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Key Features Online OnlinePlus
  Access to ilearn (full materials online)  
  Online Tuition and Support  
  Online RDI Support Team  
  Pay as you go options  
  Career portal  
  Access to Government funded student loans  
  UK university qualification  
  Associate Student status at Campus  
  Access to Campus facilities  
  Face-to-face On-Campus induction  
  Face-to-face On-Campus Seminar Programme  

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Transform your future by studying your degree part-time

We understand that busy individuals need flexible part-time hours, truly affordable fees and the support to succeed. We are here to provide the best route for you to gain your degree. How can I do it?

How can I do it?

Study your degree by part time distance learning through your local college - delivered by RDI.

You can have the flexibility and affordability of distance learning with the support, location and facilities of your local college. The fees are less than half the cost of a typical, full-time university degree and student loans are available, with no upper age limit.

A degree that truly fits around your life.

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2. Studying with RDI

What is part time distance learning?

Working with your local college and one of our partner universities we are able to deliver quality online learning with the facilities, support and award of an on-campus university degree.

Who provides what?

The awarding universityThe institution awarding your degree

All qualifications are awarded by an internationally recognised UK university. As the online learning specialists, RDI partners with a number of UK universities to deliver their courses by online distance learning.

You will be invited to attend the universities graduation ceremony, usually held on-campus. You will be awarded your degree alongside other RDI students and other students of the university. Your certificate will be the same as the university’s campus-based graduates who studied the same degree.

Your local OnlinePlus collegeSeminar venues and campus facilites

The college will host the monthly seminars, making them local and accessible. Delivered on campus these topical seminars will run in correlation with your studies. Led by our expert academic tutors this will be your chance to discuss and debate your module face-to-face.

When you begin your degree with RDI you will become a student at your local college. Space to study and research can be difficult to find at work or home, having access to the college and its facilities means you can take time out when you need too.

It's the perfect place to meet up with fellow students and study. You can also enjoy the activities and events provided by the college.

Resource Development International The distance learning specialists

For over 25 years, our students have helped us understand the need for university programmes that fit in around the lives of people who have other commitments. Our understanding and programme development has resulted in us helping thousands of people like you to succeed in their careers by offering UK university qualifications delivered by flexible distance learning.

To provide our students with the highest quality of service we have developed ilearn, our online learning environment. This is where all your learning materials, online forums, tutor discussions, library resources, career development tools and real-business content materials will be.

We have a team of experienced and passionate tutors, experts in their subject they are able to bring your learning experience to life. Everything you would expect from a world leader in online distance learning.

What are the key features?

These degrees are built to fit in around your life, providing you with everything you need to complete your degree and change your future.
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You will have:

  • Low cost fees and help deciding the best funding option for you
  • Flexibility to fit studying in around your life with access to all your material online
  • A team of specialists to support you with your application, study techniques and course content
  • Access to the college campus and face-to-face seminars with expert tutors
  • The chance to develop, achieve a qualification and reach your goals.

As well as the courses available through part time distance learning, RDI offers a wide range of courses available by online only distance learning. Please click here to see the different key features of online only and OnlinePlus part time distance learning.

Check your Eligibility

Request more information on OnlinePlus

You can easily find out which courses you may be eligible to study by answering a few simple questions, it only take 2 minutes.

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3. Fees and funding

Fees and Funding

OnlinePlus fees are affordable and flexible and have been designed to put students in control of their finances.
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There are 3 main ways to fund your studies:

SLC funding

All courses offering through OnlinePlus are designated for Student Funding by the SLC. Your admissions advisor will discuss this process and help ensure you have all the information you need to complete a successful SLC application. This can be completed in advance of your studies.

If you’re a UK or other EU undergraduate student living in England, you can apply for a student loan to cover your tuition fees, just like any full-time student. To find our more a student funding click here

The maximum amount you can get is £4,500 a year, but all our fees are set below this level. What’s more, you don’t repay anything until the April four years after the start date of your course, or the April after you complete your course, whichever is sooner, and then only if you’re earning more than £21,000.

Employee sponsorship

CPD (Continuous Professional Development) is crucial in today’s competitive environment and many employers are looking to retain committed employees by supporting and helping with the progress of their career. Many students with RDI are fully or part-sponsored by their employer.

Your employer might be ready to pay for all or part of your course fee, that’s why we put together “The answer is right in front of you” - a useful employer sponsorship PDF guide which you can use to discuss funding directly with your employer.

Pay as you go

This means there are no monthly payment obligations and you can make payment when you are ready to progress to the next stage of your course. We accept credit and debit cards (Visa, Mastercard and UK Maestro), bank transfers and cheques. Currently we are unable to accept Amex cards for payment. If you have a UK current account, you can also pay with the Barclays Pingit mobile phone application.

4. Achieve your goals

How RDI can help you achieve your goals

For over 24 years, RDI have been at the forefront of online distance learning worldwide and have recently achieved degree awarding powers - an illustration of our dedication and commitment to quality and the student experience.
  • Graduate with a full UK university qualification
  • Expert face-to-face tuition
  • World class support
  • Flexible study to fit around your life

RDI currently supports thousands of students worldwide who are studying for their UK university degree or masters qualification through ilearn - our virtual learning environment. Our expert tutors and support teams will help the student throughout their studies and we are passionate about delivering affordable and flexible learning to all.

However, we also know that for some people, face-to-face induction and seminars can help to enhance the student experience, so OnlinePlus is a natural extension for us to deliver the same value in a different way. We are proud to increase the options available to those UK students who want to achieve their UK university qualification in a way which fits them, their lifestyle and their future plans.

Why students study with us

I work full-time for a marketing company in Cheltenham who specialise in direct marketing for charities. I love working here since it is really inspiring and a dynamic agency! I started working there as a “stop gap” before I went to university at 19, and when I told them I was leaving to study they offered to pay for my degree course if I studied by distance learning - then I found RDI.

Faith Sanderson
Business & Management

I chose to study through RDI because they gave me the opportunity to complete a degree from home. I did not feel ready to leave my family, job and boyfriend to go away to a university. I decided I would continue my part time job at Mothercare, and study during the week. This process has been flexible, demanding and insightful into a subject I love.

Lauren Clarke
Business & Management

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5. Your next steps

Your next steps

Now that you know more about the options available we recommend taking the next step on your pathway to achieving your goals.

Know your course?

Apply today with no obligation.

Completing your online application takes just 5-10 minutes and is the best way for us to fully assess your eligibility. There is no obligation or cost to applying and an RDI admissions advisor will then contact you to answer your questions and discuss your options.

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Discuss your options with our UK admissions team

You can call the RDI admissions team directly to discuss your study options on 024 765 15707 between 8.30am-6.00pm Mon-Fri.

As the OnlinePlus experts, they will handle all of your enquiries, your application and, if you go ahead and enrol, will ensure you have all the information you need to be ready to begin.

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