Each study week runs from Wednesday to Tuesday, with live tutorial taking place towards the end of the week, usually on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday or occasionally another week day. There will be certain activities in the e-book which require completion prior to live sessions. These will be clearly marked as essential in the module overview.
Throughout the 17-week module learners are given two study breaks usually at week three and seven. These study breaks are provided as an opportunity for learners to catch up on study if they have fallen behind due to personal or work-related commitments, or for them to engage further with the content and conduct some wider reading or research.
Learners are expected to attend all Academy Live sessions and to participate in the discussion forum several times each week. Understandably there may be some occasions where individuals are unable to attend the live session, in which case learners will be able to listen to live recording
Assessment and certification
Assessments assignment titles will be released online via the HFMA Academy.
During the module, usually at around week 6 or 7, learners will have the opportunity to submit a formative piece of work, in the form of an assessment plan or short piece of written work to gain feedback from their tutor. Individual details will be provided for each module.
End of module assessments are to be submitted online via The HFMA Academy and will be passed electronically to the HFMA Awarding Organisation for independent marking, ratification of marks and certification. It is anticipated that assessments will be marked within four weeks, at which point learners receive a provisional mark and written feedback which will be made available to them via The HFMA Academy.