There are 3 opportunities to sit the exam each year – May, August or November. Most participants will sit the exam in month 12 of the course (which is May or August of the following year, depending on whether you are in the June intake or September intake) at the same time as the on-site/online component. You can arrange to defer your Unit 1 exam to a later opportunity, but additional guidance is not given after the Distance Learning component has been completed. Should extra tutorials be needed, these can be arranged with the Course Director for £100 an hour.
The Unit 2 Coursework portfolio is submitted in March (for June intake participants) and June (for September intake participants) only. An extension can be arranged but further support after this time will not be provided. Additional tutorials can be arranged with the Course Director for £100 an hour.
Unit 3 can be completed either at our Greenwich school while you are completing your Teaching Practice, or online. In both contexts, you will have a series of input sessions on this topic followed by a thirty-minute formally assessed interview with a Trinity moderator in which you discuss issues relating to the theory and practice of phonology.
You will be allocated a class and you will be observed and assessed on four occasions by course tutors and finally by the Trinity moderator. You will also be expected to submit a lesson plan, a class profile and a post-lesson evaluation for each lesson you teach.