A variety of assessment methods, including: reports, an essay, question-based assessments and practical assignments will be employed in order to allow students to demonstrate their achievement of the learning outcomes. Assessment will be carried out by professional specialists who are expert in the particular knowledge and skills being demonstrated in the assignment, and most of whom are experienced in assessing very similar assignments within the Institutes Post Experience Certificate course.
In general terms, students will demonstrate:
• their knowledge, understanding and skills in enquiry and Learning, through their answers to a series of questions
• their skills in application and problem solving, through portfolios of practical work
• their knowledge, understanding, skills in enquiry, analysis and reflection, through the assignment logbooks
• their knowledge, understanding, skills in learning, enquiry, analysis, communication and reflection, through essays or reports
In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).
Students will receive written, formative feedback on their assignments, from the specialist assessors, as well as a summative grade.