Opus Learning

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Study Online in Business, Management and Leadership. Opus Learning is a UK-based online distance learning provider, offering Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) approved qualifications. Our courses and programmes offer: - Complete flexibility - Online tutor support - Competitive fees - Immediate access - Internationally recognised qualifications - Potential progression to university With Opus Learning, you can enrol and study anytime, anyplace, enabling you to fit your study around other commitments. That does not imply that you have to study on your own. Full tutor support is provided throughout, while interaction with your fellow students is easy thanks to our secure learning domain.


Opus Learning is a UK-based online learning provider. We offer a wide range of business-focused courses and qualifications, ranging from single credits all the way up to HND level. You can enrol and study at any time and from any place, so you can easily fit your study with us around your other life and work commitments. We'll help you to study the way you want to.

Each of our courses is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and carries real academic credits; the kind that count with employers, professional bodies and universities. Our offers fast-track membership to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

All of our courses are newly designed and published as self-contained interactive online study units. If learning online is your preferred style, you'll have full access to all course materials through your own personalised secure learning environment. If it's a blend you're after, study online and from the downloadable study texts we also provide at no extra cost.

Full tutor support is provided throughout, while interaction with your fellow students is easy thanks to our innovative learning environment.

Whether you're aiming for university qualifications, to boost your promotion prospects, or simply to develop your knowledge base, Opus Learning has a course for you.

Master's Programmes


Online Learning through Opus Learning

Opus Learning delivers all its HNC, HND and PDA course units online. It is therefore a prerequisite that all Opus students have a reliable Internet connection.

Opus delivers ALL the materials that a student requires to study and hopefully pass the assessments for the units of a course. These materials are delivered as:

  • a complete set of integrated web pages in an online learning environment;
  • PDF versions of the core learning materials.

The latter means that students can do much of their study offline, and from paper if they wish to print the materials, though there are interactive features within the web pages that make it essential to do part of this study online. These features include:

  • Building up a Digital Workbook through inputting to the many Reflective Activities in the core learning materials;
  • Completing the case or essay questions in the various summative assessments in most of the units.

Tutor contact is also facilitated online through the 'ticket-based' Helpdesk, which allows Opus to formally track all communications between student and tutor.

A cut-down version of the unit 'Economics: An Introduction' can be viewed at the Opus Learning web site:https://www.opuslearning.comThis unit is part of the set of units from the HNC and HND in Business. Access is through self-registration. A full 'show case' site is available for potential Opus Learning partners.


Assessment of the units is generally through open-book assignment undertaken within a limited time window, with submissions submitted online. There are some exceptions to this where closed-book, time constrained examinations are used.

This latter mechanism is used for the HNC level Graded Units as this is dictated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority - the SQA. The HND Graded Units are assessed by Project work.

Assessment strategies can change over time, and Opus Learning will work towards ensuring that their assessment strategy meets the requirements of the SQA, but that it develops to suit the needs of online distance learning. For example, Opus Learning will look to use the portfolio of reflective inputs, built up through the Digital Work Book 'reflections', to assess students.

Student Life

Why YOU come first

For many people, career progression is the main reason for embarking on a distance learning course - but there are many others:

  • Desire to access universities
  • Desire to change careers altogether
  • Self-improvement

Whatever your reasons, you'll find the kind of flexible learning we offer is your pathway to a better future.

How an Opus Learning course could change YOUR life

Workers today can expect to have 14 jobs over the course of their career. In such a transient market, it's vital to have a relevant, competitive skill set.

By choosing to embark upon an online distance learning course with Opus Learning, you will gain the kind of knowledge and skills that will put you ahead of the competition. And with five people chasing every job in the UK, standing out is more important than ever.

We have a selection of business-focused courses up to diploma level and each allows you to put yourself - and your career - first.

  • Gain nationally and internationally recognised qualifications
  • Fast track progression
  • Career advancement
  • Promotion
  • Increased earnings
  • Job security
  • Professional development

With Opus Learning, your future is in your own hands. Learn how, when and where you want and embrace your full potential.


Each of our courses is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and carries real academic credits; the kind that count with employers, professional bodies and universities. Our HND in Business course acts as the perfect gateway to completing your degree at participating UK universities. Our Diploma in Management and Leadership offers fast-track membership to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.