Academic Programme

Postgraduate Programme

Level 7 Diploma In Healthcare Management

ATHE (The Management Awarding Body) is an awarding body that specializes in offering courses at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level in Management, Healthcare Management and Travel and Tourism Management. ATHE is regulated by Ofqual, and students can progress onto various UK University programmes on completing any qualification. ATHE’s level 7 qualifications in Healthcare Management provide generic management skills for those planning to or working in the healthcare sector with additional units that are specifically targeted at those working in the public sector.

Course Objectives

The qualification aims to deliver the skills and knowledge that meet the needs of managers wishing to work in the Healthcare sector. The programme is a mixture of health services management and general management. It also enables health professionals to obtain the required skills to manage health care services in the ever dynamic business environments.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

All Level 7 students are required to be at least 21 years of age. In addition, they are required to have the following:

  • A CERTIFIED copy of a UK Bachelor’s Degree, or a similar equivalent of a Level 6 qualification. (OR)
    An equivalent of a Level 5 qualification with 3 years work experience
  • Mature students over 21 years do not have to have these requirements but should have suitable work experience of no less than 2 years.
  • A CERTIFIED copy of all Academic Transcripts

English Language Proficiency :

For students whose first language is not English, they should have an English Language Test from the UK Border Agency approved test provider, and have achieved at least CEFR Level B2 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

Course Modules

Assessment : Coursework Assignment for each module

Course Progression Routes

On successful completion of a Level 7 qualification in Healthcare Management there are a number of progression opportunities.

  • larger qualifications at the same level eg. from an award to a certificate or to the Diploma in Strategic Management or the Diploma in Healthcare Management
  • An MBA programme and claim exemptions for some of the units completed .

Exemption Policies

The Qualifications and Credit framework is based on the principle of credit accumulation and transfer. Within this suite of qualifications, learners have the opportunity to build their achievements from a single unit into a full Diploma. There will be occasions where learners wish to claim recognition of prior learning which has not been formally assessed and accredited. Centres should contact ATHE to discuss the requirements for RPL.

Awarding Body : ATHE

Awarding Body Registration : atheuk.com/registrations

Qualification No : 600/3405/1

Course Level : QCF Level 7

Course Durations : 12 months

Course Fees : £7000

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Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Course Objectives

Edexcel BTEC at level 7 is designed to provide focused learning, with a strong emphasis on practical skills development alongside the acquisition of requisite knowledge and understanding of the business sector. This programme is particularly suitable for mature learners. BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is awarded after earning 120 credits at level 7.

Entry Requirements

All Level 7 students are required to be at least 21 years of age. In addition, they are required to have the following:

  • A CERTIFIED copy of a UK Bachelor’s Degree, or a similar equivalent of a Level 6 qualification. (OR)
    An equivalent of a Level 5 qualification with 3 years work experience
  • Mature students over 21 years do not have to have these requirements but should have suitable work experience of no less than 5 years.
  • A CERTIFIED copy of all Academic Transcripts

English Language Proficiency :

For students whose first language is not English, they should have an English Language Test from the UK Border Agency approved test provider, and have achieved at least CEFR Level B2 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening). IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 being awarded on individual sections.

Course Units

  • Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills
  • Professional Development for Strategic Managers
  • Strategic Change Management
  • Creative and Innovative Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Managing Financial Principles and Techniques
  • Research Methods for Strategic Managers
  • Project Development and Implementation for Strategic Managers

Assessment : Coursework Assignment for each module

Course Progression Routes

On successful completion of a Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, students can get advanced entry to MBA or Masters Degree (some universities require relevant work experience).

Qualification No : 501/0998/4

Course Level : QCF Level 7

Course Durations : 18 months

Course Fees (per year) : £7000

Undergraduate Programme

ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management

ATHE (The Management Awarding Body) is an awarding body that specializes in offering courses at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level in Management, Healthcare Management and Travel and Tourism Management. ATHE is regulated by Ofqual, and students can progress onto various UK University programmes on completing any qualification.

Course Objectives

The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management is designed to highlight the knowledge and experience needed for managerial careers in various business sectors. The qualification is designed to enable entry onto University programmes in Business, and/or progression into management roles in various business sectors.

