How can I study? 

 

We deliver a variety of modes of delivery, each one offering a different level of support depending on the needs and constraints of the students.

Day Release

This mode of delivery is for students who are able to get day release from their employer and offers the highest level of support. Students comment on the value of attending college and being able to interact with other students. The course consists of 4 days tuition per 12 credit module and 2 days tuition per 6 credit module. In addition to the tuition days, there will be one day’s revision for each 12-credit module and half a day revision for each 6-credit module in preparation for the exams. The 6 credit units will be taught in pairs. We try to arrange the timetable so that students only have to be released from their workplace on one day per fortnight. It is expected that students will study for a further five hours per session in addition to attending the course and carrying out revision. The exam results for this mode are excellent, with many of the students gaining a merit or distinction. The lectures take place at one of our centres in Ipswich or Bury St Edmunds. Both are excellent venues with car parking or easy access to public transport. The fee includes all refreshments including lunch.

Evening Class

This mode of delivery is for students who are unable to get day release from their employer but would like to be supported in their learning. The sessions are delivered at our partnership site, West Suffolk College, Out RisbyGate, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3RL. The course consists of 8 evening’s tuition per 12 credit module and 4 evenings per 6 credit module. It is expected that students will study for a further five hours per session in addition to attending the course and carrying out revision. 

Blended Learning

This mode of delivery is based on the on-line materials that have been developed by CIPS. Upon enrolment, learners will be able to access  the CIPS on line learning materials in addition to being supplied with the E Study books. They will be sent a study timetable and details of access to their tutor. Learners will be invited to the course induction day; their tutor will maintain contact and assess their homework with feedback. In addition, students are invited to the day release revision days –a chance to interact with other students, gaining valuable networking opportunities as well as all important tutor support.

Distance Learning

This mode of delivery offers students complete flexibility for their studies. This route can take students one or two years to complete; it relies on the student carrying out self-study for 60 hours per 6 credit module and 120 hours per 12 credit modules, including revision for the exams. Upon enrolment, students will be sent a timetable, e study books and details of access to their tutor. Their tutor will maintain contact with reading, exercises and past examination papers. The examination papers are assessed and feedback is sent back to the student. In addition, students are invited to the day release revision days, one per unit, normally one week prior to the exams.

 

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