If you’re on the fence about studying any of our online courses, be it an online version of a traditional qualification or a more modern alternative, you can rest assured of the quality of the education you’ll receive.
GCSEs – IGCSEs
Our online GCSE and IGCSE courses are nationally recognised qualifications that are certificated by AQA or Pearson Edexcel, the UK’s largest awarding organisations, who are regulated by Ofqual (England), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales).
If you decide to take the GCSE or IGCSE exams at the end of your course and pass, you will have gained a GCSE or IGCSE in that subject. This will enable you to progress to further and higher education programmes, like A-Level study and university degree programmes.
- Our pass rate for GCSEs/iGCSEs is 30% above the national pass rate!
Our online Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications provide the equivalent of a grade C/4 in GCSE English and Maths. Awarded by NCFE and regulated by Ofqual, they offer a fast route to meeting entry requirements for higher education programmes as they can be completed in a few months.
- Our overall pass rate for Functional Skills students is 13% above the national standard!
*Please note that Functional Skills qualifications are accepted by a large number of universities but not all.
A-Levels – IA-Levels
Our online A/IA-Levels are a convenient alternative to their classroom-based counterparts.
They are certificated by AQA or Pearson Edexcel, the UK’s largest awarding organisations, which are regulated by Ofqual (England), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales).
Pearson Edexcel offers academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.
If you decide to take the A-Level or IA-Level exams at the end of your course and pass, you will have gained an A-Level or iA-Level in that subject, which is accepted by all UK universities.
- 73% of our learners achieved grades A*-C in our last round of A/IA-Levels
- We saw a 100% pass rate with learners studying our A/IA-Levels in:
- English Language
- English Literature
Access to Higher Education Diplomas
Our online Access to Higher Education Diplomas are delivered by Skills and Education Group Access, an Access Validating Agency (AVA) that is licensed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), to validate and quality assure Access to HE Diplomas.
As a recognised Level 3 alternative, successfully completing one of our Access to HE Diplomas can help you gain entry to most universities without the need for A-Levels.
Over the last five years, our Access to HE Diploma students have experienced great success in their education journey:
- 97% have progressed to university study
- Learners have progressed to 81 of the top 100 universities in the UK based on the 2021 league tables
- Other learners have progressed to overseas universities in China, Poland, Romania, USA, Germany, Australia and Canada
*Data from May 2017 to Dec 2022
**Please note that Access to HE Diplomas are accepted by a large number of universities but not all.
Our degree pathways provide an online alternative to Year 1 and Year 2 of a bachelor’s degree, after which you can progress to Year 3 at one of our nominated universities.
These pathways are delivered in partnership with the globally recognised awarding organisation Qualifi, which works with universities to produce the online syllabus for each degree pathway.
Qualifi is driven by providing a more flexible and cost-effective route for learners to achieve degree-level qualifications by offering progression routes with universities.
- To date, Qualifi has provided learning to more than 500,000 people worldwide
- By following a resubmission programme for essays, and dedicating time and resources to all students, Qualifi can boast a 95% pass rate