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DistanceLearningCentre.com Bespoke Course

If you require formal accreditation for the Units your are planning to study (such as may be required by a University), please contact us to discuss your options.

Modular course built from as few or as many Modules as you wish.

You are awarded a DistanceLearningCentre.com Certificate of Achievement for the Modules you complete.

What can I study?

You can create a course as long or as short as you like from any combination of the subjects below. You don't even need to decide how many to study at the beginning of the course, you can build onto your Certificate over a period of time.

  • Biology
    • Introduction to Cell Biology
    • Macromolecules and Key Biological Principles
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Skeleton and Muscles
    • Homeostasis, Co-ordination and Control and the Excretory Systems
    • Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Gastro-intestinal Systems
    • Human Reproductive Biology
    • Aspects of Human Physiology
    • Planning a Practical Investigation
    • Carrying Out a Practical Investigation
  • Chemistry
    • Introduction to Chemistry
    • Core Principles of Chemistry
    • Further Organic Chemistry
    • Planning a Practical Investigation
  • Criminology
    • Introduction to Criminology
    • Theories and Perspectives in Criminology
    • Contemporary Issues in Criminology
    • Forensic Science and the Reliability of Evidence
    • Planning a Practical Investigation
    • Carrying Out a Practical Investigation
  • Developmental
    • Study Skills
    • Further Study Skills
    • Academic Writing Skills
  • Education Theory and Practice
    • Introduction to Education Theory and Practice
    • Practical Applications - Planning and Delivery
    • The Role of Play in Child Development
    • Planning a Practical Investigation
    • Carrying Out a Practical Investigation
  • English Language and Literature
    • Introduction to English Language and Literature - Language Analysis
    • Analysis of the Novel
    • A Thematic Approach to Poetry
    • Analysis of Short Stories
    • Academic Skills
    • Planning a Practical Investigation
    • Carrying Out a Practical Investigation
  • English Level 2
    • Basic Principles in English Language
    • Improving Punctuation and Grammar Skills
    • Developing Reading Strategies
    • Using Writing for Meaning
    • Demonstrating Speaking and Listening
    • Understanding Shape Using Pythagoras and Trigonometry
    • Using Algebra and Graphs
    • Using Calculations
  • Law
    • Introduction to Law Making
    • The English Legal System
    • The Law of Tort
    • Criminal Law
    • Planning a Research Project
  • Mathematics Level 2
    • Basic Principles in Mathematics
    • Introduction to Application of Number
    • Numeracy in Context Planning a Mathematical Project
    • Understanding Common Measures and Shape
    • Understanding Data Handling and Probability
    • Understanding Shape Using Pythagoras and Trigonometry
    • Using Algebra and Graphs
    • Using Calculations
  • Physics
    • Introduction to Physics
    • Applied Physics - Radiology
    • Applied Physics - Medical Uses of Radioisotopes
  • Psychology
    • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
    • Psychological Perspectives and Behaviour
    • Application of Theories to Substantive Topics
    • Theories of Aggression
    • Planning a Practical Investigation
    • Carrying Out a Practical Investigation
  • Science Level 2
    • Ideas and Evidence in Science
    • Investigative skills
    • Life Processes and Living Things
    • Materials and their properties
    • Physical Processes
  • Social Issues in Healthcare
    • Introduction to Issues in Health and Social Care
    • Health and Social Care Provision
    • Mental Health and Well-being
    • Mental Health Issues
    • Social Work and the Older Person
    • Principles of Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Planning a Research Project
  • Sports Coaching and Fitness
    • Introduction to Sports Coaching and Leadership
    • Nutrition for Sport
    • Sports Psychology
    • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
    • Fitness
    • Carrying Out a Practical Investigation

Who are DistanceLearningCentre.com Bespoke Courses for?

Bespoke Courses are adaptable and flexible so you can study as many or as few Units as you wish over a wide range of subjects. You don't even need to decide how many to study at the beginning of the course, so you can build onto your Certificate over a period of time. They will be the right course for you if you need:

  • Evidence of recent study in a specialist subject area
  • Professional Training
  • Employers can use our Bespoke Courses for staff development
  • You may be looking to develop your career or go for a promotion
  • You may wish to broaden your knowledge and skills for personal interest
  • You may wish to test out whether a particular career change is right for you

How do I study?

Our Bespoke Courses 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.

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 course.

Is this course accredited?

Our Bespoke Courses are not formally accredited. We assess and internally verify your work, leading to a DistanceLearningCentre.com Certificate of Achievement.

The work is at the same standard and the tutor service, course materials, internal verification and quality systems are exactly the same. Therefore, if learning and knowledge are your top priority, details of these will be listed in full on your Certificate and you will have a portfolio of work to demonstrate this. If you need formal accrediation, you probably require Unit Accreditation.

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, whic may include exams that will take place over Skype. Our assessments have been internally 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 Bespoke Courses fit into your life rather than the other way around, you can decide how long you'd like to study for. The more Units you choose to study, the longer it will take.

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.

£89.75 per month or £17.76 per Credit, whichever is greater, plus Enrolment Fee £30.00

  • Enrolment Fee = £30.00, payable when you apply for the course.
  • Course Fee = £89.75, per month or £17.76 per Credit, whichever is greater; payable monthly.
  • Total Fee = variable depending on length of study.

Funding your course

This course is not eligible for Advanced Learner Loans or ELC funding.

The majority of our students fund themselves using our easy payment options. We cannot provide advice on funding but we do have a Grants & Funding page which you may find useful.

If you are not funding your course yourself, please ensure that you make us aware of this when you apply so that we can make any necessary arrangements with the funder.

Single payment

Make a downpayment

This course is not specifically set up for a single payment due to its flexible nature. However, you can estimate how long you expect to take and make a downpayment any time. This will create credit on your account and you can top this up if/when required or if you complete with a balance in credit we will return this to you.

Monthly

Payment example.

Example: studying 12 Credits

  • If you complete in 2 months, you would have paid £89.75 * 2 = £179.50 and would then owe a further £33.62 because the cost per credit (£17.76 * 12 = £213.12) is greater than the total monthly fees charged.
  • If you complete in 3 months, you would have paid £89.75 * 3 = £269.25 and would have no further fees to pay because the cost per credit (£17.76 * 12 = £213.12) is less than the total monthly fees charged.

2-weekly

Not available for this course.

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.

  1. 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.

Payment methods

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

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.

Student Services

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.

Flexibility

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.

Technical Department

From accessing learning materials to uploading documents, if you need any technical support during your studies our Technical Department is there for you.

Financial Department

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.

Accreditation

If you require formal accreditation for the Units your are planning to study, such as if you are wanting to use it as evidence of recent study or additional units on top of an Access Diploma for a university application, please contact us to discuss your options.

Some Universities are very familiar with the quality of what we provide, so some will accept a DistanceLearningCentre.com Certificate as provided by this course. One such example is Edinburgh Napier.

We strongly advise that you make sure you understand exactly what your university is requesting from you. And we are happy to provide you with help and advice so you can be sure you are studying the right course.