In 1997 just 1.7% of the world population had access to the internet, today that figure stands at just over 50%, with at least 3 billion now connected. Distance learning has moved with the times too with most people now choosing to go online to study, instead of taking a traditional correspondence course.
Formed in 1997 we are now celebrating our 20th anniversary in a business dedicated to delivering professional learning courses to the adult population of the UK and beyond. By taking advantage of the internet’s accessibility and constantly refining our services we can guarantee you will enjoy the finest learning experience.
The content of our courses has always been of the highest quality and we focus on more regulated (Ofqual listed) courses, which have strict external quality controls. You can be confident that your course will be current, accurate and relevant to the sector.
PEARL is our virtual learning environment which has a touch of genius about it. It is innovative, unique, and has revolutionised the learning experience. You will thoroughly enjoy and get the most out of your course.
We recognise that support and assessment plays a key part in keeping you on the right track throughout your learning journey. We carefully select assessors that are qualified, knowledgeable and care about their students.
The funding of your course fees can be a challenge and we do our utmost to assist you. A small deposit can secure an interest free monthly payment plan. Alternatively, you may qualify for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. Backed by the Government, this scheme only triggers the monthly repayment process when you’ve finished your course and earning over £21,000 p.a.
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In recent years business acquisitions have added to our regional training facilities. Dimensions Training Solutions now heads up a well-established apprenticeship division and last year was awarded Ofsted GRADE - GOOD.
Support from ourselves doesn’t stop when your course is complete. Immediately finding you a new job is a priority for the Careers Training division. Experienced managers and support staff have been engaged to guarantee that you’re given the expert advice you need to start your new career. As a respected training provider we have secured outstanding corporate partners who value the skills that Stonebridge graduates can bring to their business.
From modest beginnings in 1997, Stonebridge Associated Colleges has grown to become one of the UK’s leading online training companies. We now employ 150 people, working towards one common goal: to provide first-class training and job support, which will empower you to attain your dream career.