Internal assessment is ongoing and is designed to meet the requirements of
the qualification. Students keep a weekly learning journal as part of a
portfolio of coursework which also includes feedback on skills practice, an
essay and a self-review.
External assessment involves candidates watching a DVD of a helping session
and completing a written candidate feedback paper.
The course takes place on one full day a week for 15 weeks (offered at
Lackham and Warminster). We also offer an evening course which entails Saturday
workshops in addition to the weekly class.
You should also allow time for home study, including keeping a weekly
learning journal, reading, and researching and writing assignments. We suggest
you allow at least 4-6 hours a week for this. You will have access to college
facilities including the Library and Learning Resources Centre.