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I was not going to write this review but thought I really should to raise awareness. I joined OBS last year (July 2016). At the start it was great, as everything they told me was false. If it sounds too good to be true then maybe it is, I paid £990 assuming I would be able to get a business management level 4 and 5 qualifications. So, when I started I studied all their content on their website and took my tests I passed the tests, then I was given the assignments and that's when my problems started. I was told I SHOULD COMPLETE ALL 16 ASSIGNMENTS AT ONCE SEND THEM FOR MARKING. I was confused at first, I thought it was a misunderstanding so I asked for a second time I was told the same thing. I'd never heard of such a ridiculous policy before, So I thought if I cover all the information required surely it would not be a problem I would pass. I started writing my assignments it took me around 9 months roughly as I had to working as well at the time. So, comes August 2017 I completed all my assignments and sent them. I was told I will need to give chose one to get marked so I chose an assignment and it was sent for marking. I received the assignment and it came back as a fail, so I done it again making sure I had covered everything and taken into consideration the comments made by the marker in the feedback. The second time I submitted it, I was sure I had covered everything required, I pointed out all their big major mistakes they have made in their assignments briefs and booklets throughout all the assignments. I was offered a free hour session with a tutor as an apology, I accepted it and thought maybe it would clarify what I am doing wrong as the tutor I had the session with was the assignment marker. During my conversation, I had told him I was not happy with his feedback as all the assignments I had completed were done according to the assignment brief criteria following the indicative content and all the guidelines and requirements stated by OBS. The marker told me I should have picked an easier assignment for my first assignment. After this comment, I had mentioned I have completed all my assignments and done them accordingly to what I had been told to do by OBS, I mentioned the policy about all the assignments being marked together, the tutor (who is the marker) thought I had a misunderstanding as that is not their policy, as it would make no sense to why a student would be left to do 16 assignments without a clue of knowing if they are doing it correct or not. I told him I was 100% sure as I have emails stating this and it wasn’t once I was told this. I received an email from Sam asking me about my feedback for the tutor, I told him I was happy with the service I received as he was helpful and explained what was wrong in detail, I also mentioned that the tutor thought the policy about all the assignments being marked at once is not correct. I receive an email from Sam stating that is not their policy, I was SHOCKED AS I SPENT NEARLY 1 YEAR COMPLETEING THE ASSIGNMENTS with the thought of knowing everything I have done so far has not been marked. I asked how can this even be a mistake? Sam asked me to send him emails of where OBS had stated that all the assignments should be submitted at once. I sent him emails sent By Yusaf stating you will need to complete one assignment send it away for marking once it has passed you will need to send the remaining (15) assignments together, I asked if I could send them Individually I was told no as their policy is to send all the assignments together. I sent Sam an email of an email he sent me himself stating the other 15 assignments will be marked once my first one has passed. Two people told me this policy clearly, how can it be an accident? it's obvious it was deliberate. I was offered 3 free submissions as a kind gesture for the misunderstanding, I remained polite and just accepted the offer. I was honestly not happy that I wasted nearly 1 year working hard for nothing. My first assignment has been resubmitted 4 times and so far, it has cost me nothing as I was given 3 free submissions its £65 for each re submission, if I was not given the free resubmissions it would have cost me £195, if I resubmit is again it will be the 5th time paying £260 for 1 assignment in other words and it still may not pass. I have previously studied my first year at university in 2014 I passed my first year, I can 100% assure you I have done the work according to the requirements of ATHE based on the material OBS has provided me. I did not have any difficulties at university I passed and it was 10 times easier than ATHE assignments (which OBS use), the reason for this is because the way OBS gives information about the assignments to students is designed to make students fail the assignment multiple times, the reason is obvious to make thousands off each student in re submissions. When I was given the assignment OBS told to write 3000-5000 WORDS in that email they did not tell me I could