Constructed Response exam format (CR)
These questions require you to create, or ‘construct’, a response to the question, such as an essay or case study. You will find this type of exam in our diploma level qualifications and they will be marked by subject expert examiners.
Your total qualification time is 600 hours The TQT indicates the overall number of guided learning hours, additional self-study and assessment time that is required.
Guided learning hours (GLH) It is expected that you will undertake 250 GLH. The definition of guided learning hours is: ‘A measure of the amount of input time required to achieve the qualification. This includes lectures, tutorials, reading, cpd and practicals, as well as supervised study in, for example, learning centres and workshops’.
Self-study requirement (SSR) Additionally, CIPS recommend that you also commit to at least 335 SSR hours. This includes wider reading of the subject areas and revision to give yourself the best preparation for successfully achieving the qualification.
Total exam time 15 hours. All the modules in CIPS qualifications are assessed by an examination. All the modules in CIPS qualifications are assessed by exams.