Who is Brittany Université?
Brittany Université was established with one vision in mind – to facilitate and make available high-quality programmes and recognised qualifications globally through transnational education partnerships.
Can I enrol on say two courses at the same time?
You are of course welcome to enrol for more than one course at the same time. However, please be aware of the amount of learning time required to complete each module. You do not want to take on a study load that means you will struggle and not, therefore, get the best from the programmes. If you are unsure about which course to apply for please contact us (or call us on +44 (0)1992 676 263).
Can I take time out during a course?
If you need to take time out during a course, for example, you wish to go on holiday, you should let your tutor know as soon as possible. It will not normally be a problem, but you will need to be aware of assessment deadlines etc. and be prepared to catch up on your return.
Will I be supplied with text books?
You will not be sent any textbooks. All course notes created by your tutor will be available online for you to use. We will also publish an online support list which will recommend e-books you should read and where you are able to obtain them from.
Why should I choose distance learning and why Brittany Université?
E-learning has transformed the landscape of learning and development from the days of the traditional mode of learning in a classroom. There is clear evidence of the four key benefits that e learning brings:
- faster delivery
- lower costs
- more effective and flexible learning
- lower environmental impact
How much time should I devote to each module?
This depends on the number of credits allocated to a module. We recommend that you work out the number of hours you need to spend by assigning 10 hours of study against each credit. So if a qualification has 30 credits hours, you should spend a total of 300 hours and this includes online tutorials, support classes, preparing for assessments and reading time.
How long should it take for me to complete my course?
This will depend on each programme. Please go to the “Notional Hours” section of the programme. You will find our guide relating to the average time that it should take to complete a programme.
Details of the duration for completion, the minimum time required and the maximum time allowed are found in the Programme Specification for the course you are undertaking. It varies between 3 months and 24 months depending on the programme and level.
How am I assessed, for example, are there exams I have to sit for?
You do not have to sit for any exams. All Professional Diplomas and Diploma programmes can be assessed through multiple choice question or assignments. For all other programmes, assessments are based on discussion contributions, written assignments and worked based learning projects. You must submit each and every piece of your work through the online platform. Your online tutor will have direct access to your work to assess it.
When will I receive my course material?
As soon as your payment has been processed, you will be given a log in details to our online learning platform and you should have access to the course materials. The commencement date for a programme will be set out in the acceptance letter we send you.
What information must I provide to get accepted on a Brittany Université course?
For each course you will find information on the qualifications and/or previous work experience you must have. In the first instance, please go to the “Entry Requirements” section on the course page. Alternatively, please contact us.
Please note that many of our courses do not require any previous qualifications or experience. However, for those courses that have such requirements, please go to our “Progression Pathway” page to work out what programmes you can undertake with us.
Brittany Université has made sure it has programmes which will allow you to springboard onto the qualification you wish to attain, but do not currently have the relevant qualifications or experience to do so directly.
Brittany Université has endeavoured to make sure that if you will be able to achieve the entry requirement for any course. All you need therefore is the ambition, drive and desire to learn. We will provide you with all the materials and support you’ll need and, if for any reason you get stuck, we are here to help.
How will Brittany Université support me?
From enquiry to post graduation Brittany Université will be there to support you. We are focused on being very hands-on at every stage of your learning journey. From the date of enrolment you will have full access to our online learning platform. We truly encourage you to contact us with any query or concern, or if you need support, advice or clarification. We will provide you with the contact details of our team when you register.
Is there a timetable I need to adhere to?
There is generally no set timetable which requires you to log in at certain times each day. Courses are delivered using a web-based learning environment. The course is delivered using discussion boards that learners can access whenever it is convenient for them.
However, some courses often involve some group work where you will be expected to work with fellow learners. At the start of your course, your tutor will set a timetable outlining activities that need to be completed and a date when they should be submitted.
Is Brittany Université recognised?
Brittany Université is duly recognized as a Professional Training service provider in accordance to Article R.6351-6 of the French Employment Code, with the prefecture of the region of ILE-DE-FRANCE.
Brittany Université is, in addition, registered as a private distance learning establishment of Higher Education with the French Ministry of Education in accordance with the French Education Act – Code de l’Education Articles L 444-1 to 444-11 and R 444-1 to 444-28.
