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Innovate your Access to HE provision with online delivery

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Considering more online and blended delivery approaches for your Access to HE provision?

Discover how our innovative PEARL platform can help to support you with this transition. 

What is PEARL?

PEARL is our Learning Management System that has been developed through an exclusive partnership with Pearltech UK Ltd, Stonebridge College and now LearnDirect.
Through highly innovative and leading industry PEARL software, we can offer a full spectrum of online learning that enables the delivery of Access to HE Diplomas through a blended learning option, allowing easy integration of modules into your current delivery portfolio. 



Established in 2016, PEARL’s success speaks for itself with 15 of our Centres currently taking advantage of this scalable virtual learning platform.

Discover more about our Access to HE and PEARL provision in this short video.


Benefits of using our online provision

PEARL brings together all that is positive about online learning. It:
  • Provides ready prepared content and assessment materials
  • Saves time and tutor resources
  • Can increase income and participation
  • Provides an opportunity to offer diplomas previously rejected due to low student interest
  • Enables significant cost savings and increased learner engagement.

Fully online Access to HE Diplomas available

We currently offer the following online Access to HE Diplomas:
  • 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).

Free Online Access PEARL demonstration

We are happy to offer you a free demonstration of PEARL to see how it can work for you as a provider and for your students.

Get in touch today by either: 

  • Contacting your Business Development Manager to arrange an appointment time for your demo
  • Calling us on 01902 624230
  • Sending us an e-mail to  
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