FAQs

for Learners

All Elklan courses are externally quality assured and accredited by an OfQual regulated national Awarding Organisation. This ensures that the course and your learning log meet the national standards of a formally recognised Awarding Organisation.

All Elklan courses are externally quality assured and accredited by an OfQual regulated national Awarding Organisation. This ensures that the course and your learning log meet the national standards of a formally recognised Awarding Organisation.

Most Elklan courses are offered at either level 2 or 3 but some are level 1 and and a few are level 4 courses. You gain a certain number of credits for each course (Elklan offers 3, 6, 9 or 10 credit courses). One credit represents 10 hours of study. This includes time spent within the teaching session and private study. Private study includes all discussions, reading, reflection, observations and planning as well as written work.

To gain accreditation, you must attend a minimum of 8 out of 10 sessions (or 4 out of a 5 session course).

Terms and Conditions for Learners (last updated 14th Sep 2021)

100% - or nearly! You can ‘not meet criteria’ on one question alone but you can make amendments.  You must keep the original and final versions of your work.

To gain accreditation your learning log has to be 100% complete with ALL assignments achieving the pass criteria.  If you miss a session, you can read Language Builders and ask a colleague to talk you through the information and practicals that you missed. Your tutor may invite you to attend the missed sessions on another course if one is delivered in your area.

If you are not able to submit your completed learning log to your tutor by the end of course deadline then please discuss the matter with your tutor.  The tutor will expect you to suggest a date when your learning log will be complete.  There is an agreement form in the Tutors‘ Area of the website and it is strongly recommended that any arrangement is written down and that you both have a copy.  If your paper-based learning log is late being handed in it is your responsibility to contact the tutor and to deliver your learning log by the extended date.  Your tutor is not able to remind you to do this.

Your Tutor will advise you as to how payment for the course and the accreditation is to be organised as this varies depending on local funding. If you are asked for a cheque please make it payable to "Elklan". Give the cheque to your tutor. A receipt will be sent to your tutor who will forward it to you.

This FAQ is for learners on courses taught by our network of Elklan tutors and co-tutors

It may be possible to use your learning log to help with other courses. This may be particularly useful for those studying on ‘Access’ courses. You need to submit your completed learning log to the tutor of the other course and ask for it to be considered as evidence of prior learning (APL). This may excuse you from certain elements of the other course. However, the final decision lies with the other tutor. It is not the responsibility of apt awards or Elklan or the tutor who led the Elklan course which you attended.