Courses Without Qualifications

Many potential students fail to get onto their chosen course as they have few, or no academic qualifications. Universities are trying harder than ever to provide ways for people with a limited, academic background to get the qualifications they desire.

As a result, many universities will accept you onto their courses, based on your work experience, or work-based qualifications. So a lack of qualifications is no longer a barrier to achieving your ambition of gaining a university education. If you still have concerns about your eligibility, please get in touch.

Greater Access to Higher Education

Many universities will accept you on their courses, based on your life experience, work experience, or work-based qualifications. This means that a lack of academic qualifications is no longer a barrier to studying at university. If you are a mature student (over 21), you can get accepted for many courses, even if your qualifications are below the level of a high school diploma.

Preparation to Study a Degree

Studying at university when you don’t have much academic experience, or haven’t studied for a long time, can present some challenges. To help with these, and other concerns you may have, many courses include a foundation course. The purpose of the foundation course is to act as a bridge between your current qualifications and the UK university’s entry requirements. 

Course overview: Effective business management requires both theory and practice, and this course provides you with an opportunity to develop both your understanding of theory as well as its application in a wide variety of situations, as well as developing your practical skills. There is an emphasis on knowledge and understanding of business organisations, the business environment in which you operate and its management and the management of the people within. The course provides you with the skills and attributes that will enable you to compete and succeed in a wide range of fields that require management.

Location: London, Birmingham and Manchester

Level: Foundation
Course Duration:
4 Years
Start Dates:
Apr, July, Nov
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,250

Course overview: The Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) degree is designed to help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to start a professional career in the health and social care sector. This course explicitly supports the development of your academic skills as well as equipping you with the personal and professional skills necessary not only for your studies but also for successful engagement with graduate-level opportunities in the workplace.

Location: London, Birmingham and Manchester

Level: Foundation
Course Duration:
4 Years
Start Dates:
Apr, July, Nov
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,250

Course overview: Employability is at the heart of our programmes. As well as hospitality specific skills, the programmes have modules that embed transferable skills of innovation, dealing with unexpected events, resilience, personal initiative and responsibility, problem solving and creativity, reflective practice and the development of an enterprising mindset.

The learning strategy for the programmes requires BA students to complete six workplace practice/work experience modules to rehearse their professional practice skills in real world environments. All staff teaching on the programmes have close links with industry, and many are former employees of hotels themselves. The course continuously evolves in accordance with feedback from industry, and one of our strongest relationships is with the Marriott Corporation.

Location: Online with work placement

Level: Undergraduate
Course Duration: 3
 Years
Start Dates:
JanApr, Sept
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,000

Course overview: You could develop your skills, improve your self-confidence and restart your career. Designed to give you the tools to apply your personal transferrable skills to the workplace; the confidence to anticipate problems and find solutions, to work independently and with other people, to plan things out before you start and complete the things that you’ve started… the skills that employers want! This programme is specifically focused on employability, ensuring that students are able to use workplace experiences to inform their studies throughout each module. Explicit outcomes include the creation of digital portfolios, through which students can demonstrate their understanding of key skills, theories and methodologies for use at interview and to secure career progression.

Location: London, Birmingham and Swansea

Level: CertHE
Course Duration:
1 Year
Start Dates:
Apr, June, Oct
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,000

Course overview: You could develop your skills, improve your self-confidence and restart your career. Designed to give you the tools to apply your personal transferrable skills to the workplace; the confidence to anticipate problems and find solutions, to work independently and with other people, to plan things out before you start and complete the things that you’ve started… the skills that employers want! This program will equip students for various job opportunities in the public and private health and social care environment with a focus on adult and child care. For instance, residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, clinical health settings and daycare centres. Students will be able to take up roles such as Care Assistant, Family Support Worker, Community Worker and Teaching Assistant.

Location: London, Birmingham and Swansea

Level: CertHE
Course Duration: 
1 Year
Start Dates:
Apr, June, Oct
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,000

Course overview: You could develop your skills, improve your self-confidence and restart your career in Computing. This Certificate of Higher Education course is designed to give you the tools to apply and transfer your skills into the workplace. It will give you the confidence to anticipate problems and find solutions; work independently and with other people; and plan things out before you start and complete the things that you’ve started. All the skills employers look for. This programme is specifically focused on employability, ensuring that students are able to use workplace experiences to inform their studies throughout each module. Explicit outcomes include the creation of digital portfolios, through which students can demonstrate their understanding of key skills, theories and methodologies for use at interview and to secure career progression.

