This module map provides a list of modules that make up your course.You must pass each module in order to achieve the qualification, the pass mark for each module is 70%. Each module counts towards the overall qualification grade as follows:
Upon completion of the qualification, a grade will be awarded. This will be determined by the percentage achieved for each unit assessment and synoptic assessment and weighted as above. The Grading will be:
Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module guides.
If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this may not be offered. If an optional module will not be run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
An Assessment Schedule for the complete year will be issued to you at the start of each academic year.Each module will be assessed by a computer based exam set by the AAT on the SecureAssess platform. Results will be published by the AAT and can be accessed via the online MyAAT account.
Learning will be achieved through a combination of class-based activity, group-based activity and independent study. The classroom sessions are designed to actively support the development of independent learning strategies by the students. The sessions combine tutor input with a wide range of participative activities including case studies, individual and group-problem solving activities, student led discussions of existing research and article reviews.
Students will be required to work independently and to take responsibility for their learning and progress.Students will typically have around 7 contact hours per week, based on one day at College.
When not attending lectures or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library and the learning resource centre.
Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity. While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.
Level 4: 32% of your time is spend in timetabled teaching and learning activity
Our Academic Support Team provides help in the following areas:
Our Disability Advice and Support Service helps students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes lecturers and professional practitioners with industry experience.