Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I apply for a course?

Is there an age restriction to apply for iSyllabus?

How is the iSyllabus 1 year diploma course delivered and how long will it take to complete?

What are the course fees for the iSyllabus courses?

I have previously attended the course, is there a discount for repeat students?

Can I pay the course fee in installments?

Is there any type of financial aid or a scholarship fund available to help with payment of fees?

Is attendance necessary?

How will students be assessed throughout the course?

Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?

Are the exams/assessments compulsory?

What happens if I lose or damage my notes throughout the year? Can I get another set?

If I leave the course during the year, will my fee be refunded?

Who should I contact if I wish to leave the course?

I am interested in doing the iSyllabus Plus Intermediary course. Are there any pre-requisites for the course?

How do I apply for a course?

1. Register with iSyllabus by clicking here.

2. Upon receiving activation email (please check your junk mail in case it hasn't appeared in your inbox), activate your account by clicking on the link provided.

3. Once you have successfully activated your email address, log back onto to the site, www.isyllabus.org.uk/apply and click the APPLY NOW button for your chosen course and then click SUBMIT APPLICATION.

4. Your application will await approval from the Admin team and once approved, you will receive an email requesting payment.

5. Payment can be made online via a Debit/Credit card or PayPal, and upon completion you will be fully enrolled onto the course.

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Is there an age restriction to apply for Syllabus?

Yes students must be 16 years of age or over

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How is the iSyllabus 1 year diploma course delivered and how long will it take to complete?

The course will run from the end of September/beginning of October and run till the following June. 

It will follow a trimester system. For each trimester, generally each week there will be 3 lessons (each lesson for a different module, each module consisting of 6 lessons) and will be in 6-week blocks, with two such blocks for the first two trimesters.  In general there will be 2 exams the week after each 6-week block. Some modules may have a homework-type assessment instead of an exam. The third trimester will only consist of one 6-week block and there will be no assessments for the subjects taught in this block.

Classes will generally take place between 6.45-9.30 pm unless stated otherwise. Detailed timetables will be provided for students upon course commencement and will include dates and locations of all classes, tutorials (if any), exams/assessments and holidays. For larger classes each block of modules will also have one designated tutorial session. Attendance at the tutorials is optional but is strongly encouraged.

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What are the course fees for the iSyllabus courses?

Full Fee £345
Early bird rate £295
Repeat Student     £175


Please note that there are no other discounts available.

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I have previously attended the course, is there a discount for repeat students?

A discounted rate of £175 is available to previous students if they paid the full course fee when they attended the course. Any student who dropped out of the course, without paying the full fee, is not eligible for this discount. If you are a repeat student, please state in your application form that you paid the full-fee the first-time round so that the repeat student discount can be applied. 

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Can I pay the course fee in installments?

No, payment must be made in one instalment when you apply for the course and have been accepted. Once we have received your full payment, you will be enrolled on to the course.

Please note that an independent charity was set up to help students who require financial assistance, please visit their website for further information.

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Is there any type of financial aid or a scholarship fund available to help with payment of fees?

It is the expressed aim of iSyllabus to provide all those that seek to further their understanding of their religion with ample opportunity to do so. We venture to ensure that no individual in genuine need will be denied access to the course on account of a lack of funds.

With this in mind, the iSyllabus Scholarships Charity (an independent charity to iSyllabus) was set up to help those who require financial assistance. 

Please note that the applicant will be required to demonstrate that such a need exists and only students who have proven their need of such assistance will be successful. 

For further details on how to apply for a scholarship, please visit the iSyllabus Scholarships Charity website.

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Is attendance necessary?

Diploma Course

We expect students to have a good level of attendance throughout the year and attend each week to ensure they do not miss lessons. If however a student is unable to attend a lesson they must endeavour to catch up by reading the course notes provided.

Intermediary/Advanced Courses

Students need to attend a minimum of 22 weeks of the full 32 weeks to attain the minimum attendance criteria. This means that failure to attend 10 weeks or more will result in the student being unable to attain an acceptable attendance rate for the next year.

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How will students be assessed throughout the course?

Assessments will take 2 main forms – written examinations and homework-type written assessments. 

Written examinations will be held usually at the end of the 6 week module i.e. the week after the last set of lessons, though this may vary depending on circumstances. Students will be given prior notice relating to examination dates.

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Will I get a certificate at the end of the course

Yes. Students will be issued with a self-accredited diploma in Islamic Studies on successful completion of the course provided that they met the attendance criteria and passed all exams /written assessments.

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Are the exams/assessments compulsory?

In order to gain a certificate of completion at the end of the course the assessment criteria for all exams/assessments must be met together with the attendance criteria. However, a student can choose to attend the lectures and not sit the exams but will not get a certificate at the end of the year and will not be able to progress onto the iSyllabus Plus Intermediate & Advanced courses. 

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What happens if I lose or damage my notes throughout the year? Can I get another set?

All students will be issued with one set of notes for all subjects. Any additional sets of notes that a student requires due to loss or damaged will be subject to a £15 fee for each volume of notes.

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If I leave the course during the year, will my fee be refunded?

Cancellation of studentship: Students wishing to discontinue the course will fall into the following categories:

Admin is informed of discontinuation of course more than 2 weeks prior to commencing the course >
A full refund will be applicable.

Admin is informed of discontinuation of course less than 2 weeks prior to commencing the course >
A full refund will be applicable minus a £10 admin charge.

Admin is informed of discontinuation of course after the course has commenced but prior to week 3 of semester 1 > A full refund will be applicable minus a £25 admin charge.

Admin is informed of discontinuation of course after the course has commenced, between week 3 of semester 1 and the 31st of December > A half refund (50%) of the total fees will be applicable.

Admin is informed of discontinuation of course after the 31st of December >
There is no refund available after this date.

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Who should I contact if I wish to leave the course?

If you wish to leave for any reason, please email quoting your name, student number and which city you are attending the course in and the admin team will process your cancellation request.

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I am interested in doing the iSyllabus Plus Intermediary course. Are there any pre-requisites for the course?

In order to apply for the iSyllabus Plus Intermediary course, students must have successfully completed and passed the iSyllabus One Year Diploma Course.

Students with an overall average of 65% or above will be given priority. Students who have gained less than 65% are recommended to repeat the course (without exams) before applying to the Intermediary course.

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