Are there any English language requirements?
For students who do not live or come from an English-speaking country, we recommend taking an IELTS course to improve your language to level 5.5 or higher. Depending on which university you choose to apply to after completing our online courses, your minimum level of English may differ.
Do I need any previous experience and qualifications?
Learners will need to have an IELTS score of 5.5 or above on completion of the online course. However, you can take an English course while studying with us.
You will need to have relevant qualifications depending on the course you are applying to. To enroll in the level 4 course, you will require a minimum level 3 qualification and there is an age requirement.
For level 7 you will require 5 years managerial experience if you do not have a BA degree. This may vary for different Universities.
How do I choose the best course for me?
You should first visit the Online Campus Courses page to view the range of courses we offer to decide which subject suits your interests and future best. You should:
- Review the modules within the course, are they something you are interested in? Are they relevant to chosen career path?
- How the course is taught and assessed? Do you have the motivation to study via distance learning? Are you able to work independently?
It is essential that you do not attempt to expand too far too fast, so ideally you should choose a route that passes comfortably from your current level of qualifications and experience.
How do I apply online for a course?
You can simply choose your course and enrol online, via the Online Campus course page.
Alternatively, you can call the Online Campus Enrollments team on 02038 874 656 and they will guide you through the Enrolment process.
Do I have to pay for my assignments?
All initial assignment submissions are included in your original charges. If a student does not receive a pass mark for their assignment, they can resubmit the work. There are 8 free resubmissions for each student.
Do I receive help and guidance while writing assignments?
Yes, all learners are encouraged to orchestrate with one of our tutors an initial 30-minute ‘assignment preparation’ task. The session will be performed via Skype, covering all elements of task writing, especially areas that learners need to be careful about.
In addition to this, students have access to tutors who work with Online Campus. The tutor details are available via the Dashboard and will show which areas they specialise in and when they are available for the sessions. If a student wishes to arrange a session they can do so directly from the Dashboard, where they can specify which topic they need assistance with, or they can contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I submit my assignments?
Submissions need to be emailed to email@example.com.
When learners wish to submit their assignments for marking, they must finish the assignment submission form and assignment cover sheets, which are provided alongside the assignment details.
One initial assignment must be submitted and marked as a pass, and after this, the remaining assignments can be submitted in bulk if the learner wishes. We apply this restriction so that learners can receive feedback on their initial submission and use this feedback to attain a better understanding of what is required to complete an assignment to the required standard.
How Many words do I have to write for my assignments?
For each assignment, we suggest that learners write between 5000 – 8000 words, although students will not be fined for exceeding this word count limit if the work is connected to the assignment topic.
How long does the marking process take?
The assignment results will be provided within 10 working days after submission. Once all assignments are submitted and graded, they will be reviewed by an Internal Verifier, which generally takes up to 10 working days. If the assignments are deemed up to standard, then they will be sent to ATHE for External Verification.
ATHE will check all the work to ensure it meets all requirements, this can take up to 30 working days. Your final marks may take up to 40 working days to obtain, after submitting and making all assignments.
Is the online payment taken immediately?
Yes. Once Online Campus has received the payment, your course material will be released immediately.
Are there likely to be any additional costs?
Online Campus does not charge any additional costs and all extra teaching resources including tutor assistance, e-books, games and short company classes are included in the tuition fees for the course.
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Is there any financial assistance available?
Online Campus offers an interest free payment plan so that you can pay for your course over a set number of months. UK students may also be eligible for student loans for university top-up programme.
Learners should contact one of our student advisers for more information about financial assistance.
What are the Payment options?
Payments can be made online through Stripe by credit or debit card or through PayPal.
Who are ATHE?
ATHE is a global awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual as well as other UK and international regulators. It provides colleges with qualifications in management, business, tourism, and health and social care. It also provides bespoke training support, great value for money, flexible delivery solutions, a global focus, and a close business development relationship.
ATHE qualifications are approved as progression pathways to relevant Bachelor’s and Master’s Top-Up degrees by a growing number of UK and international Universities, providing significant tertiary education opportunities for our learners.
Please visit athe.co.uk for more information.
How are Universities linked to the modules?
Learners obtaining a qualification through Online Campus are automatically mapped against a standard UK qualification structure for higher education. This is a credit structure that is widely recognised.
Therefore, universities can award credits against our courses to grant exemptions from big components of their official programs.
Online Campus and ATHE have pre-agreed arrangements with certain universities to provide credits against programs either on campus or off campus. This is termed ‘University Top-up’.
