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Higher education: distance or online study

About distance learning

Online or distance learning can be an appealing option for people looking to further their qualifications without leaving their job or the Island.

Distance learning requires considerable levels of commitment and self-motivation, you should consider if it is right for you before starting.

Download Look Beyond Traditional Higher Education Routes booklet (size 332kb)

Who is distance learning suitable for?

For people who find it very difficult to leave Jersey, distance learning provides an ideal opportunity to achieve accredited qualifications. It can also be done while you are travelling or spending long periods away from Jersey.

Distance learning offers a flexible way to study for qualifications, with options to complete courses over a short or long period.

Many people choose distance learning as it allows them to study part-time alongside full-time employment or childcare responsibilities.

Comparing the cost with other modes of study

Typically the cost of distance learning programmes is less than that of taught programmes, however there are variations between different providers.

How to apply for distance learning programmes

You should submit applications to the learning providers. For first degree programmes many providers will not require previous qualifications.

Open University website

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