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We at SBL follow a unique approach which differentiates us from other institutions. Indeed, we have taken distance education to a new phase where the support level is incredibly high.Now a days, convenience, flexibility and user-friendliness outweigh demands. Today, the transition from traditional classroom-based learning to online platforms is a significant result of these specifications. In this context, a crucial role played by online learning by leveraging the opportunities for convenience and easier access. It benefits the people who want to enhance their career, life and education in parallel streams. SBL’s simplified online learning facilitates an individual to progress towards the accomplishment of higher career growth without stress and dilemmas.
With the School of Business London, you can study wherever you are. You finish your program with the utmost flexibility. You will be provided with comprehensive tutor support online through SBL Support Desk portal.
School of Business London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal, through which our support team liaise with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receive a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and to streamline all the support process efficiently. Learners should expect to receive a response on queries like guidance and assistance within 1 - 2 working days. However, if the support request is for assessment feedback, learners will receive the reply with feedback as per the time frame outlined in the Assessment Feedback Policy.

We at SBL offer outstanding support and infrastructure for both online and blended learning. We indeed pursue a smart learning approach where the traditional regular classroom-based learning is replaced by web-based learning and the support level is incredibly high. Learners enrolled at SBL are allocated a dedicated tutor whether it is online or blended learning, who provide learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish of the course.

The significant difference between blended and online learning at SBL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Classes. Learners enrolled at SBL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live classes which can be booked in advance on their convenience most of the time. In addition to the Online Live Classes, students will also receive all the standard benefits offered to Online Learning students.

SBL strategically and conveniently employ Blended Learning, where web-based learning using hybrid-teaching technology coupled with a block delivery of live workshops (classes) replaces the traditional regular classroom-based learning. The live classes are provided online using Apps like GoToMeeting, Zoom or Skype. In addition to the live classes, blended learning students will receive comprehensive tutor support through our support desk portal like online learning students.

This mode of study is treated as a Full-time study, not as Online learning. School of Business London understands that choosing the right education institution is as important as the qualifications you gain. Thus, SBL always takes a genuine interest in the needs of our students and believe that we can drive positive change for their future.

Total Qualification Time (TQT) denotes the minimum timeframe a learner takes or requires to complete their qualification.It comprises of the GL (Hours) plus all other time taken in preparation,study or research or any other form of participation in education or training, however no direct supervision of a lecturer or tutor is required. TQT is a terminology mostly used within the qualifications regulated by Ofqual as part of the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF). When calculating TQT, Awarding bodies take into account similar qualifications to ensure that both the quality and the requirement is met. We also consider the views and expectations of the learners of our qualifications during the development process leading to the attainment of qualification. Our learners will see TQT expressed in two ways within the qualification specifications.

Guided Learning hours are designed in a way that the learner need to complete the activities/ presentations under the instruction, guidance or supervision of a lecturer, tutor or supervisor either by physical presence or electronic means such as prepared lecture slides or learning material. Where a qualification follows a unitised structure, each unit will be allocated a GL(hours) value but where a qualification does not follow a unitised structure, GL (hours) will be allocated to the qualification as a whole. We at School of Business London provide well precise and detailed learning materials, prepared by qualified and approved tutors in line with the specifications detailed by the awarding body. Besides, learners are given constructive formative feedback for each unit emphasising for learning and development.

We at SBL offer comprehensive learning materials to the learners made by qualified and approved tutors. In order to accomplish the qualification, learners are needed to undertake further research and readings to achieve the learning outcomes. Thus for further research and readings learners may need to access a number of books and/or journals ,articles from external sources such as libraries or online libraries when and where required. . If you are studying a CMI qualification, you will be provided with access to CMI Management Direct portal where you will have access to several eBooks, Journals and videos etc.

The course fee for online learning and blended learning are different. The fee details provided in the ‘fees and funding section’ of each course is meant for online learning only. If you want to know the fee details for a blended learning program, please speak to our admission team or email at [email protected]

SBL continuously innovates and provides high-quality education to transform the skills, knowledge and understanding of our students to enhance their employability and enable them to compete successfully in the dynamic and ever-changing business world. Blended Learning students at SBL will receive the following benefits.

  • Allocated Supervisor/tutor
  • Comprehensive Tutor Support through tutor support desk portal.
  • Live Workshops (Classes)
  • Virtual Learning Environment Platform
  • Assessment Resources
  • Assessment Guidelines
  • Comprehensive Module Guidelines
  • Evaluation Samples

The number of hours of live classes offered for blended learning students varies according to the course level they enrolled. Please see the illustrative examples below.

  • Award Level - 3 Hours
  • Certificate Level- 6 Hours
  • Diploma Level- 10 Hours
  • Extended Diploma – 13 Hours

At School of Business London, we deploy a cutting-edge learning management system where the learners are enabled to pursue accredited online education with a simplified process. We focus on conferring utmost flexibility on you for schedules and accessibility and learner decide when and how to study. We offer advanced and proficient course portfolio, which meets the current global professional needs. Learners can accomplish their qualification at their own pace, and they don't need to put their life on hold to get qualified.

  • Provide you with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish of your course through the support desk portal.
  • Offer constructive formative feedback on your assignments, which you can then revise.
  • Offer guidance on the proposed structure.
  • Discuss the progress of your works with you during the course.
  • Advise you about matters of presentation, such as the title page, contents page, pagination, footnoting and Harvard Referencing.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of School of Business London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

We at SBL offer comprehensive learning materials to the learners made by the industry experts. However, some courses may require textbooks to be bought by the student though it is not essential. If you are studying a CMI qualification, you will be provided with access to CMI Management Direct portal where you will have access to several eBooks, Journals and videos etc.

Assessments are conducted through assignments and exams. Most of the courses offered at SBL do to come with exams but only assignments. To find out whether your course requires exams, please visit the relevant course details page on our website and check the assessment section.

Being an approved centre, School of Business London reserve the right to preselect units to deliver each qualification. For every course, SBL has preselected units (modules) as per the criteria among the various units listed in the course specification provided by the awarding body. The preselected units are shown in the details page of every course on our website.

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.

The fee can be paid in either of the following methods:

  1. Debit / Credit Card
  2. PayPal
  3. Bank Transfer

The fee can be paid in two ways; either it can be made with a single payment or monthly instalments as specified in the course details page. Students who make a single amount will get an extra discount.

Both monthly and single payment details for online learning are given on our site. However, if you want to have a customised payment plan, please speak to our admission team or email at [email protected]

Select your course

You choose the course that you decide to pursue but ensure you meet the entry requirements.

Enrol

Once the course is selected, you make an application via our website and contact us via email [email protected] You can make the payment online or bank transfer- either a single payment or easily monthly instalments.

Access to Learning Portal

You will be provided with the login credentials to access the learning portal, which will have all sorts of pathway learning materials to complete your programs successfully. The simplified materials are easy to understand and would help you to work on your assignments.

Dedicated Tutor

You will be allocated to a tutor and supported by our academic support team who will assist, and advice about your course and assignments. Once you accomplish your assignment, your allocated tutor will assess your work and provides you with formative feedback which will help you to improve your assignment prior to the final submission.

Assessment of Assignments.

Feedback is provided to you regularly when you improve your work. Once the final submission is made, marks and grades are published via the learning portal.

Certification

You will get your certificate once you completed the course successfully. You can then move on to your desired career with the help of the accredited certificate. You can enrol for a different course with us; if you want to study more, Decision is yours.

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