Access to Higher Education Courses & QCF Vocational Courses


Top 9 benefits:

1.Wanted to go to University but didn’t get the grades?

The Access to Higher Education (Access to HE) Diploma is a qualification which prepares you for study at degree level. If you left school without the qualifications you need, then perhaps an Access to HE course could be right for you. The Access to HE Diploma is widely recognised by most UK universities and many actively encourage applications from Access to HE students.

2. Help your next Career promotion and Education

Sometimes you just need that formal qualification to help get access to your dream job with your current or prospective employer… Or… Perhaps to get promoted you have to have achieved a minimum academic qualification…Or… perhaps it’s to grow your skill sets and wider education. Start anytime on-line your distance learning!

3. Help accessing 19+ Advanced Student Learning loans

We can help you have access to the UK governments 19+ year old’s: Advanced Student learning loans, via the Student Loans Company. This means that you can study with money not being a barrier to you securing the education you need, in order to advance in your chosen career.

19+ Advanced Student Learning loans are made available by the UK Government’s Student Loans Company. To qualify you need to be 19 years or older, be a UK national and resident in the UK for 3 or more years. Repayments for 19+ Advanced Learning Loans are based on how much you earn, not on how much you borrow. You pay 9% of anything you earn over the threshold of £21,000 per year. You do NOT pay back your 19+ Advanced loan if you earn less than £21,000 p.a. or if you go onto successfully complete a UK University degree or Higher Education. (see our “How it Works” webpage)

4. QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) & Awarding bodies

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) regulates Access to HE courses, through the QAA Recognition Scheme for Access to Higher Education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The scheme was set up by QAA for the assurance of quality, and the adequacy of standards of student achievements on all Access to HE courses.

We also work with the highest quality awarding bodies eg Ascentis, Edexcel, CITB etc.

5. Distance learning

This is for you if you prefer to primarily study on-line from the comfort of your home during your own time. Supported with webinars, placements or lectures, this is a balanced approach that helps fit around your busy working day. But with Ixion College…Distance learning, doesn’t have to be distant.

6. We support you online

We want you to succeed. We provide online tutoring support & webinars to our students at the Ixion College. We want your learning journey to be a good one – each student is allocated a qualified tutor who will support you every step of your learning journey.

If you require additional learning support because of disability or other personal reason we are here to try and help. Ours is the business of helping learners/students to achieve their ambitions in life.

7. State-of-the-art technologies

We are making significant investments into our learning facilities- both online (and in the classroom) using our parent University’s own Virtual Learning Environment for you to work on and have your work assessed. In this way we ensure that you can enjoy your learning as much a possible in with the confidence that our teaching materials, support and tutors are second to none. We also use the latest webinar and e-training technology too.

8. Flexible learning to suit your lifestyle.

Choose whether you want to study full-time, part-time, at home etc, with Ixion College you have the choice with our distance learning study style.

9. Unlock you earning potential

Always dreamt of going to university and never quite managed it? It’s not too late. Our Access to Higher Education courses are the perfect step towards a university degree and you can start our courses at any time. Keep your current job and perhaps secure a 19+ Advanced learning loan and progress through your course at a pace that suits you. Studying away from home can be expensive but you don’t have to. Once you’ve completed your access to higher education course you’ll be so much closer to that university degree and without the worry of giving up your job. Remember for 19+ loans you typically pay back 9% of the difference between what you earn and £21,000 per year. If you earn less than £21,000 you never pay anything until you exceed this income (see Student Loans Company for the latest and full details).

Welcome to Ixion College. Ixion College is a brand owned by Ixion Holdings (Contracts) Ltd. Your learning agreement, should you wish to take a course with Ixion College, will be with Ixion Holdings (Contracts) Ltd under Ixion's UKPRN 10033758.

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