Online courses:

You are assessed on the following bases: *

  • Engagement with the course (based on the campus log data)
  • Completion of the course (completion of compulsory items)
  • Assignment (completion of compulsory activities) **
  • Authenticating of the work (Subject to the course requirement) ***

* Examination guidelines for each course are defined within the course.
** This is defined in your course.
*** This is done by the system; occasionally the examiner may request further information.

Your exams are primarily assignment based. Your work will be marked within four weeks of submission. The examiner marks your assignment based on the learning outcome of the course. The learning outcomes are clearly listed on your assignment papers, make sure that your report addresses these learning outcomes.

Notes: Primary reasons for referrals based on the examiners’ report are:

  • Not answering the question (i.e., Not addressing the learning outcomes)
  • Linguistic
  • Plagiarism (DO NOT copy and paste from internet, your assignment has to be your work with proper references)

Cavendish Certificates

Certificate programs are targeted courses addressing a single subject that can generally be completed in a short time. Those who complete their course of study successfully will receive Cavendish certificate.

They can be critical components in building your resume in business, education, design, music, and other vocations.

Single subject certificate titles

EQF Level Title of Certificate
3 Certificate
4 Professional Certificate
5 Advance Professional Certificate
6 and 7 Post Graduate Certificate

Cavendish Diplomas:

Diplomas are issued once a learner complete a required number of courses and achieve the threshold number of credits at the right levels for the given qualification.

Group Diploma certificate wording follows the following rules.

EQF Level Title of Certificate Minimum Credit
3 Diploma 10 credits at level 3 and above
4 Professional Diploma 18 with at least 10 credits at level 4 and above
5 Advance Professional Diploma 25 with at least 10 credits at level 5 and above
6 and 7 Post Graduate Diploma 35 with at least 20 credits at level 6 and above

Our Diploma qualifications are designed to allow the learner to achieve recognition for their continuous development and build upon their previous studies.

Certificates Attributes (Level, Credit, Grades)

Course Level

All our courses have a level (1-8) assigned to them using the EQF (European Qualification Framework) reference system. The EQF is a common European reference system, which will link different countries’ national qualifications systems and frameworks together. All certificates are issued by TheEducators.com (unless it is stated otherwise).

Descriptors defining levels in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), Each of the 8 levels is defined by a set of descriptors indicating the learning outcomes relevant to qualifications at that level in any system of qualifications.

  • Knowledge: In the context of EQF, knowledge is described as theoretical and/or factual.
  • Skills: In the context of EQF, skills are described as cognitive (involving the use of logical, intuitive and creative thinking) and practical (involving manual dexterity and the use of methods, materials, tools and instruments).
  • Competence: In the context of EQF, competence is described in terms of responsibility and autonomy.

More information is available at:

The European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong LearningThe European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning

 

 

 

Course Credit

The Course credit, better known as continuing education credit (CEC) is a measure used in continuing education programs. Generally, a CEU is defined as 10 to 15 hours of participation in a continuing education program, with qualified instruction and sponsorship. CEC records are widely used to provide evidence of completion of continuing education requirements by employers, further education establishment, or simply for individuals to build their body of knowledge and expertise. The records also provide employers and education establishments with information on training pertinent to particular occupations.

The term CEC is in the public domain. Any organisation may award a traditional CEC without requiring any accreditation. 

Grades:

The grade printed on your certificate will be as follow:

  • Pass (45% – 55%)
  • Credit/Merit (56% – 75%)
  • Distinction (76% – 100%).

Diploma’s grade is weighted average of the grades of the courses you study (base on the courses’ levels and credits). For the English Language Certificates Cavendish uses The Common European Framework of Reference for Language programs (abbreviated as CEFR) for Certification and Assessment of Language programs. CEFR is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe. The six reference levels (see below) are becoming widely accepted as the European standard for grading an individual’s language proficiency.

 

English Language Certificates

Cavendish uses The Common European Framework of Reference for Language programs (abbreviated as CEFR) for Certification and Assessment of Language programs. CEFR is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe. The six reference levels (see below) are becoming widely accepted as the European standard for grading an individual’s language proficiency.

Cavendish issues certificates for five of the six CEFR categories:English Language Certificates

  1. Elementary (A2)
  2. Intermediate (B1)
  3. Upper Intermediate (B2)
  4. Advanced (C1)
  5. Proficiency (C2)

Transcripts

Cavendish transcripts provides the learner’s grades in: Reading, writing, Listening, and Speaking

Grades are indicative of learner’s ability to move on to the next level.

  • Grade A (Distinction) is indicative of the learner’s ability to move on to the next level.
  • Grade B (Merit) shows that the learner requires more work before moving to the next level.
  • Grade C (Pass) means that the learner is at the early stage of the current level.

Cavendish Music certificates:

Music Theory Element

Our music theory exams follow closely the ABRSM Music Theory and Practice requirements which are available for Grades 1–8. Candidates may be entered for any grade irrespective of age and without previously having taken any other grades (up to level 5).  Developing musical literacy forms a key part of a rounded education for performers, composers, and listeners of all kinds. An understanding of how written symbols relate to the elements of music and having the skills to interpret and translate them into sounds, empowers us to communicate and experience music in a meaningful way.

Music theory is a very practical subject that is completely entwined with performance and composition.

The theory exams marking scheme

Theory exams are marked out of a total of 100, with 60 marks required for a Pass, 75 for a Merit and 90 for a Distinction.

Music practical element of the exam

All practical exams consist of three Pieces; Scales and arpeggios; Sight-reading; and Aural tests.

In all grades, marks are allocated as follows:

  • Pieces: 90 marks for the three pieces
  • Scales and arpeggios 20
  • Sight-reading 20
  • Aural tests 20
  • Total 150

Marking scheme: Exams are marked out of 150. 90 marks are required for a Pass, 110 for a
Merit and 130 for a Distinction. Candidates do not need to pass each section to pass overall.

Pieces

Musicians learn to play an instrument to explore and perform repertoire, which is why pieces are at the core of the exam – candidates are asked to present three at each grade. The syllabus repertoire is organised into different lists which explore different traditions and styles, dating from the Renaissance period to the present day. Choosing one piece from each list gives candidates the opportunity to play a balanced selection and demonstrate a range of their skills.

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