Most courses require you to complete assignments and coursework which will need to be sent to your tutor. This will be sent via an online system through your student community unless otherwise stated.
Assignments come in two forms: automated and tutor-marked. Tutor marked assignments normally include a written or practical assignment or both. Automated assignments consist of a series of multiple-choice questions.
The best way to monitor your progress is through assignments. You will receive these throughout your course and regular contact with your tutor will mean that you are always up to date with your progress. To view the assignments for a particular course, head to the “Assessment” section on the relevant course page.
For each assignment you will have the full support of your tutor to make sure everything is intact before submission.
Sometimes there is a final assessment at year end. This can either be a written exam or practical project. However, many courses do not require this.