FAQ

Questions most commonly asked by students.

Enrolment

Q. When can I enrol/start?

A. You may enrol and start at any time of the year for the Creative Writing courses. Please see the Academic Calendar for the start dates of the Fine Arts and Art History courses.

Q. Can I study from anywhere in the world?

A. Our courses are available to any one, anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. The course content is relevant to any country, culture or economy. We aim to provide a solid and enjoyable learning experience rivalled by none.

Q. How will my course be delivered?

A. Click on the 'How Does This Course Work" link at the bottom of each course description for more information, or contact the relevant Course Instructor. Creative writing courses are structured quite differently from Art History and Fine Arts courses, so it is probably useful to contact the Course Instructor for more details.

Q. When do I have to complete the course?

A. Each course follows its own structure (outlined in the Course Syllabus you will receive upon enrolment). There are start and end dates for the Fine Arts and Art History courses, which you can see on the Academic Calendar.


Assessment

Q. Assignments- how do they work?

A. Details of assessment can be found in your Course Syllabus. Once you completed your work, send it in. Your Course Instructor will review the assignment and provide you with comments and feedback. Our policy is not to 'hand-hold' but to teach, and to encourage you to learn and apply concepts through your own efforts.

Q. Can I resubmit my work?

A. Yes - If you’re not happy with anything you have submitted, you may re-submit the assignment again. Course Instructors may recommend this if they feel you have not grasped the concepts well enough.

Q. How many assignments are there for each course?

A. The number of assignments depends on the course itself. See your individual course syllabus for further details.

Q. Deadlines and Methods of Communication?

A. Most Course Instructors will ask for work within certain time-frames. How and when is normally discussed and agreed at the start of the course.


Qualifications

Q. What qualification will I receive?

A. You will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of all requirements.

Q. What other things can I do?

A. You can go on to do other courses in our catalogue, or check out the offerings at our sister website for more options. progress from one single module to a combination of many modules and to higher qualifications i.e. Advanced Certificates, Diplomas and Higher Advanced Diplomas.

Q. Can I get credit?

A. Academic credit may be possible, depending on the course studied, and the meeting of additional requirements (e.g. essays, projects, etc).


Exams

Q. Do I have to sit for an exam?

A. No, you do not.


Course Instructors

Q. Can I contact my Course Instructor at any time?

A. Yes - within reason. We encourage students to develop dialogue with their Course Instructors. This is not to say that you can expect your Instructors to provide a 'hand-holding' service. We are great believers in learning for learning's sake, not just ticking off multiple-choice questions, or meeting slack requirements just to get a piece of paper.

Q. How do I contact my Course Instructor?

A. Your Course Instructor's details will be provided to you upon enrolment, together with instructions on how to contact them. Most likely, your instructor will contact you first.

Q. Are your Course Instructors qualified?

A. Yes. You can read their rather impressive profiles or ask them questions before you sign up.

Q. Practical work - How is this done?

A. The beauty of most of our courses is that you are not just learning theory - you get to put your knowledge to use. Each course will have its own specific guidelines about what practical work is required and how it should be done. You will get this information in the Course syllabus when you enrol.


General

Q. Can I pay in instalments?

A. No. For now, we are not offering any instalment plans.

Q. Do I get a discount if two or more of us enrol together?

A. You may claim a 5% discount on fees if you both enrol in courses at the same time. Corporate or government departments who wish to enrol a group of employees should contact us for other discounts.

Q. How many students will be on a course?

A. Please note that Art History and Fine Arts courses will require a minimum of five (5) students per class in order to run. There are no minimum student numbers for Creative Writing courses - you can start anytime, on your own.

Q. What happens if I have to stop studying for a while? (eg. Get sick, go on holidays, have a baby)

A. Speak to your Course Instructor immediately and find out what the options are.

Q. Do I need any extra books or materials?

A. You are supplied with most of the necessary course study materials. However, some subjects (in Fine Arts for example) may require you to purchase additional materials for your assignments (e.g. paintbrushes, paints, etc). A supplies list will be provided for those courses which require additional materials.

Q. Is there an age limit?

A. There is no maximum age limit. We do however have a minimum age limit of 18 years. Below that age, parental consent would be required

Q. What if I only want to study for fun or for a hobby?

We welcome students who do not require a formal qualification but who are quite happy to have access to the knowledge and notes, and undertake the course for self-enrichment purposes.

Q. Are there any hidden costs?

A. There are no hidden extras - the tuition fee covers study materials, teaching and instructor support, and assignment marking/feedback. The only extras are for textbooks (if necessary) or art materials (see the List of Supplies for your course). When in doubt, ask.

Q. Are your courses up-to date?

A. Our courses are continually updated and each term will feature new content. The course content can be rapidly updated and improved without the red tape and bureaucracy experienced at other educational institutions.

Q. Do you have a Refund Policy?

We have a refund policy that is fair and equitable.

Q. What Recognition do you have?

A. Warnborough College is fully accredited as a Premier College by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC). The College also has educational oversight through the Independent Schools Inspectorate. All courses are designed according to ISO9001 and ISO27001 standards (which we are certified for), and our emphasis in people development is demonstrated through our accreditation as an Investor in People.

 

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