Joe | Academy Online Learning


In September 2013, I decided I wanted a career change and had my heart set on becoming a physiotherapist. Although I already have a degree, my prior qualifications did not meet the criteria demanded by universities. Having done an exhaustive internet search, I narrowed my options down to a distance learning course because of the flexibility and cost effectiveness. However, I then had a bit of a dilemma as I wasn't sure which provider to choose. At this point luck, intervened and somebody who had helped me organise a work experience placement recommended AOLL. I looked a their website and was impressed with the flexibility of the course and credits available. After talking to the course administrator I felt assured that they could offer me what I needed. I then spoke with my dedicated course tutor, who explained to me how the course worked and helped me to choose the right combination of credits to meet university entry requirements. I then 'cracked-on' with my studies and am pleased to say that in June 2014 I passed my Access to HE Diploma Health Professions and have secured a place at university to study for a BSc in Physiotherapy. Critical to my success was the structure of the course, where students do a series of exercises (a bit like homework) before each essay. This helped me build up knowledge on a topic before attempting an essay. The fact that my tutor was always available at the end of a phone, email or Skype was also vital! In summary, 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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The total course price is £1200 (monthly) or £1150 if paid in full at the start!

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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.

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