iQ Academy offers different types of programmes:
- Short Courses;
- Higher Certificates; and
- The Diploma in Business Management
Each type of programme has a different assignment or assessment requirement. So, you might be wondering, what is the difference between Short Course assignments and Higher Education assignments?
In our short course programmes the assignments make up the entire course mark for the whole programme. Each short course has a specific number of assessments which need to be completed in order for a student to complete an entire course, in a given period. At the moment, our short course programmes are offered over 6 to 12 months. In this time, you will be required to submit the designated number of assessments for the course, and you will be provided with opportunities to submit corrections for assignments that you have not yet passed. There are also no examinations in the short course programmes.
In the Higher Education programmes, your assignments are completed once, and based on the marks you receive you will either qualify for a summative assessment or you will not. You need to achieve a minimum percentage to write the summative assessment in the Higher Education programmes. This will apply to each module in a programme, and all Higher Education Programmes will require you to complete more than one module.
Assignments in the short course programmes are also moderated internally, whilst selected modules in the Higher Education programmes may require external moderation. External moderation is conducted by qualified academics from other Higher Education Institutions, whilst internal moderation is completed by qualified academics employed within iQ Academy. Both types of moderation ensure the highest standard of marking and interpretation of the memorandum, to ensure all of our assessment processes are compliant to CHE (Council on Higher Education) standards related to assessment.