Expert tutors, innovative teaching


Returning to education can open up a world of opportunities, but taking that step and managing your studies can be challenging at times. Teaching methods may have changed since you last studied, this may be a new subject to you, or you may have other commitments competing for your time. 

Our courses are rigorous and challenging both in content and time commitment. That is why we work with you to help identify your support needs, so that you can focus on developing the skills you need to succeed. 

Our tutors and lecturers have many years of experience and are active researchers, involved in the ongoing development of the discipline and the profession, advising on committees of the professional standards bodies.  

We deliver our courses utilising a variety of methods designed to support your academic development. You will be supported by a range of carefully created interactive materials and information via our virtual learning environment, RelION.  

Personal tutoring, guided discussions and regular contact with module coordinators via email and video sessions will ensure that you get all the guidance and support you need, both academic and pastoral.   



Teaching methods:

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Workbooks
  • Individual tutorials
  • Small group tutorials
  • Guided pre-reading and tasks
  • Small group projects
  • Video and audio media
  • Interactive formative tests
  • Forums
  • Exams



Learning to learn

As part of our commitment to maximising your learning experience, we have embedded study skills within the curriculum of our courses. This is especially helpful for those who have been away from formal study for some time or want to build their academic skills.

Students also have access to our Study Skills Hub, a high-quality repository of open educational resources and in-house materials covering core academic skills including: writing, referencing, evaluation, critical and reflective thinking, and academic integrity.



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