Who is providing this course?
This course is provided by Jolly Learning in association with CPD College
Who can do this course?
This course can be taken by teachers, assistant teachers, trainers, parents or indeed any individual that has an interest in gaining knowledge of the Jolly Phonics Programme and how it may be taught to children.
How much does the course cost in total?
Yes, the course was written and edited by Sue Lloyd, Sara Wernham and Chris Jolly.
Yes, you get a Certificate from Jolly Learning and CPD College.
How do I sign up for the course?
You can enrol online or by post. Please see the guide on how to enrol on the home page.
How do I access my course?
You click the link called login/start course under your course title and log in to your course using your username and password.
How do I get a username and password?
You create your own username and password when you register online or by post. When you register over the phone (+353 53 9230344) you can also create your own details or we can create them for you. Please keep a note of your username and password.
What if I forget my username and password?
You can retrieve the details from a link on the home page, link on the login box or you can inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reset them for you.
How much time do I need to spend at the course?
You are required to engage with the course for a minimum of 20 hours.
Do I have to be online for the full 20 hours?
No, you can include whatever time you spend offline as part of your 20 hours. This time can be manually inputted.
How much time do I have to do the course?
You have 3 months to complete the course from the enrolment date.
Can I spread the 20 hours over the full 3 month period or do it all in a couple of days?
Yes you can do either, you decide when you want to do the course. You have the flexibility to allocate your time to the course in whatever way you want, once you demonstrate engagement for a total of 20 hours.
What way are the courses structured?
The courses are divided into 5 modules. Each module has a number of topics and sub-topics.
Do I need broadband?
Yes, there are quite a few video demonstrations in the course.
What assignments are required?
There are 6 assignments altogether. There are 5 interactive exercises, one at the end of each module and a reflective exercise at the end of the course.
How are assignments done?
You complete an assignment by posting a response to the question posed on the relevant discussion forum. There is a discussion forum at the end of each module and a reflective forum at the end of the course.
What level of detail is required in the assignments?
For the end of module responses, you are required to demonstrate knowledge and critical thinking. For the end of course reflective response, you are required to demonstrate analysis and /or application of the knowledge gained in the course.
Will my responses to other participants be counted as interactive assignment responses?
Yes, once they demonstrate a sufficient level of engagement with the discussion point.
I will also have a CPD Record at the end of the course, what is a CPD Record?
A CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Record is a summary record demonstrating your engagement with the course. It will show the following:
- The total time you spent at the course, both online and offline
- The full text of all responses to the discussion and reflective forums
- Sign-off (automated) by participant
- Approval from facilitator
You can cancel your course registration up to the point where course fees are paid. Once course fees are paid courses cannot be cancelled.
I am not a teacher, can I take this course?
Yes, we have had many parents, assistant teachers, trainee teachers, pre-school workers etc. take the course and derive great benefit from it.