FAQ’s for FSBL Learners
The Level 4 Certificate and the Level 5 Diploma provides learning at University level with successful students achieving 240 credits. This is the first 2 years of a Degree. Students can then progress to a final year ‘Top Up’ year to complete their degree.
The FSBL Level 7 Diplomas offer up to 120 credits of a Masters programme. Students can progress to a dissertation only with some of our University partners to receive a Masters Degree.
Costs vary depending on the delivery model and where you choose to study. There is a significant reduction when compared to students who attend university full time for the same degrees and masters.
There are a number of options available if the student is eligible:
a. Advanced Learner Loans-available through government agencies
b. Bank Loans can be provided to cover the total cost of Diploma
c. Spread the payments – some FSBL centres can provide instalment payments
d. Employer contribution-Your employer may contribute as part of your career plan
Successful students can progress to any of our named University partners at https://fsbl.uk/university-pathways/
Yes. Students have the option to progress directly because the Diploma is credit recognised or one of our centres can facilitate and help with your transfer.
No. FSBL works with a number of Universities. Students can identify their preferred choice and FSBL will facilitate where possible.
The delivery team are experienced professionals from within Higher Education. Centre who deliver the qualifications must demonstrate they have the experience to support you.
Students have access to the delivery team via telephone. email, in person or online. FSBL continues to develop its delivery options for centres and an online learning platform will allow for a forum and open discussions between all students and the delivery team.
All students receive workbooks and assessments that will allow them to successfully negotiate the subject matter. Any additional reading matter will be recommended if it needs to be purchased.
FSBL understands this. Our delivery and support team will guide you through the process. In addition to the Diploma subject matter we will provide guidance on how to write essays and study at this level of education.
Students are required to have the right level of qualifications or appropriate vocational experience. The specifications and handbooks will identify this. FSBL also provides an access course that will also allow entry to the qualifications.
FSBL and the centres will work with you at your own pace. There are no time limits so you can work at your own pace. If you find elements difficult we will focus support for you.
Yes, you can. You will be given an exit certificate recognising your achievement with credit recognition. For example, if you complete one module and leave you will receive notification of your modules completed. If you achieve 120 credits of the 240 you will receive a Certificate. This is equivalent to one year at University.
The Diplomas are flexible. You can create your own learning timetable with the centre you register with and personal tutor.
To date, we have provided learning to over 500,000 people worldwide.
The success rate is high because we dedicate time and resources to all our students. We allow for re submission of essays so we have over 95% of our students are successful.
Yes, you can. We are also working on an online forum that will facilitate this in the future.
Yes, as part of a blended learning model. Students do not have to attend all the lectures. Materials are available and essays can be submitted online.
Yes. All workbooks are provided online so:
a. Do I write in them? – Yes, you can
b. Do we keep them? – Yes, you can
You have direct contact with your lecturer or you can speak to FSBL support team.
Yes. The handbook clearly identifies the full Diploma, modules, assessments and what’s expected of you.
You can enrol directly by emailing an approved centre or our dedicated support team UK firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be sent a timetable, guidance and your first module.
If you require further information please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com
FSBL Quality Standards
At the heart of FSBL commitment to the creation and awarding of respected qualifications is a rigorous focus on high standards and consistency, beginning with recognition as an Awarding Organisation (AO) by the qualification regulators for England (Ofqual), and as a signatory to BIS international commitments of quality.
Your pathway to a graduate degree
Our university progression agreements mean you can apply your FSBL Level 4 and upwards diploma, towards a graduate or post graduate degree from the UK or the USA.