Students will be taught by fully qualified, experienced tutors in the classroom, using a range of resources and methods, including text books, demonstrations, practical tasks, projects and elearning. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their own education and develop skills of independent and autonomous learning and self-discovery, with the support and guidance of the tutors. Students will have access to the college’s own Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas, and will be expected to complete independent study outside the class room for at least fifteen hours per week.
60% of the assessment will be set and graded internally and subject to external standards verification. Assessment takes many forms enabling learners to develop a broad range of transferable skills including report writing, presentations, project completion and case studies. 40% of the assessment will be set and graded externally by Pearson, through examinations and set tasks.
During the course of the two years you will have the opportunity to develop a work experience journal in which you will record any work experience you go on as well as any employability skills training you receive in college as well. You will also be encouraged to design and develop your own personalised ePortfolio.