NUSAGE-PAREXEL Postgraduate Certificate in

Clinical Trial Management 

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PAREXEL International and the National University of Singapore Academy of GxP Excellence (NUSAGE) have come together to offer a 4-month comprehensive and practice-oriented Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Clinical Trial Management.

 

Drawing on a decade of experience in Germany, the course is designed and taught by PAREXEL experts at one of the world’s most prestigious universities, and is intended to facilitate entry into one of the most rapidly expanding industries: Clinical Research.

 

This part-time professional certification programme is conducted in a flipped classroom mode as well as in person by experienced faculties from PAREXEL Academy and NUS. Upon completion of this course, participants will have an in-depth understanding and insight of the clinical research industry, from drug discovery to the regulatory requirements and to data management. Participants will also be well versed in the operational conduct and logistics of a clinical trial and report writing.   This will prepare participants for challenging careers either as a new entrant or for advancement in Clinical Research Organizations, Pharmaceutical Companies, Patient-Care Centres, Regulatory Authorities and other suitable positions.

Programme Structure

 

Curriculum

There are 4 modules leading to the completion of the part-time programme, taught by lecturers from PAREXEL International.

Module 1: Regulatory Affairs

Module 2: Conducting Clinical Trials

Module 3: Clinical Data Management and Clinical Logistics

Module 4: Effective Reporting – from lab to market

 

The modules are taught in flipped classroom mode. Each module will consist of one week remote learning (recorded presentations, self-readings and exercises), followed by 3-4 days of full-time, face-to-face training.  Students will have to complete pre-lesson readings, assignments, project work, and assessments before attending the face-to-face trainings. As proof that the remote part has been completed, an assessment will be carried out before the face-to-face part starts. Each module will be assessed by a written final examination.

Programme Schedule

 

Programme Schedule for the 4-month part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Trial Management

Start Date: 31st July 2017

End Date: 20th November 2017

Public Holidays in Singapore: 9th August (National Day), 1st September (Hari Raya Haji), 18 Oct (Deepavali)
Dates Module Title Format
31 July – 11 August 2017 Regulatory Affairs Remote Learning
12 – 13 August 2017 Remote Exam
18 – 20 August 2017 Live Training
21 August 2017 Examination
04 – 15 September 2017 Conducting Clinical Trials Remote Learning
16 – 17 September 2017 Remote Exam
22 – 24 September 2017 Live Training
25 September 2017 Examination
02 – 13 October 2017 Clinical Data Management / Clinical Logistics Remote Learning
14 – 15 October 2017 Remote Exam
20 – 22 October 2017 Live Training
23 October 2017 Examination
30 October – 10 November 2017 Effective Reporting – from lab to market Remote Learning
11 – 12 November 2017 Remote Exam
17 – 19 November 2017 Live Training
20 November 2017 Examination

Lecturer Biodata

Bettina Merz-Nideroest

Bettina Merz-Nideroest joined PAREXEL in 2004 as Regulatory Affairs Associate in Berlin. She then worked as a Clinical Trial Specialist within the Study Start Up department in Berlin where she was involved in the review and approval process of European investigational site regulatory documents of clinical trials Phase II to IV in accordance with ICH-GCP regulations, SOPs, FDA/IND and local regulatory requirements and in the review and approval of Informed Consent Forms in accordance with ICH-GCP regulations and local regulatory requirements.

In 2008 she joined the PAREXEL Academy as a trainer. Currently she is trainer for Clinical Monitoring in postgraduate programmes and module leader for the module “Guidelines and Laws”. She is responsible for the coordination of the program curriculum of the German-language PAREXEL Academy Postgraduate Program in Clinical Trial Management.

A fluent English speaker, Bettina Merz-Nideroest teaches Regulatory Affairs on numerous international undergraduate and postgraduate programs in cooperation with overseas universities, such as NUSAGE (Singapore), Salem State University (USA) and Kyoto Pharmaceutical University (Japan), as well as in PAREXEL’s international postgraduate programs delivered in Germany and the UK.  She also conducts ICH-GCP trainings for Investigators and refresher ICH-GCP trainings for experienced Study Nurses on a regular basis.

