Online Business School

OBS Overview 

The Online Business School specialises in fast-tracking students to a university qualification via their range of 100% online accredited qualifications.

The OBS offers 15 undergraduate and three postgraduate diplomas. In addition, they also provide online GCSE, A-level certification and IELTS preparation. The OBS focuses on employability, with courses covering business management, finance and accounting, IT, teaching and health.

OBS’s fully-accredited online qualifications are designed around flexibility and affordability. Their level 4 and 5 course structure enables students to quickly earn enough credits to enrol directly onto the third final year of an undergraduate degree. Their Level 6 & 7 Diplomas provide a gateway to a full Master’s degree such as an MBA.

University Progression

The Online Business School delivers a range of diplomas designed to provide a pathway for students to gain a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree from UK universities.

All OBS accredited diplomas are OFQUAL recognised. This means that academic content, learning outcomes and assessment methods have been externally validated and mapped to the UK qualifications framework. The Online Business School Diplomas provide an affordable, fast-track way to gain a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree, such as a BA (Hons), MBA or MSc.

Undergraduate Pathway Example

Online Business School
Level 4 Diploma in Computing & (Level 5) Diploma in IT and E-commerce

>> Pathway progression to >>

University of Derby
Top up Final Year in Computing and Information Technology BSc (Hons)

Online Learning

All the OBS diplomas are module based. You progress at your own pace. You complete one module at a time before moving on to the next with no deadlines.

Students access all the course materials, submit assignments and interact with fellow students and tutors through their bespoke online learning platform. Students also get unlimited tutor access to ensure they are on the right track.

Accredited Certification

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OBS Certification Accreditation and Recognition


QUALIFI And OTHM – Ofqual Recognised Awarding Organisation

All of the OBS diplomas are externally awarded by Qualifif or OTHM. This external accreditation means that the certificates are mapped into the UK qualifications framework and demonstrate the learner has completed a set amount of credits at the specified level. This external validation and mapping enable students to use the OBS diplomas to fast-track their entry into undergraduate and postgraduate top-up degrees.

Online Business School – QFQUAL Recognised

All OBS accredited certificates are recognised by OFQUAL, the UK government body for academic standards in Higher education. This ensures that the OBS certificates are nationally and internationally accepted and can be used for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.


OBS courses are designed to be as flexible as possible so that students can complete the courses whilst working full time. This flexible approach with no deadlines means that students can push ahead when they have more time available to study. However, they will not be penalised when work or life events take precedence. Students can choose which order they take the course as each module is an independent learning unit.

Student Support

As the OBS is a 100% online business school, they have created a range of student support tools designed around online students. In addition, students have unlimited access to a dedicated student support team while studying. The OBS has eight student Hubs focusing on learning, professional and personal development, fitness, and wellness.


Online Business school Hubs Table


Online Resources and Support

  • Unlimited tutor support
  • Access webinars & live weekly lectures
  • Modular materials
  • Chat Room
  • Previous webinars
  • FAQ Library
  • eBook supplements
  • Resource postings
  • CV Writing tips
  • Interviews Skills
  • Psychometric tests
  • Jobs Board

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Diploma Pathways

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The Online Business School, Westwood House,
Westwood Business Park,
CV4 8HS,
United Kingdom

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