Entry Requirements

All Level 5 students are required to be at least 19 years of age. In addition, they are required to have the following:

  • A CERTIFIED copy of UK GCE Advanced Level Certificate, or an equivalent Level 4 qualification.
  • Mature students over 21 years do not have to have these requirements but should have suitable work experience of no less than 2 years.
  • A CERTIFIED copy of all Academic Transcripts

English Language Proficiency :

For students whose first language is not English, they should have an English Language Test from the UK Border Agency approved test provider, and have achieved at least CEFR Level B1 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

Course Modules

Assessment : Coursework Assignment for each module

Course Progression Routes

On successful completion of a Level 5 qualification in Management there are a number of progression opportunities

Learners may progress to :

  • Larger qualifications at the same level e.g. from a Certificate to the Diploma or Extended Diploma in Management or any other related qualification
  • Level 6 qualification such as the ATHE Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care or the ATHE Extended Diploma in Management
  • A Year 3 of a Bachelor’s Degree programme

Exemption Policies

The Qualifications and Credit framework is based on the principle of credit accumulation and transfer. Within this suite of qualifications, learners have the opportunity to build their achievements from a single unit into a full Diploma. There will be occasions where learners wish to claim recognition of prior learning which has not been formally assessed and accredited. Centres should contact ATHE to discuss the requirements for RPL.

Awarding Body : ATHE

Awarding Body Registration : atheuk.com/registrations

Qualification No : 600/4375/1

Course Level : QCF Level 5

Course Durations : 12 months

Course Fees (per year) : £6000

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ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management

ATHE (The Management Awarding Body) is an awarding body that specializes in offering courses at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level in Management, Healthcare Management and Travel and Tourism Management. ATHE is regulated by Ofqual, and students can progress onto various UK University programmes on completing any qualification.

Course Objectives

The ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management is designed to highlight the knowledge and experience needed for managerial careers in various business sectors. The qualification is designed to enable entry onto University programmes in Business, and/or progression into management roles in various business sectors.

Entry Requirements

All Level 6 students are required to be at least 19 years of age. In addition, they are required to have the following:

  • A CERTIFIED copy of UK GCE Advanced Level Certificate, or an equivalent Level 5 qualification.
  • Mature students over 21 years do not have to have these requirements but should have suitable work experience of no less than 2 years.
  • A CERTIFIED copy of all Academic Transcripts

English Language Proficiency :

For students whose first language is not English, they should have an English Language Test from the UK Border Agency approved test provider, and have achieved at least CEFR Level B2 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

Course Modules

Assessment : Coursework Assignment for each module

Course Progression Routes

On successful completion of a Level 6 qualification in Management there are a number of progression opportunities

Learners may progress to :

  • Larger qualifications at the same level e.g. from a Certificate to the Diploma or Extended Diploma in Management or any other related qualification
  • Level 7 qualification such as the ATHE Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management.
  • A Year 3 of a Bachelor’s Degree programme, or a Masters programme if the candidate has the relevant work experience.

Exemption Policies

The Qualifications and Credit framework is based on the principle of credit accumulation and transfer. Within this suite of qualifications, learners have the opportunity to build their achievements from a single unit into a full Diploma. There will be occasions where learners wish to claim recognition of prior learning which has not been formally assessed and accredited. Centres should contact ATHE to discuss the requirements for RPL.

Awarding Body : ATHE

Awarding Body Registration : atheuk.com/registrations

Qualification No : 600/3402/6

Course Level : QCF Level 6

Course Durations : 18 months

Course Fees (per year) : £7000

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ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care

ATHE (The Management Awarding Body) is an awarding body that specializes in offering courses at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level in Management, Healthcare Management and Travel and Tourism Management. ATHE is regulated by Ofqual, and students can progress onto various UK University programmes on completing any qualification.

Course Objectives

The ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care is designed to highlight the knowledge and experience needed for carers to provide effective care within their work duties since the programme is encompasses both business management and providing emotional care to clients.

