Who are they for?

Short Courses are widely used in formal and non-formal settings by 13-19 year olds, as well as by adults and younger learners where appropriate. Because they are multi-level, the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level.

Facts and Figures

  • Flexible, multi-level award
  • Internally moderated
  • Accredits 10-60 hours of activities
  • Can count as up to 3 of the credits needed to achieve the Personal Development Programmes
  • Can count as up to 6 of the credits needed to achieve CoPE
  • Also offers progression to AoPE and Wider Key Skills

Short Courses Online

This new online platform offers an easy and paperless way for learners and tutors to access Short Courses – planning, reviewing and recording progress, uploading evidence, monitoring progress and assessing learners’ work.

Learners can upload evidence to their personal e-portfolio to demonstrate what they have done and the skills they have developed. Tutors moderate e-portfolios on screen and then request certification.

Get started with Short Courses Online.

All student book, certification and registration prices shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.

Item Price
Short Course student book (one per learner) £7.25
Short Course e-learning login (one per learner) £7.25
Short Course PDF certificate Free
Short Courses printed and foiled certificate (optional, per learner, per Short Course £2.05


Please note that prices are listed with VAT at 20% where appropriate. All prices valid until 31 August 2017.

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