Testimonials | Academy Online Learning



I especially want to thank Alison Ormsby, she is a phenomenal tutor and always helped me understand where i was going wrong. Thanks!


Thankyou to everyone from AOLL who has helped and supported me throughout my time on the course. I am now much more prepared for university.


Fantastic tutors who are more than willing to go the extra mile to provide students with all the support the need



I would just like to extend my thanks. Every single person I dealt with at the college was extremely friendly, helpful and professional.



Assignments were very well structured, tutor's support was really excellent. I would recommend this course to anyone who is struggling with the decision which course to choose.


I have learned so much from this course. Especially how to be an independent learner. I think that the distance learning gives that advantage.


After a quick search and a chat with the folks at Academy Online Learning, it quickly became apparent that this was the place for me. I have decided to become an Operating Department Practitioner, and AOLL have courses tailored specifically for your chosen profession. It was obviously a little daunting for me initially having been out of the formal education system for over 20 years, but I found the structure and the materials very easy to follow and very interesting as the course progressed.


This course was my second attempt at getting the grades that I needed for University, so I was sceptical to enrol on a distance learning course as I felt that I wouldn't have the support I needed. I'm happy to say that I couldn't of been more wrong! All of the office staff and tutors are so friendly and always just a email away.


Am very pleased I chose this course because it has enabled me to develop some valuable skills for life. The flexibility of the course helped me to work full time as well as keeping up with all my assignments and activities. My tutors Keiron and Robin have been absolutely amazing. I couldn't be more happier. Am very proud of this achievement and I look forward to having a place in the university next autumn. I definitely recommend this course.


I found the service from my tutors to be very efficient and helpful; which was much appreciated as I was working to a tight deadline completing my course within six months and working full-time. The assignments were clear and enjoyable; and I am glad to have a qualification that will allow me to pursue my desired career in Nursing. Overall I would recommend the service to others wishing to gain vocational qualifications.


I have managed to get to where I want because of the help that I got from my tutors. They were always willing to help anytime and they always go an extra mile to make sure you achieve your grades.

Donna H

The help and support from tutors and student services has been amazing, specifically the in depth feedback tutors provide on assignments.


I am hoping to go to university in January and study adult nursing, this is thanks to this course being so flexible and the staff being so helpful. I would and have already recommended this course to other people that want to go into higher education. 


Once I understood how the VLE worked and how easy it was to submit each unit, keeping to deadlines and balancing my work life alongside studying was an exciting and educational journey that I would strongly recommend as it allows people of all ages to better themselves and get one step closer to a new and humbling career.


...my own deeper understanding of knowledge of topics learnt has expanded and applying for healthcare related job roles prior to university fills me with confidence after studying this access course. Wonderful tutors.


I began the Access course with the hope of becoming a midwife. It had been almost 12 years since I had done any kind of academic work and was initially concerned about how I would cope. My first tutor was incredible and really set the tone for the course. I have 2 young children to plan my study around and I soon found I was enjoying the learning and assignments so much I spent every spare minute I could studying.


Academy Online was recommended to my by a friend that completed the course last year, I finished an access course at College in London and didn't get the required grade for my first choice university. So I decided to sign up to this distant learning course as a second chance to go to university. I can not fault this course at all, I was able to study at my own pace and was supported the whole time with the help of the tutors. It was a very smooth process and with the monthly payments also made it very manageable. I reached the desired grades for my university and now can not wait to start training as a midwife. I Highly recommend this course and want to thank all the tutors for their help over the last 9 months.

Katurah Reeve

My experience with the Access to Health Science Professions course was incredible. I loved the freedom that came with doing the course with Academy Online Learning; being able to fit my assignments around my lifestyle was a real bonus. The constant support and updates from my tutor and the staff was brilliant. I was never left in the dark, I always knew what was expected of me and everything was so simple to manage.


I started my AOLL course in May 2015 and completed it just before Christmas 2015. I was supported the whole way through and made to feel at ease. The course material was easy to understand and so was the feedback. I'm very glad that I chose this distance learning company, it was well worth the money.