Brittany Université is also a registered member of the European Association for Distance Learning (EADL). And all its programmes are delivered in association with London Examinations Board, UK.
What study options are available through Brittany Université?
Brittany Université provides you with three options of study:
- 100% online: We are very proud of our truly interactive online learning platform which harnesses the power of social networking to make learning fun, collaborative and engaging. It is a safe and secure network for you to learn from dedicated tutors and from your online classmates.
- Blended Learning: You will have all the benefits and access to our online learning platform plus some face to face classes at locally approved Brittany Université learning centres. You will therefore receive additional tutoring and have physical classroom interaction with other learners of Brittany Université.
- Full time Classroom Learning: You will have all the benefits and access to our online learning platform plus full-time classes at a locally approved Brittany Université learning centre.
Please note we are continually adding learning centres, so please contact us if there is no Brittany Université Approved Learning Centre near you.
Do I need a computer, laptop or tablet?
For 100% online and blended delivery you will need to have (or at very least have regular access to) a computer, laptop or tablet and internet access so you can log on to our online learning management platform.
If you choose full-time classroom study, you do not need your own computer, laptop or tablet as you should have access to your local approved Brittany Université learning centre’s facilities and library. We highly recommend that you take advantage of our great online platform.
What if I do not have advanced IT skills, will I be able to use the online platform?
Don’t worry, you only need basic IT skills to find your way around our online platform.
Can I change my mind and get my money back?
Our promise to all our learners who have enrolled directly with us on a wholly distance learning basis is: If during the first 14 days of getting access to our online learning platform you are not completely happy with it we will give you a full refund. We want to make sure you are happy with our platform and learning materials. We simply ask that you contact us as soon as possible so we can deal with your matter.
For learners registered through an approved Brittany Université learning centre you need to review their refund policy and contact your centre directly.
Can I stop and start a programme?
Yes, as long as the course is completed within the default last date for completion. All programmes have dates within which they must be completed, and we have given learners enough leeway to enable them to take some time out before they must complete their course. If you need to defer the completion date further, please contact us.
What should I do if there is a change in my circumstances before or during my course?
Brittany Université is here to always assist you and we have your best interest in mind. So the first thing to do is contact us and explain the change in circumstance and how it affects you. We will do what we can to make changes to help you complete your programme. Please therefore get in touch (e.g., email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us).
How do I go about applying for a course and how soon can I begin?
Please go to the programme you wish to apply for and click on the “Enrol Now” tab. You will then need to fill in your details and complete and submit the relevant online application form.
We have monthly start dates so you can begin as soon as you have been accepted onto one of the courses and we have received full payment, the first instalment of a payment plan agreed with us or your student loan application has been received and approved. Alternatively please call us on +44 (0) 1992 676 263 and we will walk you through it.
Is there a graduation ceremony and what will my certificate look like?
For all Brittany Université qualifications, you will be receiving a jointly awarded certificate from an Awarding Organisation and/or University and Brittany Université. Certificates for all undergraduate and postgraduate degrees will come directly from the relevant partner University. For the avoidance of doubt this also include all qualifications achieved through Brittany Université’s top-up undergraduate degree and top-up postgraduate programmes. The certificates issued will be exactly the same as those issued to any full-time student. You will also be invited to attend the graduation ceremony.
Are scholarships available to reduce the cost of a course?
The price of your course will, of course, vary depending on the qualification that you choose and enrol on. The price for each course is clearly set out on our website and payment plans are available for many courses (subject to a minimum deposit). This enables you to spread the cost of your course.
From time to time Brittany Université offers scholarships and these will be posted on our website when available.
For more information on our scholarships or payment plans, please email us or call us +44 (0) 1992 676 263.
Will I be able to interact with fellow students and tutors?
Brittany Université believes that studying at home doesn’t mean studying alone! For most of our programmes, you will have access to and benefit from the support of an experienced and knowledgeable tutor. Your tutor will assess and comment on your work and provide feedback and encouragement. You are encouraged to ask questions and engage with your tutor.
Through collaborative learning, you are encouraged and will be expected to participate and share your views and experiences through the online group Discussion Forum. By being required to work with other members of your group you will all benefit from cross fertilisation of ideas and knowledge. Unless you are on the blended or full-time classroom mode, you are not required to meet up with other members of your course on a face to face basis.