Prior to working for PAREXEL, Bettina Merz-Nideroest served as a Project Manager at PharmalytiCon GmbH, Berlin, Germany, a service company providing chemical analytics of manufactured pharmaceuticals, active ingredients and adjuvants.  She started her career as a scientific associate and representative head of the “Sterile Production” department in the pharmacy of the University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. She was involved in the production of sterile medication individually prepared on demand of the hospital, preparation of study drugs for clinical trials, development and implementation of quality assurance, training of staff and students for more than a decade.

Bettina Merz-Nideroest graduated from the Technical University in Zurich (“Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich ETHZ) with a Master´s degree in Phamaceutical Science and is a qualified pharmacist in both Switzerland and Germany.

Claudia Richter

Claudia Richter joined PAREXEL in 2001 as Clinical Research Associate in Berlin, Germany. Currently, she works as a Senior Clinical Research Associate monitoring sites in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She has further experience in monitoring sites in Belgium and Australia, and in coordinating teams in Asia Pacific.  In Clinical Research she has experience of phase II – phase IV studies, mainly in oncology, internal medicine and paediatrics.

In 2006 she joined the PAREXEL Academy as trainer for Clinical Monitoring in postgraduate programmes.  Since 2008 Claudia has been the Course Leader for the undergraduate programme “Bachelor of Science in Clinical Research” and lecturer for the modules “Physiology in Health and Disease” and “Conducting Clinical Trials”.  Besides her involvement in the Postgraduate Certificate Programme in cooperation with NUSAGE, she has been teaching “Clinical Monitoring” in other international postgraduate programmes, e. g. at Salem State University (USA). She also conducts ICH-GCP training for Investigators on a regular basis.

Claudia Richter started her academic career after working as a State Registered Paediatric Nurse and obtained an MSc in Medical Education. Prior to joining PAREXEL she taught anatomy/ physiology at the Ilse-Middendorf-Institute, Berlin, Germany.

Marc Laberny

Marc Laberny has been working in clinical research since 1990. He joined PAREXEL in 1994. He started his career as a database manager, and later joined the technology branch of PAREXEL implementing scanning technologies, telephone randomization systems and Web portals. He then worked for the Clinical Logistics department, where he developed the internal Supply Chain Management System.

Since 2013 he has been responsible within the Data Management group for the internal Electronic Data Capture System. Marc Laberny is currently Senior Manager, Clinical Database Programming at PAREXEL International GmbH in Berlin.

In 2008 he started teaching the ‘Clinical Logistics’ module on various postgraduate PAREXEL Academy programs. Since 2015 he has also been teaching the ‘Clinical Data Management’ module.

Marc Laberny holds an MSc. in Information Science and Economy from the University Claude Bernade in Lyon, France.

Dr Andrea Schaefer

Dr Andrea Schaefer has extensive experience both of medical writing and pharmaceutical marketing. She joined PAREXEL as a Medical Writer in 2003 in Early Phase Clinical Data Services,  became Manager of the department in 2012 and is currently Principal Medical Writer at PAREXEL International GmbH in Berlin.

Prior to joining PAREXEL, she worked as Head Medical Writer for another Contract Research Organisation, as Group Product Manager and Scientific Expert at Merck Darmstadt, Medical Journalist and freelance Medical Writer. She has a broad experience of writing a wide range of scientific documents, ranging from protocols and reports for clinical studies, to Investigator brochures, publications and parts of Common Technical Documents.

As a trainer, Dr Schaefer‘s specialities include medical writing, pharmacovigilance and cross-cultural communication. She teaches the postgraduate module ‘Effective reporting’. In addition, she teaches Medical Writing sessions on the PAREXEL Academy’s Bachelor in Clinical Research programme and supervises student dissertations.

Dr Schaefer studied at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim, where she obtained her Diploma in Biology and her doctorate in Natural Science.

Regulatory Affairs

 

Overview

This module enables students to obtain an understanding of the overall legal framework under which Clinical Research is conducted. Starting with a summary of the history of clinical research it provides an overview on the current status of medicinal product regulations and laws and the needs for ethics. The course facilitates an in-depth look at regulatory processes currently in operation in the U.S.A., in selected European and Asian countries, e.g. discusses details for submitting a given clinical trial to the Ethics Committees ECs and competent authorities CAs. Students will explore and review essential documents and will get a basic understanding of audits and inspections.

 

Timetable

a) Remote part

The first part of this module will be available online from 31 July 2017 onwards.

