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STEP and CLTI Programmes – Delivery Information (all courses and exams from January to December 2021)

by Sara Kinahan
STEP and CLTI Programmes – Delivery Information (all courses and exams from January to December 2021)

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STEP and CLTI Programmes – Delivery Information (Courses in 2021)

During early 2020, we communicated to our stakeholders that STEP and CLTI education delivery would remain online throughout 2020. STEP and CLTI and all our student community have worked continuously in 2020 to design and deliver our courses, including over 600 virtual classes and 2,000 assessments. We would like to thank everyone for your support and feedback during this period.

Given the experience of this year and the uncertain, ambiguous nature of the global situation in 2021, and in consultation with STEP, our stakeholders, students and quality assurance partners, we have decided that all CLTI and STEP teaching and assessments will remain ONLINE until the end of December 2021.

Communication to our student network and branch communities will be issued in November 2020, with a revised global timetable for study in 2021. For students already enrolled in a course taking place from January to December 2021, our programme delivery team will contact you directly with the details relating to your course.

In taking this decision, we have considered the current and evolving global situation, feedback from our student and the broader community about the experience of this year and returning to a physical classroom in these uncertain times. Your safety and security are always our main consideration.

From our recent Student Experience Survey, we know that you have enjoyed studying via our flexible, online classroom (Zoom). So, if you are currently enrolled onto a face-to-face option, or planning to enrol for a face-to-face course and examination taking place before December 2021, you will still receive the same engaging learning experience but will be able to study remotely.

Our online classroom has been developed to replicate the experience you would receive in a physical classroom. The tutors seek interaction, use breakout rooms, polls, and teach the same practice and law points that you would normally expect from CLTI. This means that you can actively participate in group discussions, exercises, and benefit from peer-to-peer learning, but from the comfort of your office or home during this time.

Beyond 2021

We recognise the need for certainty when you are enrolling on a course, i.e. what your course, study plan and assessments will look like as you work through materials and plan for the future. We wish to be as clear and prepared as we can be in this situation, with our primary focus supporting students to complete their study and realise their career ambitions in a safe and secure manner.

So, during 2021, we will be working to design and implement a longer-term delivery plan for learning, teaching and assessment from 2022 onwards, to ensure that we are aligned and accessible with our global professions.

During 2021, we will continue to invest in technology and pedagogy to support you through ongoing study. We are committed to developing the student experience from access to materials and resources, the online classroom to the assessment environment. We have also reduced our administration fees in recognition that students have to make late changes to study plans during this pandemic.

If any changes are made to delivery or assessment practice, we will always let you know of any changes, in good time for you to make the right preparations and plans. Our commitment to professional standards and quality assurance is at the heart of our framework.

Please visit our courses page to see the range of programmes that are available and dates for you to begin studying, or contact the team at

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