Entry Requirements

All Level 4 students are required to be at least 19 years of age. In addition, they are required to have the following:

  • A CERTIFIED copy of UK GCE Advanced Level Certificate, or an equivalent Level 3 qualification.
  • Mature students over 21 years do not have to have these requirements but should have suitable work experience of no less than 2 years.
  • A CERTIFIED copy of all Academic Transcripts

English Language Proficiency :

For students whose first language is not English, they should have an English Language Test from the UK Border Agency approved test provider, and have achieved at least CEFR Level B1 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

Course Modules

Assessment : Coursework Assignment for each module

Course Progression Routes

On successful completion of a Level 4 qualification in Management there are a number of progression opportunities

Learners may progress to :

  • Larger qualifications at the same level e.g. from a Certificate to the Diploma or Extended Diploma in Management or any other related qualification
  • Level 5 qualification such as the ATHE Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care or the ATHE Extended Diploma in Management

Exemption Policies

The Qualifications and Credit framework is based on the principle of credit accumulation and transfer. Within this suite of qualifications, learners have the opportunity to build their achievements from a single unit into a full Diploma. There will be occasions where learners wish to claim recognition of prior learning which has not been formally assessed and accredited. Centres should contact ATHE to discuss the requirements for RPL.

Awarding Body : ATHE

Awarding Body Registration : atheuk.com/registrations

Qualification No : 600/4436/6

Course Level : QCF Level 4

Course Durations : 12 monthss

Course Fees (per year) : £6000

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ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care

ATHE (The Management Awarding Body) is an awarding body that specializes in offering courses at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level in Management, Healthcare Management and Travel and Tourism Management. ATHE is regulated by Ofqual, and students can progress onto various UK University programmes on completing any qualification.

Course Objectives

The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care is designed to highlight the knowledge and experience needed for managerial careers in various business sectors. The qualification is designed to enable entry onto University programmes in Health and Social Care , and/or progression into management roles in various business sectors.

Entry Requirements

All Level 5 students are required to be at least 19 years of age. In addition, they are required to have the following:

  • A CERTIFIED copy of UK GCE Advanced Level Certificate, or an equivalent Level 4 qualification.
  • Mature students over 21 years do not have to have these requirements but should have suitable work experience of no less than 2 years.
  • A CERTIFIED copy of all Academic Transcripts

English Language Proficiency :

For students whose first language is not English, they should have an English Language Test from the UK Border Agency approved test provider, and have achieved at least CEFR Level B1 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

Course Modules

Assessment : Coursework Assignment for each module

Course Progression Routes

On successful completion of a Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care there are a number of progression opportunities

Learners may progress to :

  • Larger qualifications at the same level e.g. from a Certificate to the Diploma or Extended Diploma in Management or any other related qualification
  • Level 6 qualification such as the ATHE Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care or the ATHE Diploma in Management
  • A Year 3 of a Bachelor’s Degree programme

Exemption Policies

The Qualifications and Credit framework is based on the principle of credit accumulation and transfer. Within this suite of qualifications, learners have the opportunity to build their achievements from a single unit into a full Diploma. There will be occasions where learners wish to claim recognition of prior learning which has not been formally assessed and accredited. Centres should contact ATHE to discuss the requirements for RPL.

Awarding Body : ATHE

Awarding Body Registration : atheuk.com/registrations

Qualification No : 600/4434/2

Course Level : QCF Level 5

Course Durations : 12 months

Course Fees (per year) : £6000

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ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care

ATHE (The Management Awarding Body) is an awarding body that specializes in offering courses at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level in Management, Healthcare Management and Travel and Tourism Management. ATHE is regulated by Ofqual, and students can progress onto various UK University programmes on completing any qualification.

Course Objectives

The ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care is designed to highlight the knowledge and experience needed for managerial careers in various business sectors. The qualification is designed to enable entry onto University programmes in Health and Social Care , and/or progression into management roles in various business sectors.

Entry Requirements

All Level 6 students are required to be at least 19 years of age. In addition, they are required to have the following:

  • A CERTIFIED copy of UK GCE Advanced Level Certificate, or an equivalent Level 5 qualification.
  • Mature students over 21 years do not have to have these requirements but should have suitable work experience of no less than 2 years.
  • A CERTIFIED copy of all Academic Transcripts

English Language Proficiency :

For students whose first language is not English, they should have an English Language Test from the UK Border Agency approved test provider, and have achieved at least CEFR Level B2 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

Course Modules

Assessment : Coursework Assignment for each module

Course Progression Routes

On successful completion of a Level 6 qualification in Management for Health and Social Care, there are a number of progression opportunities

Learners may progress to :

  • Larger qualifications at the same level e.g. Diploma in Management or any other related qualification
  • Level 7 qualification such as the ATHE Postgraduate Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care.
  • A Year 3 of a Bachelor’s Degree programme, or a Masters programme if the candidate has the relevant work experience.

