Available to access 24/7, on any device, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection

Our learning platform is key to our students studying effectively. The VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) is at the heart of your online study experience. It’s where you will work through interactive lecturecasts, submit assignments, discuss concepts and ideas with classmates and access high quality resources to supplement your study. 


Rather than sitting through recorded lectures or scrolling through pages of text, you will access our course content through multimedia lessons called lecturecasts. These lecturecasts consist of a variety of content types, such as video, audio, text, images, infographics, multiple choice questions and short tasks. Available to view and review at any time during the course, you don’t have to worry about picking over your notes to remember a key concept – just find it in the relevant lecturecast and you can rewatch or reread the section you need.

Unsure about lecturecasts? You can try one for free by signing up for a taster in the subject of your choice. 


Discussion forums

A great way to cement your new knowledge is by discussing it with others, and that’s why discussion forums form a basis for both our course content and our assessment. This is a great opportunity to connect with the fellow professionals studying your course – not only are they likely to have useful insights on the course content, but it’s a great opportunity to network on a global level.


Journal entries

Another proven method of ensuring your new knowledge stays with you is by relating it directly to your own experiences. Reflective journal entries, hosted on our VLE, allow you to consider your new information and connect it with issues or situations particular to you. You can also review previous entries to compare how your understanding has changed over the course.


Live Q&As and virtual office hours

Throughout each module, tutors will run live Q&A sessions with the whole of your class in order to answer any questions that have arisen from your study. This is a great opportunity to tap into the knowledge of our experienced tutors, as well as benefit from your peers’ understanding of the course content. If you are unable to attend the live sessions, our tutors also hold virtual office hours when you can come to them with any issues.


eLibrary and online resources

Our eLibrary provides access to a large range of textbooks and academic journals, that you can use for extra reading around a subject you find particularly challenging or interesting. These will also come in handy for any research-based modules such as final projects.



All of our assessment is delivered through our VLE. There is no requirement to go to external testing facilities or exam centres, and the majority of our courses don’t have any exams at all. Instead you will submit written assignments through the VLE. For the few courses that do have exams as a requirement, we use a virtual proctoring system which allows you to take the academically rigorous exams from the comfort of your own home.