Learning by means of presentations, readings and exercises, students will cover the following topics:

  • History of Clinical Research – Milestones, Nuremberg Code
  • Declaration of Helsinki
  • ICH-GCP / SGGCP; Glossary: Quiz; Principles, Responsibilities of sponsors, investigators, monitors, ethics committees
  • Submission and approval processes to EC and CA in the U.S.A. and selected European and Asian countries: basic information
  • Audits and inspections: basic information
  • Essential documents: basic information

 

As proof that the remote part has been completed, an assessment will be carried out before the face-to-face part starts.

Students will be given a topic to prepare a short presentation for delivery on the first live day.

 

b) Face-to-Face part

Date Time Course Outline
18 August 2017 09:00 – 16:00

Cornerstone documents in Clinical Research:

Short summary of selected topics from remote part
Presentation of a short question from remote part by students
Discussion of delicate aspects of the Declaration of Helsinki
Exercise on Responsibilities according to ICH-GCP / SGGCP

19 August 2017 09:00 – 16:00

Regulatory requirements:

Ethics Committees, Competent Authorities: considerations Submission and Approval processes in selected European and Asian countries, selected information on U.S
Audits and Inspections: Discussion of issues
Discussion on FDA Warning letters: examples
How to answer an audit report

20 August 2017 09:00 – 16:00

Essential Documents:

What are essential documents? Review issues
Patient Information and Consent Form: Types, all aspects of a trial, sensitive solutions
Requirements in selected European and Asian countries
ICF Review exercise
ICF Scenarios and how to deal with them

21 August 2017 18:00 – 20:00 Final Exam (2 hours written)

Conducting Clinical Trials

 

Overview

This very practical course focuses on the various tasks of a Clinical Research Associate and the pivotal role of a CRA in ensuring that clinical trials are performed according to protocol and international guidelines. Students will learn how to plan, prepare and conduct different types of visits, how to document findings, how to carry out source data verification, and detect inconsistencies and fraudulent behaviour on site.

 

Timetable

a) Remote part

The first part of this module will be available online from 04 September 2017 onwards.
Learning by means of presentations, readings and exercises, students will cover the following topics:

  • Trial Master File
  • Types of visits
  • Source Data Verification
  • Adverse Events
  • Drug Accountability
  • Protocol Deviations

As proof that the remote part has been completed, an assessment will be carried out before the face-to-face part starts.

 

b) Face-to-Face part

Date Time Course Outline
22 September 2017 09:00 – 16:00

Practical exercise on essential documents / Trial Master File
Practical exercise and discussion on Source Data Verification

23 September 2017 09:00 – 16:00

Practical exercise on Adverse Events
Practical exercise on Drug Accountability

24 September 2017 09:00 – 16:00

Report Writing exercise
Discussion on documentation in the Patient Notes
Practical exercise and discussion on Protocol Deviations

25 September 2017 18:00 – 20:00 Final Exam (2 hours written)

Clinical Data Management / Clinical Logistics

 

Overview

This very practical course focuses on the various tasks of a Clinical Data Manager and his/her pivotal role in ensuring that clinical trial data is collected, validated, evaluated and reported according to protocol and international guidelines. Students will learn how to plan, prepare and conduct data collection and validation, how to handle data inconsistencies, and track and document data changes to ensure the quality of the clinical database. Additionally, students will get an insight into logistics processes in clinical trials.

 

Timetable

a) Remote part

The first part of this module will be available online from 02 October 2017 onwards.

By means of narrated presentations and exercises, students will cover the following topics:

  • Role of a Clinical Data Manager: Roles and responsibilities categories, occupational image
  • Data Management Process: Data architecture, data capture, data validation/cleaning, data coding, data quality assurance, data conversion, data analysis, industrial outlook
  • Regulatory Requirements: ICH GCP implementation in clinical data management, 21 CRF part 11, electronic signature, computer system validation basics, standard operations procedure

 

As proof that the remote part has been completed, an assessment will be carried out before the face-to-face part starts.

