The AKC Programme is open to all students and staff at King's. The AKC normally takes three years to complete and runs alongside your degree programme. However special arrangements pertain to various one and two-year programmes.
Students who will spend only two years of their full degree course at King's (including Law, Nursing and students taking study abroad years) should contact the AKC Office to request permission to take the course in two years.
One-year postgraduate students are eligible to complete the AKC in two years by undertaking a second year via distance learning. These students will be contacted at the end of their first AKC year with details of how to enrol. The second year of the AKC remains free of charge.
Students whose degrees include placements (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery, MBBS and BDS programmes) should contact the AKC office for support in gaining access to lectures.
Staff members are normally expected to complete three years of the AKC in order to qualify for the award.
Students taking the AKC are expected to attend at least 4 lectures per series (i.e. at least 4 lectures per term) in order to pass the AKC.
Attendance is checked by students answering two short, reflective quiz questions on KEATS after each lecture. The quiz for each lecture is released with the start of the live lecture at 12 noon on Mondays. Quizzes remain open for two weeks.
Students who successfully complete 8 or more lectures per lecture series (i.e. 8 or more lectures per term). will receive a Dean's Commendation in recognition of their commitment to the programme.
At the end of each lecture series, students who wish to explore the material in more depth, will have the option to submit an essay. All essays submitted will be considered for an AKC prize.