Delivery Methods

We offer two different course delivery options – Premium and Lite.

Lite

A complete and comprehensive distance learning package, incorporating:

  • one-to-one remote tutor support
  • a full suite of study materials
  • access to powerful online learning resources

Premium

*During the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic Professional Academy will be running both virtual and face-to-face workshop sessions until the end of the year - please contact our advice team about this if you would like further information*

The Workshop Experience

Our Premium course workshops are carefully designed around the course syllabus, giving you everything you need to tackle the final assessment. At the same time, our experienced tutors will provide a wealth of practical knowledge you can apply directly to your day-to-day job.

Bringing learning to life

At our interactive, tutor-led workshops you’ll feel the full benefit of face-to-face tuition. Learning alongside other students, you’ll be able to discuss and debate the topics covered in each module and, in most cases, you’ll leave with a fully prepared assignment plan. It’s also a great opportunity to network with other forward-thinking professionals in your field.  

Flexible workshop options

You can attend your workshops at any of our eight study centres around the country. To help you fit attending around your full-time job, we offer our workshops via:

  • Intensive workshops - these take place over one or two full days, either during the week or including part of the weekend, reducing the amount of time you have to take off work. 

All of the above, with the added benefit of face-to-face, tutor-led workshops where you will learn alongside other students.

For a full run-down of what’s included, please see our Premium and Lite course comparison chart.

Study materials

On top of the interactive learning resources available online, we’ll supply you with a complete set of study materials, including study guides created by us and not available anywhere else. Resources include:

  • Study handbook and Assignment Guide explaining the learning and assessment process and developing your study skills
  • Study Guide for each module, written by the course tutor and containing everything you need to know, including assessment guidelines and essential reading
  • Course Text Books carefully selected to support each module and syllabus 

Our Learning Management System

The Refinery is our advanced online learning management system. It provides an interactive hub for all your learning activities, making it easy to manage your studies and access a wealth of course material, quizzes, assignments and live classrooms. Best of all, you can log in from anywhere, at any time using any computer or smartphone.


If you would like to see a demo of the our Learning Management System (The Refinery) you can do so.

All you need to do is follow this link to the Refinery Homepage and login as a guest.

Key features:

  • Book workshops and manage your study plan
  • Contact your personal support tutor
  • Chat with other students
  • Access interactive e-learning modules and live classrooms
  • Download study guides and learning resources
  • View past assignments and exam questions