Deadlines, Remarking & Additional Fees
Posted by Cynthia W on 02 January 2009 02:55 PM
BPS Level 2: Personality Course
During the Level 2: Personality Course, we will set deadlines for completion of various sections of the course workbook. Delegates should aim to have completed the entire workbook by the end of the course.
We also set follow-up work where delegates write up personality reports, administer a personality test, prepare feedback notes, run a feedback session and interpret some case study selection and development assessment results. Delegates are given one month to complete and send this work to us. The work must reach us by 12 noon on the same day of the month that the course ended, but one month later. So, if your course end date was 3 October, your work must be at our office by 3 November at 12 noon!
Delegates are given a whole month to complete the work so that they can do it without rushing and gain maximum benefit from applying knowledge from the course. Despite this, a number of delegates in the past have left this work until the last minute. Please do not do this. If you do, chances are your work will not be up to the required standard!
If your work is not up to the required standard, we will ask you to redo. There will be a fee for remarking your work. We keep our course fees as low as we can and rather than charging everybody for a remark within the course fee when typically only small numbers of people require this, we charge only those who require remarking. The fee varies depending on the exercise that requires remarking. The average fees are between US$100-300. We prefer not to have to remark your work, so the fee is not there to maximise our profits. In fact, the fee is a small contribution towards our time rather than actual payment in full for our time!! Do note however that very few people have ever paid for remarking (perhaps less than 10 in the more than 12 years we have been running the course!).
If you do not meet the deadline for your Level 2: Personality Course work, you may pay a fee to extend the deadline ONCE. The person who marks your work would already have set aside 1-2 days to mark the work of your course batch. The days set aside are typically the day of the deadline plus the next day. Hence if you miss this, the marker needs to reorganise his schedule and take more time out to mark your late work. That is why there is an additional fee. The fee for late submission of your portfolio of work is equivalent to US$300. You will need to insert a cheque for this amount with your late submission or pay online with credit card. Note that the fee entitles you to a ONE MONTH extension. Your work will become due on the same day that your course ended, but now two months after the course. So, if your course finished on 3 October, your late submission will become due on 3 December at 12 noon. If you subsequently fail to meet this deadline, we will usually ask you to repeat the course (at the current fee minus 30%). This is because we need to be sure that when we sign you off as competent, you are currently competent. If your work is more than 2 months late, it is some time since you undertook your original course and practical assessments and we cannot be certain that you are currently competent.
Kindly also note that there are various practical assessments during the course, in addition to the intensive training! Delegates are required to attend all of these sessions if they wish to apply for the BPS certification. On previous courses, delegates have told us they have scheduled check-ups with opticians, dentists etc. Please DO NOT schedule ANYTHING else during the course day. If you are away from the course for any period of time, you will not be able to apply for the BPS certificates!
All other psycometric accreditation Courses
The majority of delegates will become accredited during the course itself. However, from time to time, delegates will be asked to undertake some additional work in order to progress their accreditation in a particular psychometric test. Usually this work would take the form of a recorded feedback session. The video recording from the session should be made available to your assessor by the date agreed and the assessor will apply a fee for the viewing and re-assessment of this video. At the current time, that fee is equivalent to US$300 but is subject to change. If you do not pass this re-assessment, it is highly recommended that you re-attend the course in order to ensure full learning. However, your assessor may agree with you that you may undertake one final feedback session and a further remarking fee will apply.