Higher Education

At Activate Learning we offer a range of higher education qualifications from HNCs and HNDs to Foundation Degrees and top-ups for BA and BSc Degrees. 



Recognised for our focus on employability by the Quality Assurance Agency, our courses can lead directly to employment, connect you with local businesses through work experience, and provide the practical knowledge and skills you need to hit the ground running when entering the workforce.

Our Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Diplomas (HND) are awarded by Pearson. Additionally, our Foundation degrees, PGCE and BA/BSc top-up programmes are awarded by partner universities, including: 

  • Oxford Brookes
  • Kingston University
  • University of Reading
  • Middlesex University 

Activate Learning has also been awarded Silver Status by the government in their Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) assessment.

The advantages of self-directed study

  • You can save time and money by studying from home, instead of travelling to campus.
  • We have a range of part-time and full-time options so you can balance your course with other commitments.
  • You'll receive a personalised learning experience, thanks to smaller class sizes.
  • Practical work opportunities, supported by employers, external organisations and/or professional practitioners to enhance students’ employability.
  • Learn your way through our wide variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods, designed to develop communication, problem-solving and teamwork.
  • Gain access to learning support through a dedicated team of HE tutors