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For students who do not live or come from an English language speaking country then we recommend taking an IELTS course to improve your language to level 5.5 or higher. This can be done alongside our courses. Your minimum level of English may vary depending upon which university you decide to complete your top up qualification from.
You will need to have an IELTS score of level 5.5 or above on completion of the OBS course. You can study an English course alongside the OBS course. At level 4/5 you will require a full secondary education to be eligible to enrol onto the course and universities will require a minimum age before embarking on the university top-up programme. At Level 7 you will require 5 years managerial experience if you do not have a BA degree. This may vary for various University partners however. We will look at every application individually and some exceptions may be looked at.
There is no interview process. You will have to fill out a short application form to make sure you meet the criteria.
Submissions need to be uploaded to via the dashboard, in the ‘assignment’ area.
Students must also provide a plagiarism report for all submitted assignments
After an assignment has been submitted our markers will return the results within 10 working days. Once all assignments have been completed and marked an Internal Verifier will check the work, which usually takes up to 10 working days. After the Internal Verification has come back, and agrees with the initial marking, all of the assignments are sent to ATHE for External Verification. ATHE will check all of the work to be sure it is of the correct standard, this process can take up to 30 working days. In total once you have completed all assignments and had them marked it can take up to 40 working days to receive your final result.
Yes. Once OBS has received the cleared funds your course material will be released to you immediately.
No additional costs are levied by OBS, and all additional learning resources including tutor support, e-books, games and short business courses, are included in course tuition fees.
I finish 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.
All students that have enrolled onto a course can communicate with other students via the social learning forum.
You need to complete all the modules detailed in your required course option plus all the associated assessments to complete the course and receive the ATHE diploma. This will give you the recognized University credits. You can study the modules at your own pace and can purchase more modules at any time.
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.
Yes, but this will only be accessible with an internet connection. All digital interactivity has been coded for compatibility on touch screens. You can also learn the material by printing it off.
The modules themselves are sufficient for passing the associated assessments. The modules contain additional accessible resources that learners may wish to follow through to enhance their learning and these are provided within the text. OBS also has extra learning resources like e books and webinars to aid your study, completely free of charge.
Each module and assessment passed generates a certificate of completion which details module content, level of study and learning outcomes achieved. It is mapped against formal UK educational quality guidelines defined by QAA.On completion of all modules you can then write assignments set by ATHE to complete your ATHE diploma.
Learners can learn at a pace that suits them. There is no time limits or dealines. Learners can study the modules in any order at any time.
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.
Learners who complete the full programme of modules as detailed 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.
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.