 

b) Face-to-Face part

Date Time Course Outline
20 October 2017 09:00 – 16:00 Practical start up CDM process exercise
Technologies in Data Management inclusive Case Study
Flowchart and CRF Design
How to write a Subject’s Information
21 October 2017 09:00 – 16:00 Data Entry and QC / Query Process / Database Lock and QC
Data Validation Plan
Case Study
22 October 2017 09:00 – 16:00 Medical Coding / Electronic Data Capture system exercise
Introduction into Clinical Logistics Services with focus on data flow for drug supply and laboratoy sample management / Q&A
23 October 2017 18:00 – 20:00 Final Exam (2 hours written)

Effective Reporting – From Lab to Market

 

Overview

This course studies the documents necessary for a lifetime of a medicinal product from the first protocol to the submission dossier to the post-marketing studies and safety documentation. All documents necessary for the submission of a protocol to the IECs will be studied, and also those coming up during a study and when the results of a study are reported. The requirements for a subject’s information will be described, was well as the informed consent form discussed. All documents necessary for a submission dossier will be described and discussed. Writing itself will also be trained.

 

Timetable

a) Remote part

The first part of this module will be available online from 30 October 2017 onwards.

Students will learn by presentations, self- readings and exercises. The following topics will be covered:

  • Structure and content of a study protocol
  • Structure and content of a clinical study report
  • Legal requirements for a Subject’s Information sheet and an Informed Consent Form
  • ICHE6 (Good Clinical Practice, repetition)
  • ICHE3 (Clinical Study Report)
  • Structure and  content of the Notice to applicants for a Common Technical Document
  • How to write an abstract based on scientific paper(s) including practical training

 

As proof that the remote part has been completed, an assessment will be carried out before the face-to-face part starts.

 

b) Face-to-Face part

Date Time Course Outline
17 November 2017 09:00 – 16:00 Introduction to the world of Medical Writing
Presentation of the different most important documents.
How to write a Subject’s Information
18 November 2017 09:00 – 16:00 Clinical Study Protocol and Clinical Study report
Discussion of Section 6 of ICH 6 and Studying ICHE3
How to write a CSR, practical training
19 November 2017 09:00 – 16:00 Notice to applicants for the Common Technical Document
Presentation and Discussion of the dossier
How to create the final documents, practical training
20 November 2017 18:00 – 20:00 Final Exam (2 hours written)

Application

 

Target Group:

Career switchers interested in working in clinical research;
Professionals in the pharmaceutical industry wishing to deepen their knowledge in clinical research;
Fresh graduates without work experience may apply.

(Note: Participants need to be physically present in Singapore for the face-to-face and written examination part of the programme, there will be no make-up session for missed classes.)

 

Application Requirements

At least a bachelor degree in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Life Sciences or related major.

IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL equivalent for applicants who attained their degrees in a non-English medium university. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their academic background, a statement of purpose and their curriculum vitae .

To apply for the NUSAGE-PAREXEL Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trial Management programme, please download the application form here.All application forms, certificates, transcripts, photographs and CVs are to be sent as soft copies to Ms Tan Shuyun (phats@nus.edu.sg).

Application deadline is 15 June 2017.

Fees

 

SGD $10,000 (excluding cost of textbooks), to be received in full upon commencement of the programme.

In the event that a participant is not able to continue in the programme before the completion of the first module, partial refund will be provided. However, there will be no refund once a participant attempts the exam for the first module and thereafter of the programme.

 

 

Fee indicated above is inclusive of Goods and Services Tax at the current rate. The fee indicated above can be subjected to change at any time due to unforseen circumstances.

Testimonials

 

Research has played a huge part in my career development. I graduated with BBioMedSc with Honours in 2008 and obtained my PhD in neurodevelopment in 2013. Since 2007, I joined a research laboratory and learnt about the journey of research which begin from preclinical testing to potentially translate into medical therapeutic strategy in the clinical research. During my academic years, I have known that clinical research particularly study trials has more stringent protocol and tight regulations. However, I was still lack of knowledge and experience in the clinical research to enter the workforce of this field. Thus, I took up a course with NUSAGE-Parexel in clinical trial management, which provided an overview of drug development, clinical trial and regulatory, as well as drug approval process. I am very grateful to the PAREXEL academic team for running this course with enthusiasm and readiness. With the certificate of NUSAGE-PAREXEL in Clinical Trial Management, I was given an opportunity with a job offer as a CRA in PAREXEL. Thank you, PAREXEL team!

