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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Application

For students who do not live or come from an English language speaking country, we recommend taking an IELTS course to improve your language to level 5.5 or higher. This can be done alongside our courses. Your minimum level of English may vary depending upon which university you decide to complete your top up qualification from.

You will need to have an IELTS score of Level 5.5 or above on completion of the LABM course. You can study an English course alongside the LABM course. At Level 4/5, you will require a full secondary education to be eligible to enrol onto the course, and universities will require a minimum age before embarking on the university top-up programme. At Level 7, you will require 5 years of managerial experience if you do not have an undergraduate degree. This may vary for various University partners. However, we will look at every application individually and some exceptions may be made.

There is no interview process. You will have to fill out a short application form to make sure you meet the criteria.

You can choose your course and enrol online via the London Academy of Business and Management course page. Alternatively, you can call the LABM Enrolments Team on +44 2034 733 854, and they will guide you through the Enrolment process.

Assignments

All assignment submissions are free of charge.

Yes – all students are encouraged to arrange an initial 30 minute ‘assignment preparation’ session with one of our tutors. The session will be conducted via Zoom and cover all aspects of assignment writing, particularly key areas that students need to be aware of.

In addition to this, students have access to tutors who work with London Academy of Business and Management. The tutor details are available via the Dashboard and will show which areas they specialise in and when they are available. If a student wishes to arrange a session, they can do so directly from the Dashboard, specify which topic they need assistance with, or contact our support team at [email protected] Further information is available in the Student Handbook and the relevant course information packs.

Submissions need to be uploaded to via the dashboard, in the ‘Assignments’ area.

Students must also provide a plagiarism report for all submitted assignments.

We recommend students write between 5000 – 8000 words for each assignment. You will not be penalised for going over this word count limit as long as the work is related to the assignment question.

Assignments are released to students upon enrolment.

After an assignment has been submitted, our markers will return the results within 10 working days. Once all assignments have been completed and marked, an Internal Verifier will view the work, which usually takes up to 10 working days. After the Internal Verification has come back and agrees with the initial marking, all of the assignments are sent to ATHE for External Verification. ATHE will then check all of the work to ensure it is of the correct standard. This process can take up to 30 working days. In total, once you have completed all assignments and had them marked, it can take up to 40 working days to receive your final result.

Costs

Yes. Once LABM has received the cleared funds your course material will be released to you immediately.

LABM offers an interest-free payment plan so that you can pay for your course over a set number of months. Contact one of our student advisers for more information about this. UK students may also be eligible for student loans for the university top-up programme. Learners should make enquiries directly to their chosen university.

No additional costs are levied by LABM, and all additional learning resources including tutor support, e-books, games and short business courses, are included in course tuition fees. For more information relating to e-library click here.

Payment can be made online through Sage Pay by credit/debit card, bank transfer or PayPal through any of our international banks.

Assessments are included with the course purchases.

Credibility

ATHE provides colleges with qualifications in management, business, tourism and health & social care, ATHE have made a name for themselves with good customer service, rewarding qualifications and happy learners with progression routes to university degrees. ATHE provide bespoke training support, great value for money, comprehensive university progressions, dedicated support from an ATHE officer, simple easy to use documents and website, innovative qualifications, External Verifier support, flexible delivery solutions, a global focus and a close business development relationship. Please visit athe.co.uk for more information.

Learners who achieve a LABM qualification are automatically mapped against a standard UK Higher Education qualification framework. This is a universally recognised framework of credits. Universities can therefore award credits against the LABM study to give exemptions from large parts of their formal programmes. LABM and ATHE have pre agreed arrangements with certain universities to provide credits against programmes either on campus or off campus. This is termed ‘university top-up’.

General

London Academy of Business and Management is a proud registered & verified member with the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP: 10085150) and is a UK registered company with The Registrar of Companies for England and Wales (company no:11896699). LABM operates to the highest academic standards and has multiple structures in place that ensure the standard of education provided to its students is of the highest quality. Our awarding body, Awards For Training and Higher Education (ATHE) is a global awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and other UK and international regulators, and our qualifications organisation are regulated by Ofqual, who is the independent qualifications regulator for England.

London Academy of Business and Management is dedicated to providing a wide range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses at an affordable cost. All learning activities, materials and content are provided online using modern delivery models to make learning more engaging and cost effective. On completion of a LABM course, it will give you recognised University credits to then “top up” at one of our UK University partners, saving you time and money.

Personal Details

You can edit personal details via the student dashboard. Once a student has enrolled, they can login and view their course progress, edit their profile and chat with fellow students in the forum.

Access to the LABM Dashboard is for a maximum of 4 years from the date of enrolment. This can be extended if a request is made in writing to LABM Student admin.

If learners have lost or forgotten their login details, they can request a new password on provision of their email address. Email: [email protected] for more assistance.

