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Progression in English (12 Credits)

Available as 6 or 12 credit awards.

Studied entirely online.

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Course content

You can study up to 12 Credits in English. The 'standard size' for a Progression Award is 12 credits.

6 or 12 Credits made up of any combination of these Units:

  • Reading for Meaning (6 credits)
  • Writing Skills (6 credits)
Progression Award Units are not graded, they are either achieved or not achieved.

How do I study?

Our Progression Awards 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 for a Level 2 qualification 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 course.

Is this course accredited?

All of our Progression Awards are fully accredited by recognised awarding bodies, so are part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

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.

How am I assessed?

You are assessed through tutor-assessed coursework throughout your Progression Award. Our assessments are regularly 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 and giving formative and developmental feedback in line with our exacting standards.

How long will it take?

You should use the days of study allocated to each 3 credit unit as a guide to plan your studies. But because our Progression Awards fit into your life rather than the other way around, you can decide how long you'd like to study them for.

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?

A Level 2 qualification 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 a qualification online: it teaches you skills that will make you stand out. From organisational skills and time management, to increased confidence in your abilities – you will be capable of things you hadn't previously thought possible.

Between £99.00 and £294.00 spread across easy instalments

Fee breakdown

  • Enrolment Fee = £30.00, payable when you apply for the course.
  • Course Fee and maximum days of study vary according to how many credits you are studying. You can pay monthly, 2-weekly or in a single instalment.
    • 6 credits, 37 days = £102.00
    • 12 credits, 73 days = £204.00
  • Awarding Body Registration Fee [1], payable part way through the course in a single payment at a rate of £5.00 per credit, minimum £18.00 (all zero. VAT).
    • 6 credits, £30.00
    • 12 credits, £60.00
  • Total cost between £99.00 and £294.00.

  • Extension Fee [2] = £78.00 per month, payable if you extend your study beyond the maximum days.

[1] The Awarding Body Registration Fee is set by the awarding body so may change during your course.

[2] 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.

Saving you money - the actual cost

The total amount you pay for Progression Awards is unlikely to ever be as much as the prices quoted above because you only ever pay the Enrolment Fee once, and the way the cost is calculated is based on the total credits your are studying across all Progression Awards. The same applies to the number of days which are also added together. For example:

Studying 12 credits of English, 12 of Maths and 12 of Science would cost:

  • £30 Enrolment Fee
  • £612 Course Fee
  • £180 Awarding Body Registration Fee
  • -£25 Special offer discount (see below)
  • Total cost £797 across 219 days of study (just over 7 months)
  • If the cost was worked out for each separate qualification, it is 3 * £294 = £882. However, the actual cost works out £85 cheaper.

If you are studying an Access Diploma as well as progression Awards the Fees and maximum days are also added together to make a single 'extended course'.

Funding your course

This course is not eligible for Advanced Learner Loans.

This course is not eligible for Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) funding.

The majority of our students fund themselves using our easy payment options. Some secure funding through their employers and a few manage to get some help from local charities. 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.

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.

Single payment

Choose how you pay. For example:

  • Pay the £30.00 Enrolment Fee when you apply.
  • We debit the £370.00 Course Fee on your course start date.


Maximum 2 payments (12 credit example).

  1. Enrolment Fee paid on application £30.00
  2. Course Fee instalments
    • 2 months @ £102.00 per month
  3. Awarding Body Registration Fee
    • Paid part way through the course
    • Charged at £5.00 per credit


Maximum 5 payments (12 credit example).

  1. Enrolment Fee paid on application £30.00
  2. Course Fee instalment examples
    • 10 weeks, 5 instalments @ £40.80
    • 8 weeks, 4 instalments @ £51.00
    • 6 weeks, 3 instalments @ £68.00
    • 4 weeks, 2 instalments @ £102.00
  3. Awarding Body Registration Fee
    • Paid part way through the course
    • Charged at £5.00 per credit

Special Offers

  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.
  2. If studying more than one Progression Award of 12 credits or more you get £10.00 off the second and £15.00 off the third.
  3. If studying at the same time as an Access Diploma this offer still applies.

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 course.

Your tutor is there to make sure that your time with us is as successful and enjoyable as possible. If you would like to speak to your tutor every week, or would rather catch up via email, they will accommodate your individual needs.

Student Services

Our Student Services team are here for you from your first enquiry and throughout your course. From clarifying university entry requirements to finding the course that is right for you, Student Services are here for everybody – past, present and prospective student alike.


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.


If you are planning to use Progression Awards as an extension to an Access to HE Diploma to gain entry to university, it is very important to check the university entry requirements carefully.

You may find that need GCSEs to gain entry to university. If you do not have these already, you can study them with us.

Although Progression Awards are at the same level as GCSE they are not equivalent to a GCSE in that subject.