Considering online study? What you need to know


17th Aug 2023


The big day is here for A-Level and BTEC students, and we wish you all the best in achieving the grades for your chosen college or university.

If you’ve had a last-minute change of heart, or are worried about narrowly missing your grades, there’s no need to fear. We’ve compiled a quick-fire list of options to help keep any last-minute nerves at bay. 


Not sure you’ll get the grades? Consider an online Cert HE

Our 16-month Certification of Higher Education (CertHE) courses act as a stepping stone towards a full Bachelors degree. Better yet, you don’t need any prior work experience or qualifications to be accepted and there’s multiple intakes throughout the year. From business and management to criminal psychology, we offer a CertHE course for everyone. And did you know we offer also offer several scholarships and discounts, in addition to a secure 21-day money-back guarantee? 


What are the benefits of online study?

Studying online means you can access study materials online 24/7, engage with other professionals across the globe and receive dedicated tutor support. As the UK’s leader in 100% online higher education courses, our gold-standard teaching and technology give you a first-class education from anywhere in the world. You’ll receive a certificate from the University of Essex, placed in the top 40 UK universities (Complete University Guide 2024). 


There’s no need to hit pause on work and travel

With multiple intakes throughout the year, with Essex Online it’s possible to study alongside your work commitments or travel plans. If you feel a gap year suits you best, then why not travel and study at the same time? With careful planning, you can incorporate worthwhile experiences that can later be applied as transferable workplace skills. Alternatively, you could pursue paid roles or internships to help add colour to your CV.


Didn’t apply in the main cycle?

Good news – you can apply to study with Essex Online at any time of the year.  

Don’t delay! Submit a short online application form to start with us this September. 


Need help applying? Contact our friendly admissions team on +44 (0) 1206 489 358 or email Wishing you all the very best, this results day!