Progression

The LABM programmes are mapped against UK higher education qualifications which are fully transferable to a range of other higher education routes and professional qualifications. On completion of the LABM level 4/5 programme students will be awarded 240 credits (The first 2 years of an undergraduate degree). They can then top up to their final year at one of our University partners who recognise the ATHE qualification. Similarly at level 7 students gain 120 credits from a total of 180 credits for an MBA. Again, they can top up at a LABM University partner.

Once you successfully complete your final year at university, you will have a full BA degree or postgraduate qualification that will open doors to many career options.

On successful completion of the Undergraduate Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree programme, students will have the best possible chance of succeeding in careers such as marketing, accounting, human resource management, business consultancy and many more!

On completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management, with accompanying project and assignments and final year of an accredited Postgraduate Degree programme, contributes to career advancement for senior high end roles within marketing, accounting, human resources, management and business consultancy.

The course, studied either full time or part time, develops key cognitive skills such as critical thinking, analysis, evaluation and writing whilst also establishing presentation and numeracy skills to enhance knowledge and experience for numerous career positions. Learners will have the skills to execute a professional managerial role in a large range of industries.

Student Support

You can seek help from dedicated forums or request tutor help. Students can interact and help each other through the course content and share interesting and relevant links with each other. We also have a dedicated tutor support team all specialising in all LABM modules.

All students that have enrolled onto a course can communicate with other students via the social learning forum.

Learners can use the social learning forums without limitation and talk to fellow learners around the world. Learners may also choose to purchase additional tutor support. Tutors will also present webinars on demand which are available free of charge to all students.

Studying

You need to complete all the modules detailed in your required course option plus all the associated assessments to complete the LABM course and receive the ATHE diploma. This will give you the recognized University credits. You can study the modules at your own pace and can purchase more modules at any time.

As long as you have internet access any computer or tablet can be used to complete online modules and courses. You can also study on your phone with our mobile friendly content.

Yes, but this will only be accessible with an internet connection. All digital interactivity has been coded for compatibility on touch screens. You can also learn the material by printing it off.

The modules themselves are sufficient for passing the associated assessments. The modules contain additional accessible resources that learners may wish to follow through to enhance their learning and these are provided within the text. LABM also has extra learning resources like e-books and webinars to aid your study, completely free of charge.

When you pass a module or an assessment, it generates a certificate of completion which details: module content, level of study and learning outcomes achieved. It is mapped against formal UK educational quality guidelines defined by QAA. Upon completing all modules, you can then complete assignments set by ATHE to complete your ATHE diploma with LABM.

Learners can learn at a pace that suits them. There are no time limits or deadlines with LABM. Learners can study the modules in any order at any time.

There are no exemptions or credits within the LABM system of study, and you have to study all the LABM modules to take advantage of our access route. However, if you think you may be exempt from a certain level, please contact us and we will advise you. We can also help you with your top up enquiries if you have already got the necessary qualifications.

Students can study the modules in any order and at any pace. To qualify for the University Top-up, all of the modules and assignments must be completed.

Learners who complete the full programme are awarded an ATHE certificate and official credits. This qualification is recognised by UK higher education authorities and by the university sector. The student can then apply to one of our University partners to complete their degree.

All modules have an online assessment. Completion of the requisite number of assessments and written assignments will give the participant a qualification recognised by many top line universities.

Assessments are made up of 30 multiple choice questions and last for one hour. There is an assessment at the end of each module. Questions are answered in sets of five to allow for review and editing if required. If a session times out or an issue occurs throughout, the assessment will time out at the point of the previous five questions. Consequently, you will not lose your previous answers. Results are given immediately upon completion. Upon completing all end of module assessments, learners then undertake assignments set by ATHE to complete the full course.

Assessment at LABM is a very straightforward process:

  • After you have completed an online module, you will have an online assessment to complete. This assessment contains 30 multiple-choice questions. You will have one hour to complete these questions, which are answered in sets of five, so you will have plenty of time to review and edit your answers. After an hour, the test will automatically time out.
  • After you have completed the test, your results will be displayed immediately. If you have passed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. If you don’t pass, you will receive a notification of a “refer’’ where you will be told how to retake a module assessment. You can complete these modules at your own pace, as there is no deadline to complete the course.
  • When the online modules have been successfully completed, you will then be able to take the final written assignments provided by London Academy of Business and Management that test your knowledge and understanding of the modules. After successful completion of these eight assignments, you will receive your Diploma (from the Awarding Organisation).
  • You will then be eligible to apply for progression onto a Top up course through a recognised UK university on campus or by distance learning.

The interactive activities in the modules include tests, exercises and assessments that provide a guide to a learner’s progress through the module.

Studying from outside the UK

LABM has a network of overseas banks that will take payment direct or by credit /debit card. Alternatively, we have representatives in many overseas countries, and you can contact them to make payment.

No visa is required for online study. If a student chooses to take the university top-up programme on campus in the UK, a student visa will be required. Learners should request this through their chosen university.

Yes – as long as you’ve got access to an internet connection. You can do your studies from anywhere in the world.

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