Find out more about studying on a practical and vocational route towards your degree with qualifications focused on entrepreneurship and employability.

Courses and Fees

The year of 2012 is an important year in higher education in the UK. You are likely to have heard about the increase in tuition fees from September 2012. Traditional Universities will be charging as much as £9000 per academic year.

Students who enrol on programs prior to September 2012 , ie. April / May 2012 and June / July 2012 will still be able to benefit from the old fee structure of £3375 per academic year.

Courses available for the two intake periods of April / May 2012 and June / July 2012*.


  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting and Finance


  • Hospitality Management
  • Travel and Tourism

IT & Computing

  • Computing and Systems development

The Opportunity Network is in talks with existing and potential partner institutions to offer wider course availability in the future.

*Please note that different partner schools will offer different programs and different subject options. Availability of places will depend on the partner school. The Opportunity Network will do everything they can to ensure the student is able to be placed on their desired program of study.

Course Structure

QCF Level
 Undergraduate LevelQualification
  Validating body
Level 4Year 1HNC Edexcel
Level 5Year 2HND   Edexcel
Level 6Year 3Degree Top-up
 UK University

The Opportunity Network offers students the option of achieving a qualification for each year of study. Students that fail to complete a traditional University programs 3 years will walk away without a qualification. The Opportunity Network has designed a structure to ensure that a qualification is achieved for each year of study.

The qualification explained

Year 1 and year 2 are edexcel b - tec qualifications which are practical and vocationally focused designed to meet the demands of industry and the market place. Edexcel is the UKs largest examine body and their qualifications have both national and international recognition.

The Opportunity Network feel that year 1 and year 2 qualifications are ideally focused on matching the needs of employers and creating the right entrepreneurial and employability skills. The program of each year is strong enough as a stand a lone qualification.
However , many students like the Edexcel B - tec route towards a achieving a full University degree from a recognised UK University.

Top-up degrees are of one year duration, entering onto the final year of the full time undergraduate BA / BSc Honours degrees.
Students who have an HND (Higher National Diploma) may progress onto the final year of a degree programme, subject to unit grade performance at HND, and English language capability (usually IELTS 6.0) for non native speakers.  (Edexcel degree top up data)

Please see Edexcels own list of Universities that offer 1 year degree top up routes. please that that acceptance onto a University top up program is at the discretion of the individual University.

The list includes :

  • The University of Greenwich
  • The University of Hertfordshire
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Guildhall college ( With University of East London)
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of Portsmouth
Among many more in London and across the UK.

The Opportunity Network will be contacting all Universities to see which will be willing to accept year 3 top up students.

Examples of Units covered in the Business programs