Distance-learning is currently not offered as the latest guidelines from the ISTD are as follows:
The new DDE demands a number of guided learning hours to be delivered directly to the student. The development of the on line management system ‘Totara’ means that essentially all students are able to access work remotely and complete their assessments on line. All units also link with each other and should be seen and delivered as a whole qualification.
As a result we are looking at the option of developing a service to teachers and trainee teachers who may live further afield or study at ADC's that don't offer these units. This would include the following:
Class style Zoom sessions with the tutor to enable discussion and shared experiences.
Tasks and resources given to support learning, which will be completed and then signed off by the tutor.
Individual feedback on required assessments
Guidance on navigating Totara and submitting work.
We run both courses over an academic year as part of our timetable, but completion of the work will depend on individual progress.
Cost for each unit is £450. This would be paid in 6 half-termly instalments.