Learners that apply to private colleges for a diploma in order to progress to university are becoming ever more aware of the options available to them.
Studying through a college for a level 5 or level 7 diploma then topping up to a university degree is still seen as the cheapest option, but how are learners rating the different routes available to earn a university bachelor or masters degree?
Cost is still clearly a big influence on learners, even more so for the Asian market, so to compete with universities offering the full MBA most colleges will charge £3,000 to £5,000 for the diploma and register learners on the degree top-up at one of ATHE’s university partners for £3,000 to £5,000.
Never-the-less, some learners do consider the various university rankings and are keen to take a place on an MBA with an impressive average alumni salary even if it means paying slightly more.
Thirdly, location is also a big factor, some international learners will have their hearts set on London, whilst.others may be persuaded to travel, depending on the location of the college.
These are the issues that we encourage our centres to consider when designing progression packages for their prospective learners and ATHE work in partnership with universities and our centres to provide a full package for learners hoping to achieve a BA, MSC or MBA qualification which addresses the above issues. If you would like to read more about our progression routes please see our “Progression routes page”.