutorial learning
- 45 hours of unstructured learning (This includes library reading, reflective journaling, assignment writing, and preparation for final exam or project)
This means a full time learner (taking 4 courses simultaneously) will need to commit 32-36hrs/week to study. A part-time learner will need to commit 9-18 hrs/week.