What additional study do I need to do?
We recommend that you do AT LEAST the same amount of study at home as you do at College for most courses. This may be reading the textbook/related articles or work set by your subject teacher. It is worth starting to revise areas early in your studies and increasing the amount of questions practiced in the run up to the examinations. Previous experience has shown that the more effort that you put in the greater your chances of passing the examinations.
How can I pay?
We will invoice you or your employer (as detailed on the application form) for the costs associated with the course. If you are paying for yourself, then the course fees can paid in instalments by standing order. The cost of any materials cannot be spread in this way. Further details are available from the Course Manager.
If fees are not paid within the time specified on the invoice, or within the instalment agreement, then you will not be able to continue with your chosen course.
Can I start the next level (of any course) when I haven’t completed the last one?
You can start to study if you have retakes, but you must be aware of the conflict between revising and studying new material. Discussion with the Course Manager is advised. Some papers must be sat before others (refer to the awarding body).
How many students do you need to run a class?
We normally set a minimum of ten to run a class. At the lowest and highest levels we may run with less.
What is the maximum number of students in a class?
We aim to keep classes reasonably small to allow you to gain the most benefit from the tutor and their support. A maximum would be 25, but we aim to split groups of 22 or more (subject to availability of rooms and staff). If maximum numbers should be reached we can put you on a waiting list and then allocate a place should there be any leavers within a reasonable time from induction.