The College of Progressive Education strives for excellence in meeting adult learners’ educational needs through the provision of the most inclusive, innovative and supportive training methods. Our aim is to equip our graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver professional care to the highest standard.
The College of Progressive Education has drawn up its own Learner Charter to summarize the standards that you can expect as a learner taking a The College of Progressive Education course. It also outlines learner responsibilities. Although The College of Progressive Education Learner Charter provides a set of benchmarks, it is not a contractual agreement between learners and The College of Progressive Education.
Commitment to Standards
The College of Progressive Education’s commitment to quality with regard to materials, teaching, assessment and learner support is firmly established. The College offers an extensive curriculum of both distance learning and classroom based courses designed to meet learners’ academic and vocational needs. The College believes in equal opportunities for all and it is open to every section of the community regardless of background or circumstance. Every effort is made to create conditions in which all learners can participate fully and equally in the Colleges activities.
Many departments and staff contribute to services within the organization. Within the framework of the Learner Charter, each department works to standards directly related to the services it provides. The College of Progressive Education staff will respond to you promptly and courteously and with respect to confidentiality.
Access, Administration and Finance
The College of Progressive Education is committed to the provision of ‘barrier free’ access to further education.
You can expect the College to provide the following:
- Clear and accurate information about The College of Progressive Education courses, costs and qualifications so that you can make informed choices.
- Individual guidance about choosing a course with The College of Progressive Education.
- Clear instructions on how to pay fees.
Learning Environment and Academic Support
The College of Progressive Education serves a large, varied and widely distributed body of learners by means of a range of distance learning methods and classroom based courses in various geographical locations.
What You Can Expect From The College of Progressive Education:
- Comprehensive teaching materials developed for distance learning or classroom based courses as appropriate.
- Dispatch of these materials to you in time for you to study them according to your course timetable, providing that you have registered and have paid your fees.
- Educational advice and guidance to assist you in choosing further courses to aid your career progress.
- Tutors who will offer you academic support for your studies by marking assignments and giving you constructive written comments. They are available to you to discuss your academic progress.
- Fair and objective assessment of course work with internal monitoring and verification and, when appropriate, external verification.
- In normal circumstances, to return your assignment within 4 weeks of the assignment deadline. (If your assignment has not been returned within that time, please contact your tutor in the first instance)
- Clear and accurate information about the academic regulations including the appeals procedure.
- Operation of a safety policy in accordance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Acts 1989 and 2005.
What The College Expects From You:
The College of Progressive Education works on the basis of mutual respect and responsibility, where learners themselves have certain responsibilities.
The College of Progressive Education will do its best to maintain the standards and provide the services specified in this charter but can only do so if you help by:
- Observing The College of Progressive Education rules and regulations.
- Ensuring you meet all entry requirements and prerequisites as set out in our brochure.
- Informing the College of your current address. Reading and responding to communications sent to you by The College of Progressive Education’s main office or your tutor.
- Meeting College deadlines, including paying fees on time.
- Studying the learning materials and making use of the tutoring and advisory support provided.
- Respecting any guidelines about contacting tutors and submitting assignments on time.
- Attending workshops, work experience, and examinations as appropriate for your course.
- Informing The College of Progressive Education Administration offices if you have a disability or health difficulty that might affect your studies so that The College of Progressive Education can make every attempt to provide you with appropriate facilities.
- By giving a commitment to submit your own original work as your course assignments and to clearly label all assignments with your name and your course title.
- Taking reasonable care for your own safety and that of others while attending your course.
- Seeking help and guidance from your tutor or our main offices if you need additional support.
Feedback and Evaluation
The College of Progressive Education is always open to receiving feedback and course evaluations from learners and takes steps to solicit specific feedback from time to time.