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Why Study with SBC?

1) Flexibility in Entry Requirements: For students who have the appropriate talent, expertise, or experience, as well as the ambition to complete the course successfully, we offer flexibility in entrance criteria.

2) Option for a Monthly Payment Plan: Students have the option of a monthly payment plan for 3/6/9/12/18 months (interest-free), for distance learning courses and blended learning UK-based students courses. Distance learning students can begin the course by paying £100 (intention to study/application processing fees) ±£150 (initial payment of an instalment payment plan). Click here for more information on the application process.

3) Receive a 15% Discount on Course Fees (T&CsP): With the code G15OFFDLCF, you can receive a 15% discount on course fees for distance learning courses exclusively. More information may be found by clicking here.

4) Receive an Extra 5% Discount on Course Fees if You Pay in Full: For full payment of fees during admission, you can receive an extra 5% discount on course fees. More information may be found by clicking here.

5) The Average Pass Rate for SBC is 90%: The Severn Business College average pass rate is 90%, and is based on the final submissions of student work and the pass grade achieved by students in 2023.

6) Right to Cancel within 14 Days (T&Cs): We offer 14 days from the day of your acceptance on a course (acceptance letter issuing date) to cancel the course, and course fees and awarding body fees paid will be refunded, subject to the terms and conditions. Please see the T&Cs (DL) or T&Cs (BL).

Distance Learning Frequently Asked Questions

What is distance learning?

Distance learning is a method of studying for a course without having to attend on-campus classes. It's an excellent option for those who want to study alongside work or other obligations from anywhere in the world.

How do I contact you?

If you have any questions, please email, or contact us via online chat, phone 0044 20 8539 1149, or whatsapp 0044 74 2174 7264.

How do I apply to study at the SBC?

Simply fill out our online application form and upload your documents (passport/ID and qualifications). Alternatively, you can post/submit a completed application form along with (passport/ID and qualifications) documents.

I don't hold a current passport, what other document is accepted?

A passport is an extremely effective identity document; another acceptable document is a photographic national identity card or a photographic drivers licence (with full name, date of birth, photograph and nationality).

What are the intakes, for online distance learning courses?

For online distance learning courses, we have rolling intakes (weekly/monthly).

Will I need to travel, when studying with SBC?

No, you do not need to travel for our online distance learning courses. The certificate will be mailed to you.

I haven’t studied for some time, will I be able to manage?

The course resources have been designed to assist students in improving their skills and knowledge, and you are expected to apply yourself in reading, researching, and completing assignments. The most important requirements are motivation, commitment, and a willingness to learn new skills. As a student, you will have access to the course resources on the Moodle platform (our virtual learning environment) as well as instructor/tutor support.

How much time do I need to study per week?

The amount of time required to study varies depending on the student and the course, but we recommend that you set aside 10-12 hours per week for each unit.

Do I need to have internet access?

It is essential that you have consistent internet access throughout your course in order to benefit from the resources available on the Moodle platform, which will be accessible to you at any time and from anywhere in the world.

Will my qualification be different from on-campus students?

No, online distance learners receive the same certificate as on-campus students.

Will my certificate have 'distance learning' on it?

No, certificates do not include the mode of study. The certificate you receive will be same to those given to our on-campus students.

What educational support are included? Is extra educational support available?

An online distance learning course is a self-study course with resources available on the Moodle platform. The instructor and tutor offer assistance to the student, as well as assignment feedback from the tutor. If the student requires additional educational support, they can take advantage of our additional educational support (dedicated one-on-one tutoring), which is available on request at mutually agreed-upon times to talk through and discuss specific issues. Extra educational support is available for £30 per hour.

Do you accept monthly payment plan?

Yes, we accept monthly payment plans (for 3/6/9/12/18 months) that are interest-free.

How do I pay fees? and Is government funding available?

You can pay the fees online through your bank or through PayPal, or you can set up a direct debit or pay with a debit/credit card by calling us at 0044 20 8539 1149. Fees can be paid by invoice by the employer. Government funding is unavailable because the SBC is not registered with student finance, advanced learner loans, or ELCAS.