The Work Based Tutoring By Distance Learning course, delivered by Westminster, will provide background information on the historical and current theories of learning, learning styles, types of learner, teaching, training, preparation, motivation, delivery and assessment, feedback and reflective practice and the opportunity for candidates to apply these theories to their areas of practice. The course comprises of two 30 credit modules: Principles of Work-based Tutoring, in the first year of study and Reflective Practice of Work-Based Tutoring, in the second year of study.
Study is by blended learning, a combination of University attendance and online teaching. The course will start with a day-long orientation at the Cavendish Campus. The modules will be delivered predominantly by use of our virtual learning environment, allowing for flexible study.
This will be supplemented by two University half-day workshops per year in addition to workplace visits for the second module. On successful completion of each year of the course you will earn CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits from the University as approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). The course is also accredited by the Higher Education Authority.
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You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Book IELTS
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Applicants admitted to the course will normally have training/teaching roles and would be expected to hold an Honours degree from a UK university or its equivalent. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in each element.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Student loans and grants
Most international students pay their fees themselves, for example by taking out a bank loan. Others may get help from family and friends.
If you're an international student, you will not normally be eligible for UK-based student loans or grants.
For more information on eligibility for UK-/EU-based funding for undergraduate funding, visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.
You can approach both private and government-backed organisations in your home country for funding or loan schemes. Information about these can sometimes be found on government education sites, or at your nearest British Council office
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US students interested in applying for Federal Student Aid will find more information on our US loans page.
Externally funded scholarships
There are a number of scholarship opportunities for international students. Most of these are for studying at postgraduate level and are highly competitive. The application deadlines are usually a long time before the start of the academic year, so you need to find out about scholarships as early as possible.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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