Assessment & Exams



For some courses, you'll need to complete a number of assignments as part of your coursework. Unless stated otherwise, you will submit completed coursework online through the Student Community.

Some assignments, like essays or projects, will be marked by your tutor. Others, like multiple choice tests, will be marked automatically.

Assignments are a great way of checking your progress throughout the course: your tutor will give you constructive feedback so you know exactly how you're doing and how you can improve.

As always, your tutor will guide you through the process and make sure you’re ready before you complete the assignment.

You may also be required to take a final assessment at the end of each module, depending on the course you have chosen. This could take the form of coursework, an essay, a practical workshop or an exam.

You can check how your course will be assessed on the course page under ‘Assessment’.


If your course involves exams, you'll generally book to sit these in person at a local exam centre. The exceptions to this are our fitness courses. The exams for these are taken securely online. 

You can find an exam centre near you using the following links:


Edexcel (GCSE, IGCSE and A Level)

AQA (GCSE and A Level)

CIM exam venues are accessible through the Student Community.


Depending on your course, you may have to pay a fee to sit your exam. More information will be available on the individual course page under ‘Additional Fees’.

Got a question about exams? Contact our course advisors by email, webchat, or by phone on 0800 056 3983. We're happy to help!

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