Access to Higher Education Courses & QCF Vocational Courses

How it Works

Virtual Campus (summary):


HOW IT WORKS:

OPTION A: Using a 19+ Advanced Student Loan

1. ENROL ON OUR SITE:

2. IDENTITY CHECKS:

A/ Ixion College (and the Student Loans Company) will require you to complete an identity check with your Passport etc details and check eligibility. We will e-mail you and inform you of the process separately. You must successfully complete these checks before you can progress your application or begin your course.

B/ Before you start your course you will be required to set up a Google Mail account and then to set up a YOUTUBE 30 to 60 second video of yourself (Private Privacy settings only). This is both to check you have some of the necessary IT skills and IT equipment to conduct distance learning, but also as proof of identity to match your passport. This will help ensure that the Tutor can make sure it is the same person attending virtual face-to-face meetings during the period of the course and assist in ensuring the provenance of the work done by the student during assignment/assessments and any exams etc. Your assigned e-tutor will help you through the process.

3. TELL US WHEN YOUR LOAN IS APPROVED:

a/ Tell us once you have successfully been approved for a loan by the Student Loan Company of the 19+ Advanced Student Learner Loan approval number.

b/ To do this log-in to: “MY ACCOUNT” and use the PURPLE buttons.

NOTE: The Student Loan Company may take a few weeks to inform you of their decision re your loan application.

4. COURSE ACCESS CODES: After we have verified your Loan Authorisation number on our systems with the Student Loans Company, and you have successfully completed all your identity checks, you will then receive from us, by e-mail, within c. 2 working days your Ixion Virtual Learning Environment access codes & details for your course/s.

5. TUTORS: Successful student loan applications will be assigned an Ixion College Tutor and your course will start (also a separate Assessor will mark your course papers on-line during the course).

6. STUDY STYLE: All our courses are distance learning courses. See STUDY STYLE tab for more general information on how it works/calendar dates etc. Details are course specific, so view each course and ensure you have the correct technology (that you have permission to use) to take the course.

7. CERTIFICATE AWARDED:

Those that successfully complete the QCF (or Maths & English Level 2) course and are passed by our Quality Assessors will receive a formal certificate from the appropriate Awarding body, Edexcel as soon as the process with the Awarding body allows.

For further details on the Access to Higher Education Course award see the bottom of this page, as in addition, Moderation must also take place by the official Awarding Body. Our Access to HE Awarding body, Ascentis. If your work is successfully moderated we will then issue you your Certificate as soon as we are able to do so.

NOTE: If you have NOT been successful in getting your Student loan authorised by the Student Loans Company, then after 8 weeks from registration with us for each course, we will automatically remove your application from the Ixion College site for that course.


OPTION B: Credit/Debit card via Paypal

1. ENROL ON OUR SITE: First check your eligibility (check here). Then pay using your credit/debit card today.

NOTE: NO need to complete any Student loan application forms.

NOTE: VAT is chargeable when using this payment type and the price shown for each course shows the price inclusive of VAT. You will receive your Invoice from the Paypal system. You do NOT need to have a Paypal account.

2. IDENTITY CHECKS:

A/ Ixion College (and the Student Loans Company) will require you to complete an identity check with your Passport etc details and check eligibility. We will e-mail you and inform you of the process separately. You must successfully complete these checks before you can progress your application or begin your course.

B/ Before you start your course you will be required to set up a Google Mail account and then to set up a YOUTUBE 30 to 60 second video of yourself (Private Privacy setting only). This is both to check you have some of the necessary IT skills and IT equipment to conduct distance learning, but also as proof of identity to match your passport. This will help ensure that the Tutor can make sure it is the same person attending virtual face-to-face meetings during the period of the course and assist in ensuring the provenance of the work done by the student during assignment/assessments and any exams etc. Your assigned e-tutor will help you through the process.

3. COURSE ACCESS CODES: Once payment received (and identity checks complete) we will send you, by e-mail, within c. 2 working days the online access codes to our Virtual Learning Environment system for your course/s that you can then start your course.

4. TUTORS: You will be assigned a Tutor and also a separate Assessor will mark your course papers on-line.

5. STUDY STYLE: All our courses are distance learning courses. See our STUDY STYLE tab for more general information on how it works/calendar dates etc. Details are course specific, so view each course and ensure you have the correct technology (that you have permission to use) to take the course.

6. CERTIFICATE AWARDED:

Those that successfully complete the QCF (or Maths & English Level 2) course and are passed by our Quality Assessors will receive a formal certificate from the appropriate Awarding body, Edexcel as soon as the process with the Awarding body allows.

For further details on the Access to Higher Education Course award see the bottom of this page, as in addition, Moderation must also take place by the official Awarding Body. Our Access to HE Awarding body, Ascentis. If your work is successfully moderated we will then issue you your Certificate as soon as we are able to do so.


Study Style

For more information on our approach to Distance Learning (Virtual Campus) at Ixion College, please read carefully the Study Style page

Access to Higher Education Moderation

Having been supported by your Ixion College e-tutor during your studies, your work will also be quality assessed (“marked”) by a separate qualified Ixion College Assessor. Then, Ixion College Access to HE courses are moderated by the central Awarding Body (Ascentis) and so talk to your Ixion Tutor (once they have been assigned to you) to discuss whether the October or January University in-take is possible or preferable, for your preferred University. This will be based on when you start and finish your Access to HE course and when its moderated by the Awarding body. Only after the Awarding Body moderation can your Certificate be issued.

For more information SEE UNIVERSITY COURSE page for dates and completion of your exams etc if you want to be considered for University dates and key dates.

Coupon Codes

If you have access to a live Coupon Code that you have approval to use then enter it on the Enrolment page in the BLUE BOX and when you “click here” and open the blue box, just enter a live coupon code and hit the APPLY COUPON button and your discount will be automatically applied. (click here to see more)

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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