Welcome to the June 2021 course page!

8-9th June 2021

Following the success of our November 2020 remote DAFT course and the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems highly likely that the June 2021 course will also be delivered online. Due to unprecedented demand for places, we are unfortunately unable to accept any new attendance requests for June 2021 from candidates outside the Peninsula Deanery.

The platforms we will be using to run the course remotely will be both Zoom and MS Teams in parallel. Zoom will be used for the course content delivery and exams, MS Teams as a media repository and administrative/help centre.

An application download is mandatory for Zoom and MS Teams is probably best run through its app also (though not mandatory). We would strongly recommend using a desktop/laptop computer rather than a tablet to ensure sufficient processor speed for a smooth videoconferencing experience.

https://zoom.us/download

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/download-app

Along the same lines, please consider where you’ll ‘virtually’ attend DAFT to minimise disturbances and have sufficient bandwidth for seamless video calls. The former consideration is critical for the exam day as current information from the college suggests that interruptions will be reviewed in the same category as ‘cheating’.

Our timetable is currently being produced and will be posted on this page when ready. Typically the days run between 08.30hrs and 17.00hrs.

We plan to offer a tech support and testing evening in the week prior to the Course – prospective candidates will be contacted about this prior to the course.

For your information, the RCoA website has started to post some crucial updates regarding the IT considerations for the virtual exam. Please check thoroughly, but here is their most recent one: https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/node/10991

Updates to follow!