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Want A Degree But Going To University Is Too Expensive?

Rising debts

Then Distance Learning Is For You

With less than a month to ‘A-level results day’ in the UK, many students will be considering their future options in education or in their career choices.

However, young people are now more concerned about the rising cost of going to University and the large debts that graduates will be left with after they qualify.

It comes as no surprise, that increasing numbers of students are opting to study for a Pearson Edexcel Higher National Diploma (HND) via distance learning.  In doing so, you will be able to earn an industry-recognised qualification in less time, and at a fraction of the cost of going to University.

A HND can train you to be a great business all-rounder, helping you to perform effectively and make great progress in the workplace.

The HND is equivalent to the first two years of a BA Hons degree.  Once you have completed your HND, you have the option to extend this to a complete degree through Brighton School of Business and Management, also via distance learning.

Please read on to find out why a distance-learning HND with the Brighton School of Business and Management might be the best option for you.

A more affordable option than going to University

In February, UCAS reported that, overall UK University applicant figures had decreased by 5% for 2017.  The figures suggest that more young people are now seeking alternative career development opportunities rather than going to University.

In weighing up your options, a very important consideration is whether you can really afford to go to University, where most University courses average a cost of £9,000 per year, equating to £27,000 for a three-year course.  The Guardian reports that in 2017, having completed their course, the average debt that a graduate is left with is over £50,000.  Can you afford that?

Student loan debt has been soaring and its total value in UK rose above £100bn for the first time earlier this year; underlining the rising costs young people face in order to get a University education. Outstanding debt on loans jumped by 16.6% to £100.5bn at the end of March, up from £86.2bn a year earlier, according figures released by the Student Loans Company.

Compared with going to University, distance-learning education is a very good investment of your money. Not only are the tuition fees for an HND distance-learning programme substantially lower compared to a University Degree, but a student also saves on the expenses related to accommodation, transportation and classroom materials.

In fact, the tuition fees for an entire distance learning HND from the Brighton School of Business and Management are only £3250 (which covers all study materials, personal Tutor support and assessments).

Once you have completed your HND, you also have the option to obtain your full BA (Hons.) Degree through the Brighton School of Business and Management, in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University, by extending your HND to a BA (Hons.) Top Up.

The cost of completing the HND and BA (Hons.) Top Up combined will cost you less than £9,500 to graduate. If you attend University, it will cost you this each year. So by doing the combination of an HND and BA (Hons) Top Up you would save you a huge amount of money compared with going to University for three years.

Take your next steps with a HND at the Brighton School of Business and Management

By taking an online HND course, not only will you get an excellent qualification that employers recognise in UK and around the world, but you will leave equipped with the soft and practical skills that you will need in a wide range of business settings, placing you ahead of others in the job market.

Brighton School of Business and Management (BSBM), a sister company within the GBS Corporate Training Group, is an international online distance learning School, offering a wide range of UK accredited and internationally recognised Management and Business qualifications, at both graduate and postgraduate levels.

So, with the Brighton School of Business and Management, you can gain your qualification and not be left with debt after you complete your studies. Instead you will come away with the sector-specific and employability skills that will make you a more valuable asset to current and potential employers.  For more details about gaining an HND qualification, please visit the BSBM website

Friday, 28th July 2017
By, Brighton School of Business and Management

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