What does Online Campus do?
Online Campus is devoted to offering an inexpensive price of a broad range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate online courses. All learning activities, materials and content are provided online using modern delivery models to make learning more engaging and cost effective. Once a course has been completed, our student receives recognised University credits to allow further enrolments in UK Universities. Qualifications acquired also provide a competitive edge in today’s busy job market.
Will I still be able to access my Dashboard after completing my course?
Access to the Online Campus Dashboard is available for a maximum of 4 years from the date of enrolment. This can be extended if a request is made in writing to the Student Admin.
How do I change my personal contact details once I have given them to Online Campus?
All details can be edited through the student dashboard. Once a student has registered, they can login a view their course progress, edit their profile and chat to fellow students in the forum.
I have forgotten my username/password, how can I get access?
If learners have lost or forgotten their login details, they can request a new password on provision of their email address.
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further assistance.
Will I be able to get through to higher education through Online Campus?
The Online Campus courses were created against UK higher education qualifications that are completely transferable to a range of other higher education professional paths and skills.
On completion of the level 4 and 5 courses, students will be awarded 240 credits (The first 2 years of an Undergraduate degree). They can then Top-up to their final year at one of our University partners who recognise the ATHE qualification.
Similarly, at level 7 students gain 120 credits from a total of 180 credits for an MBA. Again, the learner can join Top-up at an Online Campus University partner institute.
What potential job opportunities are there after I complete the course?
Once you successfully complete your final year at university, you will have a full BA degree or postgraduate qualification that will open doors to many career options.
You can also contact are one of our student advisers for more information about career consultation.
What do I do if I am struggling?
You can seek help from dedicated forums or request tutor help. Students can interact and help each other through the course content and share interesting and relevant links with each other. We also have a dedicated tutor support team who specialise in all Online Campus modules.
Do I need a specific computer to study with Online Campus?
As long as you have internet access any computer or tablet can be used to complete online modules and courses. You can also study on your phone with our mobile friendly content.
Can I access my dashboard and study on my mobile and tablet?
Yes, however you will need an active internet connection. All digital interactivity has been coded for compatibility on touch screens. You can also learn the material by printing it off.
What study materials do I need?
For passing the related assessments, the modules themselves are adequate. The modules comprise extra available resources that may be followed by students to improve their learning and are supplied in the text. Online Campus also has extra learning resources to purchase like e-books and webinars to aid your study.
What is a Certificate of Completion?
Each module and evaluation passed produces a completion certificate detailing the content of the module, the level of research and the results of learning accomplished. It is mapped against the official rules established by QAA for the quality of education in the UK. On completion of all modules you can then write assignments set by ATHE to complete your ATHE diploma with Online Campus.
How long will it take?
Students can learn at a pace that suits them. There is no time limits or deadlines with Online Campus. Learners can study the modules in any order at any time.
Does my previous study and experience count towards the Online Campus course?
There are no exemptions or credits within the Online Campus system of study, and you must study all the modules to take advantage of our access route.
However, if you think you may be exempt from a certain level then please contact us and we will advise you. We can also help you with your Top-up enquiries if you have already got the necessary qualifications.
Can I personalise my study?
Students can study the modules in any order and at any pace, to qualify for the University Top-up all of the modules and assignments have to be completed.
What do I get when all the modules and assessments are completed?
Learners who complete the full programme and also complete the assignments, are awarded an ATHE certificate and official Credits. This qualification is recognised by UK higher education authorities and by the university sector. The student can then apply to one of our University partners to complete their degree.
Do all modules have an exam?
All modules have an online assessment. Completion of the requisite number of assessments and written assignments will give the participant a qualification recognised by many top line universities.
What is an interactive learning module?
The module’s interactive activities include tests, activities, and evaluations that provide a guide to the advancement of a learner through the module.
Studying outside the UK
How can I pay for my fees as an overseas student?
Online Campus accepts a variety of overseas banks. Students can make payments either by Bank Transfer or through PayPal.
If you are having issues with making the payment, or have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com
Will Online Campus act as a sponsor for my student visa?
Online Campus cannot act as a visa sponsor, however after completing the course, your top up university can.
Do I need a visa to complete the modules/course through Online Campus?
No visa is required for online study. If a student chooses to progress to a university in the UK, a student visa will be required. Learners should request this through their chosen university.
Can I study anywhere in the world?
Yes. There are no geographical limitations.