Course Models

Two different delivery models are possible:

  1. Short Option
    This programme is envisaged as having a 3-day contact time including time allocated for assignments. Altogether this option would be around 30 notional hours in length.
  1. Extended Option
    This programme is envisaged as having an initial minimum of 3-days contact time, followed by some time (roughly a month) in which workplace-based assignments can be completed, followed by another 14 hours contact time in the form of whole group sessions or smaller group support. This option would entail around 60 notional hours.

The details of each model are summarised in the table below.

Model Hours overall Pre-course assignment hours Course contact hours Supported assignment hours Hours for assignments /portfolio / open book test
Short Option

(3 credits)

30 4
(Teachers need to complete a contextual profile)
20
(This excludes the 4 hours for assignments completed during the contact time)
4
(Some specified assignments are completed during the contact time)
2
(Open book test only)
Extended Option

(6 Credits)

60 4
(Teachers need to complete a contextual profile)
22
(Contact session) + 14 (Second contact session or field based contact)
4
(teacher planning assignment completed during the contact time)
16
‚Äč(portfolio/ workplace-based assignments)