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Open College Network West Midlands Centres: Lifetime learning for all

Online Access to HE Diplomas

Through an exclusive partnership with Pearltech UK Ltd and Stonebridge College we can also offer a wide range of fully online Access to HE Diplomas through highly innovative and leading industry Pearl software that enables Centres to tailor the content of their chosen Diploma course. Alternatively, our online Access to HE units can be used as part of a blended learning programme.
Subject to our approval process, any college or training provider can have access to the Pearl system to deliver our Access to HE Diplomas as part of a blended learning or fully on-line programme.
Introducing PEARL
PEARL brings together all that is good about online learning allowing training providers using our Access to Higher Education Diplomas to focus tutor resources more effectively on the needs of learners. PEARL helps learners achieve recognised Access to Higher Education Diplomas from home, on the move or in the workplace.
PEARL is more than just another Learning Management System.  Learners are centre stage throughout their learning journey and as one of our Centres you receive full support and guidance on making the most of online delivery; including advice on recruitment and screening to ensure your learners are best placed to succeed.
  • Reach more learners as you become free from previous classroom space limitiations
  • Rich interactive learning content mapped to regulated qualifications
  • Collaborative “social” learners are engaged creating and sharing additional resources
  • Unique online technology assisted e-assessments for competency and knowledge-based assessment
  • Delivers significant cost savings while increasing learner engagement
  • Incentives to motivate and encourage learners
  • Course materials available to learners whenever they need them
  • Dashboards to track learners and tutors at the click of a button
  • Powerful management tools saving time and removing paperwork


  • Cloud based scalable Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • E-portfolio System – all portfolios and assignments kept online
  • Virtual Assessment Strategies including video evidence
  • Learner Tracking, Reporting and Management System
  • Automatic reminders sent direct to learners
  • Initial Assessment Diagnostic Tool that supports Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)
  • Learners can customise their learning journey
  • Easy Course Creator Software
  • Advanced Learner Loans (& other ESFA funding) Enrolment and Administration tool
  • Learner can communicate with peers and tutors
  • No setup costs
Online Access to HE Diplomas Available
  • Access to HE Diploma (Business and Management)
  • Access to HE Diploma (Education)
  • Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals)
  • Access to HE Diploma (Medicine and Healthcare Professions) 
  • Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery)
  • Access to HE Diploma (Nursing)
  • Access to HE Diploma (Science)
  • Access to HE Diploma (Social Science)
  • Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Health)
  • Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Humanities)
  • Access to HE Diploma (Social Work)

For more information about our online Access to HE Diploma qualifications provided through our Pearltech UK Ltd and Stonebridge College partnership please click here.

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