CETAD Online +

CETAD online+ delivery enables you to undertake a course without mandatory attendance on campus

Courses combine innovative learning and teaching techniques with online interaction with your tutor and fellow students.

You can complete your course fully online but if you are able to travel to our Lancaster campus, you are also welcome to attend one or more of our optional themed workshops. This gives you the added benefit of interactive learning face-to-face with the tutor and other professionals.

How will I get started with online learning?

Online module resources are open for ‘browsing’ one week before the module starts. This gives you the chance to look ahead and plan your study time. Your tutor will have posted a welcome message and an introduction to the course. A simple online activity will help you to begin to get to know your tutor and fellow students.

Will I feel part of a learning community?

Once the module begins, you will engage with stimulus materials: readings, videos, case studies, to reflect on, from the perspective of your own work-based context. Your tutor will encourage you to share your ideas with other students, using a mix of forum discussion, tutor-led online chat, and web-conferencing. You will complete study and work-based activities, feeding back on progress to your tutor through regular ‘check in’ sessions. The more you participate, the richer your learning experience will be.

How long do modules last? How will I be assessed?

10 credit modules last approximately 10 weeks, and are assessed through individual coursework. There are no examinations to take. Module assessments vary, and may involve writing a critically reflective assignment, developing a project plan, analysing a case study, evaluating a resource or preparing a sample presentation. Assessments are submitted online, and you can expect to receive your grade and personal feedback within four weeks.

Will I have one to one tutorials?

You will have the opportunity during each module to discuss your ideas with your tutor and other students in group discussion, forums and webinars. All students enrolling on a postgraduate programme will benefit from the additional support of a personal mentor. Your mentor will provide opportunities for you to reflect on your learning in one to one tutorials, through telephone, video or web-conferencing.