Exemption Policies

The Qualifications and Credit framework is based on the principle of credit accumulation and transfer. Within this suite of qualifications, learners have the opportunity to build their achievements from a single unit into a full Diploma. There will be occasions where learners wish to claim recognition of prior learning which has not been formally assessed and accredited. Centres should contact ATHE to discuss the requirements for RPL.

Awarding Body : ATHE

Awarding Body Registration : atheuk.com/registrations

Qualification No : 600/3406/3

Course Level : QCF Level 6

Course Durations : 18 months

Course Fees (per year) : £7000

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BTEC level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business

Entry Requirements

  • A BTEC level 3 qualification in Business
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C
  • Other Ofqual approved related level 3 qualifications / UK NARIC equivalent
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved FE institution
  • Related work experience
  • For students whose first language is not English, a minimum of IELTS score of 5.5 is required

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Course Description

Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK’s largest awarding body, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to more than 25,000 schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and in over 100 countries worldwide.

Course Objectives

Higher Nationals in Business have been developed to focus on:
  • providing opportunities for learners to gain a nationally recognized vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in business or progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as a full-time degree in business or a related area
  • providing education and training for a range of careers in business such as management, administration, personnel, marketing, accounting, and law
  • developing cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis
  • enhancing problem solving using appropriate quantitative and qualitative skills
  • promoting the skills of identifying, formulating and solving business problems
  • formulating effective communication using a range of media
  • focusing on the development of higher-level skills in a business context

Unit Structure:

  • 1. Qualification credit value: a minimum of 240 credits. (A maximum of 30 credits may be at level 6)
  • 2. Minimum credit to be achieved at the level of the qualification (level 5): 125credits
  • 3. Mandatory core unit credit: 125 credits
  • 4. Specialist unit credit: 115 credits
  • 5. The requirements of the HNC have to be met
  • 6. A maximum of 60 credits can be centre devised or imported from other QCF Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications to meet local needs. Level rules and mandatory core units must not be changed

There are sixteen units in total for the HND. In order to complete the qualification, the student should have accumulated 240 credits in total.
The units consist of a mixture of Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND units taught over two years. Download Structure

Course Progression

Learners studying the HND will be able to progress to the final year of a UK degree in business or one of its specialist areas. The qualification also prepares learners for employment in the business sector. Some learners may wish to use this qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment in the sector, where learners may work towards professional membership or study for professional body examinations.
If the course is only partially completed with at least 120 credits achieved (i.e. eight units completed successfully), the student shall be awarded a level 4 HNC Diploma in Business, the equivalent of a Year 1 degree.

Exemption Policies

Any candidate that has completed the level 4 HNC in Business will automatically be exempted from the first year units, or whichever units that have been completed. Students that have completed similar qualifications may be entitled to exemptions under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a method of assessment (leading to the award of credit) that considers whether a learner can demonstrate that they can meet the assessment requirements for a unit through knowledge, understanding or skills they already possess. Provided that the assessment requirements of a given unit or qualification have been met, the use of RPL is acceptable for accrediting a unit, units or a whole qualification. Evidence of learning must be valid and reliable.

Course Duration: 2 Years

Assessment: Coursework assignment for each unit

Awarding Body: Pearson (Edexcel)

Course Fees: £6,000 per year

Initial Teacher Training Course

London College of Business Sciences is excited and delighted to offer an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course, the Diploma in Education and Training (DET) Level 5 which is validated by Pearson Edexcel.

BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK’s largest awarding body, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to more than 25,000 schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and in over 100 countries worldwide.

Course Objectives

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) prepares trainee teachers and trainers to teach in a wide range of contexts. To achieve the qualification, there is a requirement for teaching practice that requires observation and assessment of performance.

The qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers and trainers, including:

  • Individuals who are not currently teaching and training but who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements of the qualification.
  • Individuals who are currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun teaching and training and who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements, of the qualification.
  • Individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification and who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice, of the qualification.

