Our online courses make home study simple
Posted 18 August 2017
The internet is reinventing the education sector. Online courses have opened up qualifications in new ways, although distance learning is nothing new. In the 19th century students started working from home, with lessons arriving in the post. As technology has developed, teaching methods have evolved too. Courses are now interactive and flexible:
- Study anytime, anywhere.
- Communicate with likeminded learners.
- Fast-track your career plans.
At West London College, we understand that trying to change jobs while working full-time is tough. Online courses offer the chance to dip in and out of a programme. Fit a qualification around your family life and work at your own pace. With PEARL, our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), you can design a study experience that suits you. Keeping everything in one place, PEARL is a hub of resources, information and rewards including:
- Customisable features that will add value to your course.
- Study tips and guidance.
- A free NUS card that provides hundreds of discounts.
Improve your employment prospects
Support from West London College doesn’t stop with your qualification. Our online courses come with careers advice and an integrated CV builder. Gain employability skills with continuing professional development (CPD) extras, tests and quizzes. You’ll go away with the confidence to pursue your chosen career and the tools to succeed in an exciting new role.
Answering your questions about online courses
I didn’t enjoy school, so is distance learning right for me?
Returning to education as an adult can be daunting, but our support staff at West London College are here to help. Your personal assessor will provide guidance, encouragement and feedback. Many of our mature students enjoy the opportunity to go back to learning, away from the traditional classroom environment.
Will I miss out on the social side of going to college?
Distance learning connects students from all around the world. Share your goals through your personal PEARL profile and get to know others on your course. Unlike being in a physical classroom, you can go at a speed that works for you. Take breaks whenever you need them, or get qualified quickly.
How will I motivate myself to keep going?
PEARL’s assessment planner makes it easy to track your progress, and incentive schemes offer the chance to collect virtual badges. Our online student forum is also a great place to discuss any challenging assignments and share ideas.
Choose from our range of adaptable online courses. Digital learning is the convenient way to get a qualification.