If you have no formal qualifications you probably think higher education is beyond your reach. But at GSM London we’ll take your work experience into consideration instead of your academic record — and if we like what we find, you could find yourself embarking on a life-changing learning journey.
It’s your potential we’re interested in
There are any number of reasons why you may have left school without formal qualifications. Perhaps you were facing challenges at home or dealing with health issues during your final school years. Or maybe you simply weren’t ready to give your studies the focus they deserved.
Either way, we don’t think that chapter in your life should define your future. We know there are plenty of “unqualified” people out there who have the potential to flourish in higher education — and you could be one of them.
We can learn a lot from work experience
Book a meeting with one of our course advisors and they’ll listen to your goals, consider your study options, and discuss what you’ve been up to since leaving school. By looking at your work experience in detail, they can identify the skills and personal qualities that could make you a suitable candidate for higher education.
Rest assured, our course advisors are very good at what they do — if they believe you’ve got what it takes, so should you.
Return to learning with our Foundation Year
Assuming your work experience ticks all the right boxes, we’ll then enrol you on one of our extended degree programmes featuring an integrated Foundation Year. This is designed to help you develop the academic skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed on your learning journey.
Learn more about extended degree programmes with Foundation Year >
What our students say about our entry routes onto a degree...
BSc (Hons) Business Management (with Foundation Year)
“The GSM London Foundation Year has equipped me with the tools I needed in terms of knowledge and academic mentality in order to succeed has also reflected positively in my career.”
Syed Abdal Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year)
“The Foundation Year enabled me to get on a degree without having to retake my college qualifications. I developed a number of skills, which prepared me to study for a degree.”
Have bold dreams
Not sure you’re cut out for higher education? Worried you haven’t got what it takes to study for a degree?
Watch this inspiring video and you’ll start to see things a little differently.