The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.
All course material, including online modules and written assignments
Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
Dedicated student support
Access to an online social learning forum
Assignment marking and feedback
FREE NUS Extra card worth £19.90
Free CV writing help on completion of the course
Whether you want to improve your skills, increase your chances of employment or further your professional qualifications, Online Business School has a variety of distance learning courses to suit you. We offer distance learning diploma courses at affordable prices that can then be used as progression onto completion of a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses, at an accredited UK or overseas university.
This course is made up of 10 Level 4 modules (120 credits) and 10 level 5 modules (120 credits), each level also includes 10 written assignments. If a student decides to only study at Level 4 they will receive 120 credits and can apply for an exemption from the first year of a university Degree course.
Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials comprise recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources.
To enrol onto the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling onto the Level 5 course, you must have attained a Level 4 or equivalent.
All of the academic courses offered by Online Business School are Ofqual approved and universities will generally accept the credits awarded to students. Students should make it clear to the University that the qualification is OFQUAL RQF validated, at the stated level/credit value. Online Business School can provide students with the requisite Ofqual documentation and transcript. Alternatively students can visit the Ofqual website https://register.ofqual.gov.uk/ to confirm the qualification. Each University will consider an application on its merits subject to their own specific entry requirements.
Graduating Online Business School students can progress onto a University programme either to join at Undergraduate entry level, usually on completion of a Level 3 programme, or onto a “top-up” Degree, depending on the level of their completed Ofqual programme. These level equivalencies can be viewed on our ‘Study Levels Explained‘ page. Generally Level 3 is Undergraduate entry, Level 4 first year Degree, Level 5 second year Degree, Level 6 Graduate level and Level 7 Post Graduate level.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:
Credit or debit card
Interest free monthly instalments
Enrolments are ongoing. The course duration is around 10-15 months and students can enrol anytime. There are no deadlines. Learners study at their own pace. There are no time restrictions. You have a maximum of 5 years to complete the course.
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