This is an integral part of every course and will add to your learning experience. Assessments are designed for adult learners and generally they are embedded into a course. They are usually accumulative, based on the classes and workshops themselves. Often a portfolio is produced which results in a useful record of the subject matter covered. The information, data recorded, sketches, specimens and samples make very useful reference material. Tutors always offer help, advice and encouragement and feedback is given.