I am a qualified teacher looking for a career change. have a degree in physical education and teaching and have lots of other various qualifications which I have done over he years. I currently work full time in a special needs school as a teacher and I'm planning on applying to university to become a physiotherapist or an occupational therapist. I chose online study so that I could fit it in around my full time job and other commitments, online study was more flexible and better value for money. The flexibility was also helpful. I wanted to complete it within less than a year so that I could apply for university courses.


Absolutely loved doing my access course! Straightforward and great to learn at my own pace


The support I received was very thorough and individualized, my tutors knew my long term goals and we created a learning plan accordingly. They also offered advice on other aspects such as gaining work experience. Having not done any academic work for years I was very nervous, however the tutors were really good at easing me into studying again and were reassuringly only a phone call away if I needed. After completing the course in 10 months I can now proudly say that I have now secured a place to study midwifery next year. It is thanks to AOLL that I have managed to get this far and I now feel really prepared for university studies.

Sarah Edwards

Having left school 24 years ago it was a huge step to embark on an access course. I was not even sure if I was up to the challenge but to apply for a university place I had to have some courage. From the second I hit that button to enrol AOLL have supported me all the way to completion. It has been hard work studying, working full time and running a home but what I have learnt makes it all worthwhile. The fantastic support from tutors and the benefit of monthly payments have left me with no regrets and already new doors are opening up for me.

Certa CEO

The Diploma represents excellent preparation for study at higher education level - and the exposure to online learning will prove invaluable as students will be required to use an increasing range of technologies and methods of learning in their future study.


I didn't know what to except and to my surprise, it wasn't that difficult at all as I assumed. My tutor was great, friendly, encouraging and really helpful during my study. She has provided me with skills and confident and I managed to achieve Distinction and Merit grades.


The course has helped me with my time management, self study and research skills which will be invaluable to me at university. I couldn't have done it without the fabulous tutors at Academy Online Learning who really helped me on my journey to becoming a student midwife whether it be reading over my personal statement or the constructive feedback on an assignment.


The course offers a great way of learning and really enhances your current knowledge whilst also teaching you a lot of new information. I hope to use my diploma to get into University with the intention of either studying paramedic science or paediatric nursing. Whatever happens I would recommend this course to anyone and the tutors also make the learning fun and easy which helps make the course enjoyable.


I have wanted to be a midwife for almost 13 years so I finally decided to complete the Access To HE with AOLL. Having not done any studying for almost 15 years I was a little nervous about starting again, but my tutor gave me the reassurance, confidence, courage and support I needed throughout the course. The assignments were very well written, personal tutor always available and great grades were achieved. I didn't just complete the diploma to HE I needed but gained many new skills including the confidence that I needed to start my new career path. I wish I had done it years ago.


Having never done an online distance course, I was a bit unsure of the format and how difficult it would be to balance full time work and other commitments. However, through the support and guidance of my excellent personal tutor everything was explained and I always got the help and support I needed whenever I asked for it. I found the relationship we had was professional yet friendly and I believe this approach really worked. The course does require hard work, but there are various practice methods, exercises and support materials and I found the course enjoyable and rewarding.


I would say that AOLL is a cost effective way (especially when compared to going to college) of getting the necessary qualifications to return to university. I would definitely recommend them to anyone in a similar position to me, who is looking to go to university and gain a vocational qualification.

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Access to Higher Education Diploma

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The total course price is £1212 (if you pay monthly from £101 per month) or £1162 if paid in full at the start!

Prices are per month for the number of months specified, except for courses paid in full.

Choose this for any Access to Higher Education Diploma, such as Access to Nursing, Access to Midwifery, etc. You will choose your pathway when you complete the enrolment form. If you are unsure of which pathway to follow for your chosen university course, we will help you at the start of your Access Diploma course.

If you choose monthly instalments, your course will need to be fully paid by your target moderation date. These events are held in June and November each year. You should aim to complete one month prior to these dates. For example, if you start your diploma studies in October and aim to complete by the following June, you would need to select the 8 month option. If you are starting in October and plan to complete the course by the following November, you can select the 12 month option. 



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