Glossary

e-learning

Studying by electronic means, for example a video through our App.

Education

A course of study that leads to a formal qualification.

Enrolment

The process of signing up to be student, for example with a University.

Formative assessment

A test of understanding of facts using multiple choice questions, usually marked automatically.

IELTS

International English Language Testing System. For further information please visit www.ielts.org.

Metocean

A shortening or abbreviation for the subject of meteorology and oceanography.

Module

A period of study of a number of weeks, involving a number of lectures and assessments.

Residential

A period of study where the student is based in a particular place e.g., Plymouth.

Summative assessment

A test of understanding and skills that have been achieved by a student writing an essay.

TLP

Total Learning Package – the name of the MLA’s bespoke teaching and learning material delivery platform.

Training

A course of study that is shorter and more work-based.

Tutor

An academic member of staff who helps students with problems and marks assessments.

VAT

Value Added Tax. All prices include VAT where applicable.