Want to study for a higher level qualification but don't have the grades you need?



Whether you want to apply for a degree course at university, progress onto a higher apprenticeship or professional qualification, why not see how an online course from Macclesfield College can help get you there.



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.

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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.

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Comprehensive online learning materials.
Fit study around work and home life.
Study on the move.
Structure support and guidance from online learning experts.
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.