Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to Attend a Centre for Exams?
No – All course work and assessments are undertaken online.
Will I have to buy any course books/additional reading?
We have a list of recommended books for learners. Although these are very useful and can help significantly they are a RECOMMENDED list only. They can be bought used on EBAY/AMAZON.
How long will it take to complete a Unit?
Guidelines are 1-3 months per 10 credit Unit. But this depends entirely on learner study time dedicated to Unit.
Do I have a time Limit to complete the course?
Strictly speaking no – your course qualification is registered to you for a specific time (Level 3 – 3 years & HNC – 5 Years) so if you complete it within that time frame its fine.
Do you offer Credit?
Yes, we can take monthly Direct Debit payments for the duration of your course.
I studied previously – Can I use it as Accredited Prior Learning Credit?
Yes – if relevant to current studies. Send us the course transcripts/learning outcomes and we can assess and work out if and what you can have APL’d.
Do I need any special equipment?
A PC/Laptop with office software and a good internet connection. For those studying IT or Computing, you will need access to a PC that you can add/remove hardware and software.
Is an HNC higher than a City & Guilds?
They are like apples and oranges. City and Guilds are an Awarding Organisation, similar to Pearson/Edexcel/BTEC. What you need to compare are the levels. See the below table for guidance. Level 2 would be GCSE level.