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Our Programmes

Orthodontic Nursing

Q: Can I just undertake the Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing?

A: It is possible to just undertake the Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing if you can provide appropriate evidence of recognised prior
learning which meets the learning objectives and assessment criteria of the four units of study undertaking as part of the Award
in Orthodontic Nursing.

 

Q: If I start the combined programme but don’t pass the Award, what happens?

A: You will receive support and guidance and our hope is that you will pass the Award. If you don’t however, you will exit the
programme with any units which you have achieved.

 

Q: Can I take both programmes at the same time?

A: NO. The Award programme is a prerequisite for the Certificate programme, you therefore need to have achieved a PASS in the
Award programme before starting the Certificate programme.

 

Q: Can I complete the programmes in less time than the 16-weeks / 22-weeks?

A: YES. The deadlines set are allowing for just 5-hours of study per week, so if you commit to 10-hours per week you can halve the
time the programme takes.

 

Q: Do I need to complete a portfolio?

A: Not exactly. During the study phase of the programme, you will be provided with guided learning audio/video presentations,
supported by guided workbooks. We recommend 30 minutes of study followed by 30 minutes of questioning as research has
shown that this increases retention of knowledge. Within your workbooks you will complete an activity log which evidences your
study and verifiable CPD hours. During the assessment you are provided with templates and tasks to complete, once complete you put them all together to submit for assessment, this is a portfolio but it is not the same as portfolios you may have
completed for other qualifications.

 

Q: How many attempts do I get at the assessment?

A: A maximum of three.

 

Q: Do I need a trainer / supervisor?

A: No. You will be assigned with a mentor who can assist you with your learning. Tutors will guide your study and provide feedback
on your workbooks. We also run practical workshops to develop your skills once you reach the Certificate stage.

 

Additional Skills Dental Nursing

Q: Can I just take more than three units?

A: You can achieve up to 12 credits, but must achieve at least 4 credits, so you can select as many units as you would like as long
as they add up to no more than 12 credits.

 

Q: What happens if I don’t pass all the units?

A: You will receive support and guidance and our hope is that you will pass all the units you undertake. If you don’t however, you will
exit the programme with any units which you have achieved.

 

Q: Can I complete the units in less time than the 4-weeks?

A: YES. Each credit requires 10 hours of study time. If the unit you are taking has two credits, and you complete 10-hours of study
per week, you can complete the unit in 2-weeks.

 

Q: Can I complete the programmes in less time than the 16-weeks / 22-weeks?

A: YES. The deadlines set are allowing for just 5-hours of study per week, so if you commit to 10-hours per week you can halve the
time the programme takes.

 

Q: Do I need to complete a portfolio?

A: It depends on the units you choose. You will be required to demonstrate your competence at clinical skills such as impression
taking, and in those cases will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence. During the study phase of the programme, you will
be provided with guided learning audio/video presentations, supported by guided workbooks. We recommend 30 minutes of
study followed by 30 minutes of questioning as research has shown that this increases retention of knowledge. Within your
workbooks you will complete an activity log which evidences your study and verifiable CPD hours. During the assessment you
are provided with templates and tasks to complete, once complete you put them all together to submit for assessment, this is a
portfolio but it is not the same as portfolios you may have completed for other qualifications.

 

Q: How many attempts do I get at the assessment?

A: A maximum of three.

 

Q: Do I need a trainer / supervisor?

A: Yes if you are undertaking a clinical skills unit e.g. impressions or photography. You will be assigned with a mentor who can
assist you with your learning. Tutors will guide your study and provide feedback on your workbooks. We also run practical
workshops to develop your skills.

 

ILM Leadership and Management

Q: How many units do I need to take?

A: An Award is made up of 4-12 credits - a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12. A Certificate is made up of 13-26 credits - a
minimum of 13 and a maximum of 26. We recommend that you start of by choosing enough units for an Award and ‘go from
there’.

 

Q: What happens if I don’t pass all the units?

A: You will receive support and guidance and our hope is that you will pass all the units you undertake. If you don’t however, you will
exit the programme with any units which you have achieved.

 

Q: Can I complete the units in less time than the 4-weeks?

A: YES. Each credit requires 10 hours of study time. If the unit you are taking has two credits, and you complete 10-hours of study
per week, you can complete the unit in 2-weeks.

 

Q: Can I complete the programmes in less time than the 16-weeks / 22-weeks?

A: YES. The deadlines set are allowing for just 5-hours of study per week, so if you commit to 10-hours per week you can halve the
time the programme takes.

 

Q: Do I need to complete a portfolio?

A: No. During the study phase of the programme, you will be provided with guided learning audio/video presentations, supported by
guided workbooks. We recommend 30 minutes of study followed by 30 minutes of questioning as research has shown that this
increases retention of knowledge. Within your workbooks you will complete an activity log which evidences your study and
verifiable CPD hours. During the assessment you are provided with templates and tasks to complete, once complete you put
them all together to submit for assessment.

 

Q: How many attempts do I get at the assessment?

A: A maximum of three.

 

Q: Do I need a trainer / supervisor?

A: No. Tutors will guide your study and provide feedback on your workbooks.

 

General Questions

Q: How can I pay for my course?

A: The majority of our courses have a single fee which covers the teaching and assessment. We ask that this is paid as a single
payment via internet banking. Once your course application has been received and processed, and you have received your offer, the
OTT accounts team will send you (or whoever is paying the fees) an invoice with instructions on how to pay.
We don't offer a credit facility.

 

Q: Am I guaranteed entry to the course exam / assessment?

A: Your course tutors and the course directors will set specific progress objectives. If you do not meet those progress objectives OTT
withholds the right to refuse you entry into the examination / assessment.

 

Q: What happens if I have to drop out of the programme, do I get a refund?

A: Once you have accepted the offer and your fees have been paid they are non-refundable. We encourage learners to commit to their studies and plan for the impact they will have on their life (family and work commitments etc.). However, if something unexpected
happens we will work with you to try and enable you to complete the course.

 

Q: In the course information I have noticed a list of "prerequisites" do I have to meet them all to get a place?

A: Usually yes.

 

Q: Will I receive all the information that I need to pass the examination?

A: All of the courses we offer have a mixture of direct (guided) and self-directed learning. Direct hours are the ones you have with the
course tutors; self-directed learning is a mixture of reading, research, consolidation of practical skills in your workplace and learning
from colleagues. Adult learning is usually self-directed. We will provide you with the tools to learn and identify the areas of knowledge
you should develop.

 

Q: Do you provide the course textbooks?

A: No. OTT has a resource library which students are welcome to use when they are at the centre but you will need to have access to a copy of the course textbook at all times.

 

Q: Do I need a trainer / supervisor?

A: No. Tutors will guide your study and provide feedback on your workbooks.