In this article we'll cover:
Registering with the university
You won't need to visit the partner university to complete the assessment - everything can be done online.
You may need to register as a student at the partner university running your program in order to complete the final assessment course and in order to be awarded credit. This is so that they have all the information they need to be able to issue you with formal credit and ensure you confirm your agreement to abide by the rules, regulations, procedures and codes that the partner university requires.
Normally, this will be done via FutureLearn. We will ask your permission to provide the partner university your details for this purpose before you purchase the final assessment course. On some programs, you may need to register directly with the partner university. Full details will be provided on the assessment page of the particular program.
You may also need to verify your identity.
Taking the assessment
Assessment courses run over a set number of weeks and start on a fixed date. Normally at the end of the final assessment course you will submit your final assignment. Final assessment courses run at different times in the year, so you should choose to join a course when you know you will have enough time to complete the work and submit the written assignment by the deadline.
You will be required to demonstrate your understanding of the program material and will be assessed in a way appropriate to the subject area. Additional teaching, learning and support may also be provided.
Receiving your results
The results of final assessments submitted via FutureLearn will normally be available within 4 weeks of you submitting your work. (For assignments submitted in other ways see the information page on the specific program.)
You'll receive a FutureLearn Award to show you've completed the components of the program on FutureLearn, and a paper transcript from the partner university that officially awards the credit.
Results for any final assessment courses run directly by the University will be issued by that University in accordance with their standard arrangements for students.
Resits and deferments
On most programs, you will be entitled to resit the final assessment course once. Assessment courses will be presented periodically on FutureLearn and so you should be able to join a later run of the course. The price for the resit will depend upon the program. Assessment courses elsewhere will also typically be run regularly.
You should ensure that you only join the final assessment course if you have time to study the course and complete the coursework by the specified deadline. Assessment courses will be run several times a year - see specific program pages for details.
If you have joined the a final assessment course on FutureLearn and an unexpected event occurs you will need to submit evidence of the event or sickness to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may be entitled to enrol on the final assessment course the next time it is presented on the FutureLearn platform without paying an additional fee. If you have joined a final assessment course run directly by the University, their regulations for mitigating or exceptional circumstances will apply.