 

Chew Ling Tan, Ph.D.
Clinical Research Associate
PAREXEL International, Malaysia


 

I was looking to pursue a clinical research career after several years of working as a pediatric and occupational health nurse because I knew that the industry offers more options for career growth. I was fortunate to have taken part in the NUSAGE-PAREXEL Clinical Trial Management Postgraduate Certificate program where I learned a great deal from my lecturers and classmates, and had fun in the process as well. The program provided a comprehensive knowledge base and valuable insight of the industry, as well as a practical approach to real-life situations based on classroom lessons which helped a lot in starting my career in clinical research as an ROA for Site Start Up at PAREXEL. Taking up the course proved to be quite a valuable tool in my career move.

 

Guia Ramirez
ROA
PAREXEL International, Manila


 

Many people in the field of clinical research told me it was best to start as a CRA to know this field. Before joined PAREXEL Academy NUSAGE program, I had limited knowledge about CRA even though I had worked in this field for 1.5 years. With my doubts if I am capable of managing of my coming CRA job with frequent travel and lots of communications with investigators, I joined NUSAGE program in 2013.This program provided us not only comprehensive overview of clinical research, but also ways of thinking and communication especially to work as CRA. I had my first audit as CRA for after finished NUSAGE program two months later. The audit results were very positive owing to what I have learned from NUSAGE program. I’m much more confident about my current job now, and definitely benefit from this program. All the teachers were very kind to answer all of our curious questions and other classmates were willing to share their thoughts. It was really a great memory for me take this program in Singapore with other classmates who were willing to devote into this field too. I miss it a lot!

Bamboo Deng(邓竹青)
CRA,
PAREXEL International, China


 

After I obtained my master degree in public health, I was seeking for an opportunity in clinical research. It is a great experience for me to have a post-graduate training course before I start my career in this field. I learnt a lot from my classmates and tutors in NUSAGE. Thanks to this course I had a good preparation to experience a successful start in my career. Now I am working as a CRA in PAREXEL. My job is full of challenges, but I think all the effort is worthwhile.

Miaoyin Liang
CRA
PAREXEL International, China


 

After graduating in biochemistry, PAREXEL Academy provided me with everything I needed for a smooth start to my career in the pharmaceutical industry. I acquired a broad state-of-the-art knowledge in the drug development process and in clinical research with a strong link to practice. Just as important, the course contributed enormously to my personal development and made me discover new skills, by addressing participants individually in a motivating learning environment. From my first to my current appointment, I have always made use of my training at PAREXEL Academy.

 

Michael Firgens
Trainee Global I&D Management
Fresenius Kabi AG


 

After having spent 7 years as research scientist in different universities, I decided to continue my professional career at the PAREXEL Academy, where I completed an advanced training in Clinical Monitoring and Database Management. Today I can say that this was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Through the training I have gained profound insights and experiences in many aspects and processes within clinical trials, together with project management and soft skills expertise. Immediately after completion of the training, I was able to find a position at PAREXEL where I worked for 4 years. I have recently joined Roche as a Senior Biomarker Sample Manager and now I value even more what I have learned during my training because it equipped me with an understanding of “the bigger picture”, which cannot be easily acquired when learning on the job.
I am grateful to PAREXEL Academy and the trainers for their professional and serious approach.

Chiara Corso, Ph.D
Sr Biosamples Operation Manager (SBOM)
Product Development Global Operations
Biosamples & Repository Management
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG


 

When I joined the PAREXEL Academy in Berlin back in 2008 for a post-graduate training course I was ignorant to the greatest possible extent in regard to the job requirements for positions in clinical research. Within a couple of months the extremely motivated Academy team managed to provide me with advanced skills and knowledge needed to pursue my new career in clinical research.

 

Nina Noeldeke, PhD
Project Manager Medical Imaging
PAREXEL International GmbH, Berlin


 

When I joined the PAREXEL Academy course in 2009, I was desperate. My university career came to a halt because there were not too many open positions in my field of expertise and on top I had crossed the magical age limit of 40. It seemed that nobody valued my experience gathered as Dental Technician, as a trained Plant Physiologist and Medical Representative. “Starting a new career in industry at your age will be hard” was only one comment I got from headhunters. Then I found exactly what I hoped for. The PAREXEL Academy in Berlin was looking for people like me. It offered a comprehensive overview of Clinical Research and a very good chance of working in the company afterwards. 95% of my course found a job in Clinical Research. I was very lucky getting a position in Medical Imaging Project Management where I completed my traineeship. My job is extremely challenging and diverse. I love it! And the best thing is that all the knowledge I gathered is needed and valued here.

