Delivery Associate students The delivery of modules and tailored short courses may vary (face-to-face teaching, block attendance or online learning). Some courses are also described as ‘blended’ featuring face-to-face sessions at the beginning of the course, followed by paper or web-based learning materials. If you opt to study for a single module or decide to complete a named short course, you will be matriculated as an associate postgraduate student. As an associate student you will have the same access to all of QMU’s student learning and information technology services as all other students, as well as support from the course co-ordinators and lecturers. This means that for nurses and allied health professionals, for example, you are able to meet your professional requirements for maintaining your competence as a registered practitioner whilst studying. 17 If you complete a CPD course and then decide that you would like to continue towards a postgraduate qualification, the credit you have gained as an associate student may count towards a named qualification. This will depend on the CPD course you have undertaken and the nature of the award you wish to pursue. MORE INFO: Contact the programme leaders highlighted on each course entry on our website. Visit www.qmu.ac.uk/study- here/course-a-z/?tab=postgraduate to access our A-Z of postgraduate courses.