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The Advanced Diploma has a blended learning approach, including live sessions and workshops, collaborative group work, online resources, independent study and reading, 1to1 sessions and ongoing direct tutor support, as well as optional group drop-ins and Q&A sessions. 

During the course students will produce a personal professional development plan to guide their studies, ultimately working towards producing a professional portfolio which demonstrates how they have met their personal objectives, their learning and development, and how their critical narrative is underpinned by theory and best practice. 

Advanced Diploma students will also work collaboratively to produce a joint report on a topical question related to internal communication practice set by the IoIC. This collaborative project provides students with the opportunity to share learning, build long-lasting professional relationships, and work together on a practial, relevant, and valuable project. 

You can find key milestones for the course below (subject to change), all optional group drop-in sessions and final assessment deadlines will be confirmed at the start of the programme. 

What?  When? Where?
Optional Pre-course Introductory Session  26 September 2022  Online
Induction Workshop  28 September 2022               Online      
Personal Development Plan Webinar  18 October 2022 Online
Introduction to Assignment Writing Workshop November 2022  Online
Business Acumen Workshop Part One  December 2022 Online
Business Acumen Workshop Part Two   December 2022  Online
Measurement and Evaluation Workshop Part One    January 2022 Online 
Measurement and Evaluation Workshop Part Two   January 2022   Online
Project submission  February 2022  Online
Portfolio submission  May 2023 Online
Interview day  May 2023  Online




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