 

May Christian
Project Manager
Perceptive Informatics
PAREXEL International GmbH, Berlin


 

When I finished my PhD in medical biotechnology, I was looking for a new challenge which allowed me to work closer with humans and end products rather than in fundamental research. The postgraduate professional training course at the PAREXEL Academy offered me a great opportunity to step forward into clinical research and become a CRA. Together with others who had the same interest and enthusiasm, I shared a few months of intensive, professional but fun and very interesting training which was provided by teachers who for a great part still worked in clinical research themselves. The course was designed to give us a broad but detailed overview of clinical research, to train our inter-personal and presentation skills as well as our ability to properly and concisely communicate in telephone conferences and written correspondence in English and German likewise. A great part of the training was the hands-on experience in a department of PAREXEL. Since I aspired to become a CRA, I chose to spend my internship in the On-Site Monitoring department and gained first impressions in the life of a CRA, which eventually led to my current position there.

Gregor Poplawsky, PhD
CRA
PAREXEL International GmbH, Berlin


 

The course at PAREXEL Academy gave me a good insight into the meaning and structure of Clinical Research. Although I had worked in a pharmacy for a long time before, I learned bit by bit that this business is very manifold and offers a lot of different working areas.
My first idea was to become a Monitor (CRA), but after the course I decided to work as a Clinical Trial Specialist (CTS) in the Study Start Up Unit at PAREXEL, where I am responsible for retrieving study approvals from Ethics Committees. In my eyes the course is the ideal door opener into the business of Clinical Research.

 

Edouard Herbillon
Clinical Logistics Leader
PAREXEL International GmbH, Berlin


 

I was looking to pursue a clinical research career after several years of working as a pediatric and occupational health nurse because I knew that the industry offers more options for career growth. I was fortunate to have taken part in the NUSAGE-PAREXEL Clinical Trial Management Postgraduate Certificate program where I learned a great deal from my lecturers and classmates, and had fun in the process as well. The program provided a comprehensive knowledge base and valuable insight of the industry, as well as a practical approach to real-life situations based on classroom lessons which helped a lot in starting my career in clinical research as an ROA for Site Start Up at PAREXEL. Taking up the course proved to be quite a valuable tool in my career move.

 

Iris Lümen
Senior Clinical Trial Specialist,
PAREXEL International GmbH, Berlin


Frequently Asked Questions

 

Question 1: How can taking this course help me with a future career in clinical research?

Answer:

The expert-led modules, extensive use of role plays and true-to-life case studies give you invaluable insight into the workings of the clinical research industry.
This gives NUSAGE-PAREXEL graduates a huge advantage over candidates with no relevant knowledge or qualifications.
Past PAREXEL-NUSAGE graduates have gone on to work in Singapore, Australia and Taiwan as:

For more vacancies at PARAXEL, please visit http://jobs.parexel.com.


 

Question 2: Will I get a job at PAREXEL if I do this course?

Answer:

There is no guarantee of subsequent employment at PAREXEL. However, should suitable employment opportunities arise with PAREXEL International, you will be encouraged to apply for them and will have ‘preferred candidate’ status over external candidates.


 

Question 3: I am a fresh graduate. Can I apply for this course?

Answer:

Yes, this course will be very beneficial to fresh graduates with relevant degrees seeking a fulfilling career in Clinical Research.
Career changers are also welcome.


 

Question 4: I am currently employed, but would like to take this course. Can I apply for this course?

Answer:

Yes, since this programme is being delivered in a blended format (‘Flipped Classroom’), you can attend this programme even while working.
The remote learning part for each module is offered 2 weeks before the live part starts, so that you have enough time to prepare yourself for each module.
You only need to make sure that you will be available for the live training (one long weekend per month).


 

Question 5: Can I continue my normal job during the remote learning weeks?

Answer:

Yes, during the remote learning weeks students are provided with recorded presentations and tasks to complete. These can be reviewed and completed whenever you feel comfortable.
Only the assessment as proof that you have completed this part of each module needs to be completed at a certain time point.


 

Question 6: How is the course assessed?

Answer:

There are two assessment components:

  • The first assessment is carried out before the face-to-face part starts. This is to ensure that the remote part of the module has been completed satisfactorily.
  • The second assessment (a written examination) is carried out after the face-to-face part of the module.