At COAPE we are in committed to fairness, openness and transparency in the way we run our courses. The policy documents below set out our commitment to our students.
All formal assessments which contribute to a student's progression through or attainment of a qualification via COAPE are formally marked. The marks awarded will reflect the traditions and practices of individual subject areas and will be influenced by any relevant Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) Subject Benchmark Statements. This document delineates COAPE policy on the marking of students' work, as a framework within which all assessors work.
Assessment is used to determine precisely what you've learned – something that COAPE needs to know so that it can monitor progress and make an appropriate award at the end of your course. At the same time, feedback is essential to improving your learning and, for the assessment to make sense; you need to know what you are expected to learn. For this reason all courses have intended learning outcomes (ILOs) and it is important that you check these out in your course workbooks.
Where a student disagrees with the grade awarded and they have not been permitted to re-submit the unit, the student may appeal via the Registrar to the Internal Verifier within fourteen working days of notification of the grade.
COAPE aims to provide high quality services to students, but unfortunately, despite our best efforts, things may occasionally go wrong. Whatever your complaint you can expect it to be dealt with promptly and fairly. You will not be disadvantaged or treated less favourably by making a complaint.
COAPE Courses are provided by the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology on the following terms. By enrolling in a Course you are acknowledging that you have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions.
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