Entry Requirements

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)
  • A GCE Advanced level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C
  • Other Ofqual approved related level 3 qualifications / UK NARIC equivalent
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Related work experience
  • For students whose first language is not English, the minimum language requirement assessed at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level B2, equivalent to 5.5-6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) framework, or equivalent

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Modules Structure
The learner will need to meet the requirements outlined in the table below before Pearson can award the qualification, i.e. achieve the appropriate mandatory and optional units, as well as satisfactorily complete teaching practice.

Minimum number of credits that must be achieved 120
Number of mandatory credits that must be achieved 75
Number of optional credits that must be achieved 45
Minimum number of credits that must be achieved at level 5 61
Teaching practice hours 100
Unit reference number Mandatory units Level Credit value Guided learning hours
All units must be achieved from this group
H/505/0912 Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training 4 20 65
R/505/0923 Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training 5 20 65
A/505/0818 Theories, principles and models in education and training 5 20 60
J/505/0837 Wider professional practice and development in education and training 5 15 50
Optional units group
45 credits must be achieved from this group
T/503/5380 Action research 5 15 50
L/503/5384 Inclusive practice 4 15 50
J/505/1096 Teaching in a specialist area 4 15 50

Course Progression
This Diploma qualification in the QCF is recognised as equivalent to the Certificate of Education qualifications in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ). Learners who have achieved the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) can progress to further studies in education, such as the Pearson Edexcel Level 7 Diploma in Assessment Management (QCF).
Learners who achieve the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) and who are progressing to higher education accredited qualifications at Level 6 or above can have their Level 5 credit recognised in line with the higher education institution's arrangements for the recognition of prior learning.

Exemption Policies
There is no transfer of practice, including observed and assessed practice, from a previously achieved Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF).Trainees who have achieved the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) can transfer only 20 hours of practice and two hours of observed and assessed practice towards the practice requirements for Unit 2: Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training, the Level 4 unit in the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF). Students that have completed similar qualifications may be entitled to exemptions under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a method of assessment (leading to the award of credit) that considers whether a learner can demonstrate that they can meet the assessment requirements for a unit through knowledge, understanding or skills they already possess. Provided that the assessment requirements of a given unit or qualification have been met, the use of RPL is acceptable for accrediting a unit, units or a whole qualification. Evidence of learning must be valid and reliable.

Course Duration : 1 year

Assessment : Centre-devised assessment, such as the assessment methods included as sample assessment activities, making use of evidence drawn from teaching practice.

Awarding Body : Pearson Edexcel

Course Fees (per year) : £6,000

Funding Overview

Your DET qualification is great for your job prospects and also increases your earning potential. So, studying in higher education is an investment in your future from which you will reap the rewards throughout your lifetime. At London College of Business Sciences we try to set our fees at the lowest level we are able to charge whilst still being able to offer our high quality learning provision. Please see our website for up to date information about our course fees. Or come in and speak to someone at the College office who will be able to tell you about our fees and payment structure.

A number of grants and loans are available, depending on your personal circumstances. The student finance system can be complex so we can help you to understand the facts before you invest in your future. Our website provides more detailed information or for further information on all aspects of student finance, as well as how to apply for it, go to www.direct.gov.uk/student-finance.

STUDENT LOANS AND GRANTS

If you are a UK or EU student studying on your first higher education course you can get a Government loan to cover the tuition fees. These tuition fee loans cover your course costs and are paid by the Government direct to the college. This is no ordinary loan - it’s not like repaying your credit card or bank loans. Here’s what you need to know:

  • You don’t have to pay back your tuition fee loan or your living costs loan until you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • You repay your loans at a rate of 9% of your income over £21,000. So if your salary is £25,000 a year, you pay 9% of £4,000, which is £6.92 a week.
  • If your job pays below £21,000, or if you stop working completely, you stop repaying your loan until you are working again and earning over £21,000.
  • Your monthly repayments will be deducted from your salary in a similar way to tax and National Insurance.
  • If it is not repaid within 30 years it is written off.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

You can also receive assistance with your living expenses. There are maintenance loans available and, depending on your household income, you could qualify for a non-repayable Maintenance Grant. Extra financial help may be available if you have a disability or children or adults who are dependents.