Help and Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few FAQs focusing on PET-Xi International College's Business Training and Qualifications

Business Programmes FAQ's

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PET-Xi and its partners offers an interest free payment plan so that you can pay for your course over a set number of months. Contact one of our student advisers for more information about this. UK students may also be eligible for student loans for the university top-up programme. Learners should make enquiries direct to their chosen university.

Learners should first visit the Business Courses page to view the range of courses on 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.

There is no interview process. You will have to fill out a short application form to make sure you meet the criteria.

You will need to have an IELTS score of level 5.5 or above on completion of the OBS course. You can study an English course alongside the OBS 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.

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.

ATHE provides colleges with qualifications in management, business, tourism and health & social care, ATHE have made a name for themselves with good customer service, rewarding qualifications and happy learners with progression routes to university degrees. ATHE provide, bespoke training support, great value for money, comprehensive university progressions, dedicated support from an ATHE officer, simple easy to use documents and website, innovative qualifications, External Verifier support, flexible delivery solutions, a global focus and a close business development relationship. Please visit athe.co.uk for more information.

Learners who achieve a qualification are automatically mapped against a standard UK Higher Education qualification framework. This is a universally recognised framework of credits. Universities can therefore award credits against the OBS study to give exemptions from large parts of their formal programmes. OBS and ATHE have pre agreed arrangements with certain universities to provide credits against programmes either on campus or off campus. This is termed ‘university top-up’.

Pprogrammes are mapped against UK higher education qualifications which are fully transferable to a range of other higher education routes and professional qualifications. On completion of the OBS level 4/5 programme students will be awarded 240 credits ( The first 2 years of a Undergraduate degree) . They can then top up to their final year at one of our University partners who recognise the ATHE qualification. Similarly at level 7 students gain 120 credits from a total of 180 credits for an MBA. Again they can top up at an University partner.

Once you successfully complete your final year at university, you will have a full BA degree or postgraduate qualification that will open doors to many career options.

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.

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All our courses are designed to give student a real life undestanding of the English Language

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