Let’s have a look at the basic information you will need to know when studying with Chrysalis.
* There are 10 modules per year, with July, August and December off.
* Your class will be either on a Saturday or Sunday. You will be able to attend up to 2 different venues throughout the year, if you are unable to attend your home venue.
* Each module comes with its own set of notes and homework – homework will be a combination of essays and journals throughout the year.
* There will be 2 practical assessments during the year, at module 5 and module 10. This usually involves your tutor having observed you throughout all classes, the way you take part, interact with others, join in etc, but it can also involve a short exercise set by your tutor who will specifically observe the exercise.
* Practice groups are a must for all students. They are essential to help you practice your skills, get support from others and make up your 50 hours of practical work.
* You will be able to contact your tutor during each week, however, this is also a very good time to practise your understanding of boundaries, by making sure you only contact them during the times they have told you, and by the method or methods they allow.
* You will be required to set aside time every week in order to read and carry out any necessary research. This will help you to complete your written assignments and help you to deepen your understanding and knowledge of the subject.
* Case studies or other formal assessments of your work will take place towards the end of each year. This is not a time to worry, but a time to look back and realise just how much you have learned over the course of the year. It is fantastic when you have completed your case studies, and realise that you have really helped someone towards achieving their goals.
Everyone on a Chrysalis course is there because they want something from it, a better understanding of themselves and others, more skills to add to current ones, or even a totally new career. Whatever your reasons for taking a Chrysalis course, just remember the old saying, ‘You get out what you put in’.