add more if it was required, this information was written in small writing in the middle of a booklet which I learnt after my first submission. This is obviously another tactic of theirs that leads students down the road of failure, right now my assignment has OVER 11,000 WORDS and it still hasn't passed. I personally think all these assignments require over 15,000 WORDS to pass, based on the REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE NO WHERE TO BE SEEN ON THE ASSIGNMENT BRIEFS or ATHE guidelines, all the information you are expected to write about is not in any of the questions you will be told to do a few things each time the assignment fails. All their assignments are ATHE assignments however what OBS require is way above the standards of ATHE. OBS are very helpful and polite when you are signing up all their information is lies, I was even told I could apply for university at any time throughout the year, which is not true, YOU CAN NOT APPLY FOR UNIVERSITIES THROUGH OBS THE STUDENT MUST DO IT DIRECTLY THROUGH UCAS OR THE UNIVERSITY. The amounts of lies I have been told by OBS is seriously out of control, I honestly do not think anyone has ever passed their course with a £1000, even in the student forums on the OBS website they are all dead, all the conversations seem as if the students are confused. I understand the fact £1000 is very cheap for a level 4 and 5 diplomas, but it’s not actually s £1000 pound it’s more like £5000 if you want to pass. I would honestly recommend everyone to stay away from OBS you will be let down and probably end up giving up, all they clearly care about is money not the students. It would be so much better if they just priced their diplomas at the price they want instead of putting people though hell and up for failure. REMEMBER THIS IS NOT A UNIVERSITY WHICH AIMS TO HELP STUDENTS ACHIEVE, THIS IS AN ONLINE SCHOOL WHICH AIMS TO MAKE AS MUCH MONEY AS THEY CAN OUT OF THEIR CUSTOMERS. If I could choose again I would 100% prefer to pay £9000 without having to do extra work and be given a fail over being under pressure and stress to not even pass. I think this school will knock down your confidence is you are new to university levels ir you are an adult who has decided to come back to education. My reveiw has been 100% honest I have not lie about a single thing I have written in the review.

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I was not going to write this review but thought I really should to raise awareness. I joined OBS last year (July 2016). At the start it was great, as everything they told me was false. If it sounds too good to be true then maybe it is, I paid £990 assuming I would be able to get a business management level 4 and 5 qualifications. So, when I started I studied all their content on their website and took my tests I passed the tests, then I was given the assignments and that's when my problems started. I was told I SHOULD COMPLETE ALL 16 ASSIGNMENTS AT ONCE SEND THEM FOR MARKING. I was confused at first, I thought it was a misunderstanding so I asked for a second time I was told the same thing. I'd never heard of such a ridiculous policy before, So I thought if I cover all the information required surely it would not be a problem I would pass. I started writing my assignments it took me around 9 months roughly as I had to working as well at the time. So, comes August 2017 I completed all my assignments and sent them. I was told I will need to give chose one to get marked so I chose an assignment and it was sent for marking. I received the assignment and it came back as a fail, so I done it again making sure I had covered everything and taken into consideration the comments made by the marker in the feedback. The second time I submitted it, I was sure I had covered everything required, I pointed out all their big major mistakes they have made in their assignments briefs and booklets throughout all the assignments. I was offered a free hour session with a tutor as an apology, I accepted it and thought maybe it would clarify what I am doing wrong as the tutor I had the session with was the assignment marker. During my conversation, I had told him I was not happy with his feedback as all the assignments I had completed were done according to the assignment brief criteria following the indicative content and all the guidelines and requirements stated by OBS. The marker told me I should have picked an easier assignment for my first assignment. After this comment, I had mentioned I have completed all my assignments and done them accordingly to what I had been told to do by OBS, I mentioned the policy about all the assignments being marked together, the tutor (who is the marker) thought I had a misunderstanding as that is not their policy, as it would make no sense to why a student would be left to do 16 assignments without a clue of knowing if they are doing it correct or not. I told him I was 100% sure as I have emails stating this and it wasn’t once I was told this. I received an email from