Online college courses in business and education

If you are dreaming of a career in teaching or you are looking to boost your career in business and management, why not see how online college courses can help you get ahead?

We have introduced online Access to HE programmes designed to help you gain the qualifications to progress onto higher level qualifications. On completion you can progress onto university degree programmes, professional qualifications or even higher level apprenticeships.

Plus, with comprehensive support and structured learning you can be assured we will help you stay on track.

For more information about the courses, please download one of our course sheets below.


Courses available to study online:


This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) is a generalist specified diploma with a balance of education theory, educational practice and childhood studies. The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a popular and nationally recognised qualification designed to provide you with the skills needed to apply for education degree courses at universities.

Cost: £3384 (Advanced Learning Loan available - see below for details)

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The course is designed for learners with an interest in the theory and practice of management in a business environment. You'll explore a range of topics, including employment law, communication and HR management. Discover more about consumer legislation and making management decisions. This course will help you to develop your knowledge on planning, allocating resources and working in a team.

You'll also prepare for university with modules that focus on study skills, such as how to research independently and prepare assignments.

Cost: £3022 (Advanced Learning Loan available - see below for details)

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If you're looking to support teachers in a classroom environment, working as a teaching assistant, this course is ideal for you. This qualification is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career as a teaching assistant, supporting teachers in a classroom environment and ensuring that students are able to benefit from their lessons.

Cost £1417 (Advanced Learning Loan available - see below for details)

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Do you directly support teaching and learning of pupils in schools in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills? This qualification will allow successful candidates to work in roles that offer specialist support for pupils within a nursery, infant or junior school, secondary or special schools.

Cost £2225 (Advanced Learning Loan available - see below for details)

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Study online
with Macclesfield College

Comprehensive online learning materials.
Fit study around work and home life.
Study on the move.
Structure support and guidance from online learning experts.
You can start studying at any time meaning you do not have to wait until September
Interact with tutors and fellow students via online community.




Advanced Learning Loan

The government has introduced Advanced Learner Loans to help learners aged 19 and over in further education pay the college or training organisation fee.

Getting a loan doesn't depend on your household income and there's no credit check.

You won't have to pay anything back until you're earning over £21,000 a year. Once you earn over this amount, you pay back 9% of the earnings you receive above this figure. Plus, when you complete your university degree the loan for your Access to HE Diploma will be written off by Student Finance England.