For students who do not live or come from an English language speaking country then 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 SCP Business School course. You can study an English course alongside the SCP Business School 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 managerial experience if you do not have a BA degree. This may vary for various University partners however. We will look at every application individually and some exceptions may be looked at.
There is no interview process. You will have to fill out a short application form to make sure you meet the criteria.
Learners should first visit the SCP Business School Course page to view the range of courses we offer to decide on what subjects best suit the learner, he/she should:
- Review the modules within the course, do they interest you? are they relevant to your chosen career path?
- How the course is taught and assessed, do you have the motivation to study via distance learning? are you able to work independently?
It is important that learners do not try to extend themselves too far and too quickly so should ideally choose a path that comfortably moves on from their existing level of skills and experience.
You can simply choose your course and enroll online, via the SCP Business School. Alternatively you can call the SCP Enrollments team on 70008828 or +357 – 96828323 and they will guide you through the Enrollment process.
Yes, all students are encouraged to attend an initial 120 minute ‘assignment preparation’ session with one of our tutors. The session will be conducted via Skype or in Person and will cover all aspects of assignment writing particularly areas that students need to be wary of.
In addition to this, students will have access to tutors who work with SCP Business School. Each course is assigned to a tutor and the details will be send to you after registering to the course.
Submissions need to be emailed to [email protected]
Students must complete the assignment submission form and assignment front sheets when they wish to send their work for marking, these are provided when the assignment details are sent out.
One initial assignment must be submitted and marked as a pass, and after this assignments can be submitted in bulk if students wish. We apply this restriction so that students can receive feedback on their initial submission and use this feedback in order to attain a better understanding of what is required to successfully complete and assignment to the required standard.
We recommend students write between 5000 – 8000 words for each assignment, although students will not be penalized for going over this word count limit as long as the work is related to the assignment question.
Assignments are released to students upon enrollment.
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 check 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 check all of the work to be sure 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.
Learners who achieve an SCP qualification are automatically mapped against a standard UK Higher Education qualification framework. This is a universally recognized framework of credits. Universities can therefore award credits against the SCP study to give exemptions from large parts of their formal programs. ATHE have pre agreed arrangements with certain universities to provide credits against programs either on campus or off campus. This is termed ‘university top-up’.
ATHE learners can cut the amount of time and money they spend on achieving a degree by more than half. This is because ATHE has special arrangements with a range of universities that enables learners to skip an entire year’s study of the degree for every level they achieve with ATHE.
More info for ATHE progression route Universities can be found here.
The SCP Business School 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 an SCP course ATHE will give you recognized University credits to then “top up” at one of our UK University partners, saving you time and money.
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.
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.
Each module and assessment passed 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. On completion of all modules you can then write assignments set by ATHE to complete your ATHE diploma.
There are no exemptions or credits within the SCP system of study and you have to study all the SCP modules to take advantage of our access route. However if you think you may be exempt from a certain level then please contact us and we will advise you. We can also help you with your top up inquiries 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 have to be completed.
Learners who complete the full program of modules as detailed and also complete the assignments are awarded an ATHE certificate and official Credits. This qualification is recognized 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 recognized 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 so that a participant does not lose their previous answers. Results are given immediately on completion.On completion of all end of module assessments learners then write assignments set by ATHE to complete the course.
The interactive activities in the modules include tests, exercises and assessments that provide a guide to a learner’s progress through the module.