Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business) Option 5
This Qual/Option can be studied in the following course: Access to Business with Law.
How do I study?
Our Access to HE Diplomas are delivered completely online. This means that you can study when it suits you, your family, and your job. With our learning materials and your own personal tutor, you will have the one-to-one support and guidance that you need to succeed when studying an Access Diploma online.
When can I start?
You can start when it suits you: just like studying with us, our enrolments are flexible too.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no set entry requirements for this Access to HE Diploma.
You need to have a UK residential address to study this qualification (you can be posted overseas). If you are currently resident outside the UK you need to be able to provide proof of UK residency before the end of the course. In this case, please advise us of this when you apply for the course.
Is this course accredited?
All of our Access to HE Diplomas are fully accredited by recognised awarding bodies who are regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the official regulator for Access to HE. This means that our Access to HE Diplomas are accepted by the majority of universities and Higher Education Institutions in the UK.
How do I learn?
For every unit you study you will be given access to its tailored learning materials: because they are written by us, you can be sure that they will teach you what you need to succeed on your assessments. They are more than a textbook – they guide you through your learning and support you so that you're fully prepared for each assessment. You will complete tasks, answer questions (with model answers that you can check), and will be given all the tools needed to achieve the highest grades possible.
How am I assessed?
You are assessed through tutor-assessed coursework throughout your Diploma, including two exams that will take place over Skype. Our assessments have been both internally and externally verified, meaning that they have been checked to make sure they are consistent, fair and robust. Importantly, they give everybody the same opportunities to succeed. Our internal verification process is rigorous and thorough, ensuring that every tutor is marking, grading and giving formative and developmental feedback in line with our exacting standards.
How long will it take?
Because our Access to HE Diplomas fit into your life rather than the other way around, you can decide how long you'd like to study your Diploma for. On average an Access to HE Diploma takes 9 months, but you can complete in 6 months or study for longer if you wish to.
When can I complete?
Just like starting, when you complete is up to you. The only deadlines that are in place are those set by yourself, and are usually based on when you hope to start university. To start university in September you would aim for June moderation; to start university in February/March you would aim for November moderation.
What are my future prospects?
An Access to HE Diploma opens doors for every learner. Whether you decide to use it to gain entry to university or not, it will improve your career prospects. You gain so much by studying an Access Diploma online: it teaches you skills that will make you stand out. From organisational skills and time management, to the ability to self-direct and research independently – you will be capable of things you hadn't previously thought possible.
£1247 - spread across easy instalments for up to 12 months of study
- Enrolment Fee = £30.00, payable when you apply for the course.
- Course Fee = £1077.00, covers up to 12 months of study; payable monthly, 2-weekly or in a single instalment.
- Awarding Body Registration Fee  = £140.00 (zero. VAT) paid in two parts.
- £40.00 paid with your first course fee instalment.
- £100.00 payable on achievement of 24 credits or 1 year from the date of registration, whichever is sooner.
- We will provide some advanced warning when this fee becomes due although you will already have a good idea of this as you will know how many credits you have achieved.
Total Fee = £1247.00 for up to 12 months of study.
- Extension Fee = £78.00 per month, payable if you extend your study over more than 12 months.
 The Awarding Body Registration Fee is set by the awarding body so may change during your course.
 If the Monthly Extension Fee changes either between when you start your course and when you require the fee, or if your are already on this fee and the price changes, the changed price will apply.
Course fee instalments
The amount you pay for each instalment depends on how quickly you plan to complete the course. You can also change your Target Completion Date during the course when you have a clearer idea of how quickly you are progressing. This may change the cost of your instalments. Bringing the date forward will tend to increase the amount and setting it back will tend to reduce it.
Additional Qualifications and Special Offers
If you are studying other qualifications with us in addition to an Access to HE Diploma, we provide reduced rate special offers on the additional qualifications.
- You only ever have to pay the Enrolment Fee once, if you pay it when applying for another course with us, we will take the cost off your first Course Fee instalment.
- If studying GCSEs alongside your Access Diploma, you get £20.00 off the first and £30.00 off the second.
- If studying more than one Progression Award of 12 credits or more as an extension to your Access Diploma, you get £10.00 off the second and £15.00 off the third.
The normal method of payment is online with a credit or debit card. We accept all major cards (Visa Debit, MasterCard, Electron, UK Maestro and Solo) and use SagePay, one of the most secure payment systems on the market.
If there are genuine reasons why you cannot pay online, you will need to contact us to discuss whether there are other feasible options available such as bank transfer or Standing Order.
The support that our students receive is central to who we are and the service that we deliver.
Your tutor is both your personal support and your subject specialist teacher. They were chosen for their expert subject knowledge and qualifications, and for their skills in supporting and motivating adults who may have been out of education for some time. They are there to support you and guide your studies, and you will be in regular contact over email, the phone and Skype. Because they mark your assessments, they know how to help you to improve, develop and advance as you progress through the Diploma.
Their role evolves over the course of your studies as your needs change. Initially you will speak to your tutor every week so you can get to know each other and settle into studying. As you progress through the course the support that you want from your tutor may change: one week you may want to talk about study skills, and the next about the ethics of research. Your tutor is there to make sure that your time with us is as successful and enjoyable as possible.
Our Student Services team are here for you from your first enquiry and throughout your Diploma. From clarifying university entry requirements to finding the Diploma that is right for you, Student Services are here for everybody – past, present and prospective student alike.
For many, making the UCAS application is one of the most important moments in the Access journey, and we support you throughout the process. Our strong relationships with universities mean that we liaise with them to ensure that you are always given the most relevant and up to date advice, and we keep you abreast of up to date information from UCAS.
From the first stage of your application, to your interviews, and accepting a place – we are there with you every step of the way. We will work with you to plan and draft your personal statement, will guide you through every step of applying through UCAS, and will check every single application, personal statement and reference before they are submitted. We work to ensure that every application is the best it can be.
We make our courses suit you and your life: if your circumstances or priorities change then your course can too. We are here to help you achieve, and so altering your target completion date, payment date, or extending your study period is always possible.
From accessing learning materials to uploading documents, if you need any technical support during your studies our Technical Department is there for you.
Should you need any help or advice about fees, payment options, or there are changes to your circumstances the Finance Department is there for you.
UK NARIC Statement of Comparability
If you already hold qualifications that were studied outside the UK, your university may wish to see a Statement of Comparability to exempt you from GCSE or Level 2 credits entry requirements. NARIC can be contacted through www.naric.org.uk.
Work experience, specific skills and specialist knowledge
You should always check university's entry requirements, both compulsory and preferred, as they will often say what they expect from a candidate. This may include a work placement, specific interpersonal skills, or evidence of wide reading and existing knowledge about the degree, the career, or the industry.