Location: London, Birmingham and Swansea

Level: CertHE
Course Duration:
1 Year
Start Dates:
FebApr, Nov
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,000

Course overview: The BSc (Hons) Computing programme focuses on the technical aspects of computing, placing a strong emphasis on programming skills. This will help you to attain the vital technical knowledge required to pursue a range of IT careers, as well as the transferable employability skills needed to secure your first role. With a strong focus on programming (using Java and Python), the course includes a variety of software development, database, web development and networking units. You will also look at web APIs, JSON, HTML5 and big data analytics

Location: London, Birmingham and Swansea

Level: Foundation
Course Duration:
4 Years
Start Dates:
Apr, July, Nov
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,250

Course overview: What motivates people to behave the way they do? What constitutes a criminal? Why do people commit crimes? This inter-disciplinary criminology and psychology degree covers a range of fascinating and thought-provoking modules, such as crime and society, the criminal justice system and the inequalities of the modern world. Perfect for students who want to explore both discipline areas, this course is the ideal stepping stone to your future career goals. While studying your criminology and psychology degree, you’ll aim to understand the world of social values and behaviours, building a solid foundation in both disciplines. This degree allows students to go on a real journey – from understanding the theories behind committing a crime and how the crime is treated in the legal system.

Location: London, Birmingham and Swansea

Level: Foundation
Course Duration:
4 Years
Start Dates:
Apr, July, Nov
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,250

Course overview: Are you interested in developing a scientific understanding of the human mind and what drives human motivation and behaviour? Our British Psychological Society accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology degree will introduce you to a wide range of contemporary research and support you in developing key knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential in pursuing a career within psychology.  Our course has been designed with your career in mind. With a huge choice of subjects, many of which are you won’t see at other leading universities, you can design your own course from the areas that interest you most; whether it’s sports and health, counselling, coaching we’ve got something for everyone.

Location: London, Birmingham and Manchester, Leeds

Level: Foundation
Course Duration:
4 Year
Start Dates:
FebApr, Nov
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,250

Course overview: This course is designed to introduce students to the essentials of business and management and key business concepts. This can be useful as a first step towards a business-related degree or as a beneficial stand-alone qualification. For students wishing to continue studying at university on a business and/or management degree, this certificate enables them to progress directly to second-year studies (or third year in Scotland). This certificate displays that the student has an understanding of business and management equivalent to a Level 4 qualification (or level 7 in Scotland).

Location: London

Level: CertHE
Course Duration:
1 Year
Start Dates:
Feb, Jun, Oct
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,250

Course overview: What motivates people to behave the way they do? What constitutes a criminal? Why do people commit crimes? This inter-disciplinary criminology and psychology degree covers a range of fascinating and thought-provoking modules, such as crime and society, the criminal justice system and the inequalities of the modern world. Perfect for students who want to explore both discipline areas, this course is the ideal stepping stone to your future career goals. While studying your criminology and psychology degree, you’ll aim to understand the world of social values and behaviours, building a solid foundation in both disciplines. This degree allows students to go on a real journey – from understanding the theories behind committing a crime and how the crime is treated in the legal system.

Location: London

Level: Foundation
Course Duration:
4 Years
Start Dates:
Feb, Jun Oct
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,250

Course overview: This course provides the opportunity to work towards the recognised ‘pre-entry’ qualification for recruitment into the 43 police forces of the United Kingdom. The qualification is delivered following the curriculum of the College Of Policing, the professional body for police officers and staff working within the police service in England and Wales. This CertHe course will develop students in such a way that it will enable them to make sound decisions in even the most trying of circumstances, to consider the application of discretion when dealing with offenders, and to base policing responses upon an evidence-based considered approach.

 

Location: London, Birmingham and Swansea

Level: CertHE
Course Duration:
1 Year
Start Dates:
Jan, May, Sep
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,000

Course overview: Are you a current or aspiring healthcare professional looking to develop the skills to excel in leadership and management roles across the health and care sector? Arden University’s BSc (Hons) Health and Care Management degree will teach you how to accommodate the increasingly complex needs of people in diverse health and care contexts. This modern course covers all of today’s emerging topics such as health analytics, digital health leadership, and inclusive practice, ensuring you graduate with the knowledge and skills to deliver to the current needs of the sector. The BSc (Hons) Health and Care Management is the ideal choice for newcomers wanting to enter the field, current professionals looking to transition into their first management role, as well as developing managers seeking to build on their skills. Our course content reflects the growing demands of the health and care sector, allowing you to develop and hone real-world skills all while gaining a valuable qualification. This route helps you build a career that creates real and meaningful change in people’s lives. 

Location: London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds

Level: Undergraduate
Course Duration:
4 Years
Start Dates: Jan,
Apr, July, Oct
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,250

Course overview: This course will equip you with all the latest advancements and technical skills you need to achieve your career goals.  You’ll become equipped with an in-depth understanding of modern accounting and finance, including technological aspects, such as Fintech and blockchain, as well as gain the skills to make sound investment decisions. Accounting : This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), three world-leading professional bodies. We’ve fully aligned your course content with these qualifications, meaning you can gain up to 26 exemptions towards any future exams you may take with these accountancy bodies. Finance: The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) approved this course, meaning you can prepare to sit CFA Level 1 papers. This makes it one of the select few programmes carrying three professional accounting body accreditations and CFA endorsement. We’ve also partnered with Bloomberg, giving you access to Bloomberg Financial Markets and valuable insight into what it’s really like to work in finance, as well as Bureau van Dijk to give you access to a wealth of financial data. Using these alongside advanced statistical software, you’ll have the opportunity to make real-world financial decisions using live data, ensuring you’ll be well-versed in modern finance before you even graduate.