Sam asking me about my feedback for the tutor, I told him I was happy with the service I received as he was helpful and explained what was wrong in detail, I also mentioned that the tutor thought the policy about all the assignments being marked at once is not correct. I receive an email from Sam stating that is not their policy, I was SHOCKED AS I SPENT NEARLY 1 YEAR COMPLETEING THE ASSIGNMENTS with the thought of knowing everything I have done so far has not been marked. I asked how can this even be a mistake? Sam asked me to send him emails of where OBS had stated that all the assignments should be submitted at once. I sent him emails sent By Yusaf stating you will need to complete one assignment send it away for marking once it has passed you will need to send the remaining (15) assignments together, I asked if I could send them Individually I was told no as their policy is to send all the assignments together. I sent Sam an email of an email he sent me himself stating the other 15 assignments will be marked once my first one has passed. Two people told me this policy clearly, how can it be an accident? it's obvious it was deliberate. I was offered 3 free submissions as a kind gesture for the misunderstanding, I remained polite and just accepted the offer. I was honestly not happy that I wasted nearly 1 year working hard for nothing. My first assignment has been resubmitted 4 times and so far, it has cost me nothing as I was given 3 free submissions its £65 for each re submission, if I was not given the free resubmissions it would have cost me £195, if I resubmit is again it will be the 5th time paying £260 for 1 assignment in other words and it still may not pass. I have previously studied my first year at university in 2014 I passed my first year, I can 100% assure you I have done the work according to the requirements of ATHE based on the material OBS has provided me. I did not have any difficulties at university I passed and it was 10 times easier than ATHE assignments (which OBS use), the reason for this is because the way OBS gives information about the assignments to students is designed to make students fail the assignment multiple times, the reason is obvious to make thousands off each student in re submissions. When I was given the assignment OBS told to write 3000-5000 WORDS in that email they did not tell me I could add more if it was required, this information was written in small writing in the middle of a booklet which I learnt after my first submission. This is obviously another tactic of theirs that leads students down the road of failure, right now my assignment has OVER 11,000 WORDS and it still hasn't passed. I personally think all these assignments require over 15,000 WORDS to pass, based on the REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE NO WHERE TO BE SEEN ON THE ASSIGNMENT BRIEFS or ATHE guidelines, all the information you are expected to write about is not in any of the questions you will be told to do a few things each time the assignment fails. All their assignments are ATHE assignments however what OBS require is way above the standards of ATHE. OBS are very helpful and polite when you are signing up all their information is lies, I was even told I could apply for university at any time throughout the year, which is not true, YOU CAN NOT APPLY FOR UNIVERSITIES THROUGH OBS THE STUDENT MUST DO IT DIRECTLY THROUGH UCAS OR THE UNIVERSITY. The amounts of lies I have been told by OBS is seriously out of control, I honestly do not think anyone has ever passed their course with a £1000, even in the student forums on the OBS website they are all dead, all the conversations seem as if the students are confused. I understand the fact £1000 is very cheap for a level 4 and 5 diplomas, but it’s not actually s £1000 pound it’s more like £5000 if you want to pass. I would honestly recommend everyone to stay away from OBS you will be let down and probably end up giving up, all they clearly care about is money not the students. It would be so much better if they just priced their diplomas at the price they want instead of putting people though hell and up for failure. REMEMBER THIS IS NOT A UNIVERSITY WHICH AIMS TO HELP STUDENTS ACHIEVE, THIS IS AN ONLINE SCHOOL WHICH AIMS TO MAKE AS MUCH MONEY AS THEY CAN OUT OF THEIR CUSTOMERS. If I could choose again I would 100% prefer to pay £9000 without having to do extra work and be given a fail over being under pressure and stress to not even pass. I think this school will knock down your confidence is you are new to university levels ir you are an adult who has decided to come back to education. My reveiw has been 100% honest I have not lie about a single thing I have written in the review.

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  • Good teaching methods and quite intense for part time study.

    A professional and an interactive platform for learning. Which was good and beneficial.
    • Academic8.94
    • Students life9.4
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