The graduate diploma is offered through distance learning, as a full and a part-time modular course.  


Full-time is over one year and part time over two years. Part-time study will allow you to study  alongside your professional or personal commitments.

At ION, we understand the need for flexibility. Our graduate diploma course is a full- or part-time, modular course, offered in distance learning mode to allow you to study alongside your professional or personal commitments.

You will be fully supported by a range of carefully created materials, webinars, forums and information via our innovative virtual learning campus, RelION, as well as access to University of Portsmouth physical and online library resources and study skills resources.



Added flexibility

A variety of engaging teaching methods are used. All lectures are recorded to give you the opportunity to watch them at your convenience, and to embed and enhance your learning and understanding. Module coordinators will engage with you via course forums and core formative activities. You will also be invited to attend pre-scheduled online tutorials to provide you with an opportunity to connect with tutors and peers. As you progress through the diploma, contact will lessen as you become more self-directed and ready to enter practice. All assessments are timetabled in advance.


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