Location: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds

Level: Undergraduate
Course Duration:
4 Years
Start Dates: Jan,
Apr, July, Oct
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,250

Course overview: The rapid growth of project management in every sector of global industry means there are now pan-sector theories and standards in place to achieve innovation, change, and business success. On our APM-accredited BSc (Hons) Project Management course, you’ll learn these tools and techniques directly from our team of experienced project management professionals. Project management is used in sectors including engineering, technology, education, healthcare, events management, community and environmental programmes, as well as tourism and many more creative and service industries. This means your degree in project management from Arden will provide you with the skills and knowledge to enter the industry of your choice, with the ability to make an immediate impact on the design, deployment, and success of a wide range of projects. On the course you’ll study contemporary subjects and themes which will demonstrate to employers that you possess broad knowledge in the latest project management concepts. And, as modern projects are becoming increasingly dynamic and challenging, your studies will have a digital-first focus, giving you the knowledge and critical understanding of business solutions to deliver real impact in the workplace.

Location: London, Birmingham and  Manchester

Level: Undergraduate
Course Duration:
4 Years
Start Dates: Jan,
Apr, July, Oct
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,250

Course overview: The BSc (Hons) Supply Chain Management course at Arden provides you with the real-world skills, knowledge, and competencies you need to start or progress your career in supply chain and logistics. This course has been created with in-depth consultation with leading employers in the sector to ensure that you graduate with the up-to-date, practical abilities that employers need right now. Studying your degree in supply chain and logistics with us means you’ll be taught and supported by lecturers with extensive professional experience at companies. The team behind this course have also been instrumental in commercial and policy formation of supply chains with the European Commission and the UK Government. Because of our extensive industry links, including with member organisations of the UK’s NOVUS Trust network, we’re able to present you with real business problems during your degree. This will allow you to develop a thorough and in-depth understanding of the industry and the real-world challenges you’ll face in your future career. Importantly, you’ll find that the course takes a systematic view to logistics and supply chain, with each module building on the knowledge gained in the previous one, with interconnected content that helps you accumulate new skills in a logical sequence. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). This offers full exemption from the educational requirements for Chartered Membership of both CILT and CIPS.

 

Location: London, Birmingham and  Manchester

Level: Undergraduate
Course Duration:
4 Years
Start Dates: Jan,
Apr, July, Oct
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,250

Course overview: Our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling has been designed for those who want to study a degree in psychology and wish to work in counselling after graduation. It gives you eligibility to enrol on the British Psychological Society’s independent route to training as a counselling psychologist, and can support applications for a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology or other counselling/wellbeing related qualifications. Counselling is an area of psychology that takes a person-centred approach, assisting individuals to explore their experiences and develop strategies for tackling maladaptive thoughts and behaviours. Counsellors work in a wide range of professional settings including; in-house for profit and non-profit organisations, government departments, and in private practice. On your counselling degree you’ll study the main psychology curriculum areas such as social, cognitive, biological, and developmental psychology and research methods. Alongside this, you will also have the opportunity to take counselling specific modules including; Counselling Psychology, Core Counselling Skills, Health and Psychological Well-being, Psychological Assessment and Managing the Therapeutic Process. Studying this specialised undergraduate counselling course with Arden will provide you with multiple future career and study options. You’ll have access to modern, digital learning tools as you study and you’ll also have full support from our dedicated academic team, who are internationally respected industry practitioners, published authors and PhD holders in the field of psychology.

Location: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds

Level: Undergraduate
Course Duration:
4 Years
Start Dates: Jan,
Apr, July, Oct
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,250

Course overview: Are you interested in developing a scientific understanding of the human mind and what drives human motivation and behaviour? Our British Psychological Society accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology degree will introduce you to a wide range of contemporary research and support you in developing key knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential in pursuing a career within psychology.  Our course has been designed with your career in mind.

With a huge choice of subjects, many of which are you won’t see at other leading universities, you can design your own course from the areas that interest you most; whether it’s sports and health, counselling, coaching we’ve got something for everyone. This course is more than learning a subject; it’s being part of a rich community of student and tutors, becoming immersed in the subject and preparing yourself for the future. You’ll never be alone while you study with us; we have gone above and beyond with the support we offer so it’s tailored to you as an individual; whether it’s through our various support teams or your tutors, who are internationally respected industry practitioners, published authors, and PhD holders in the psychology field.

Location: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds

Level: Undergraduate
Course Duration:
4 Years
Start Dates: Jan,
Apr, July, Oct
Tuition fees:
UK/EU – £9,250

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We offer a wide range of academic courses. Popular academic courses available include Business Management; Accounting and Finance; and Criminology and Psychology.
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