Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Axial International College
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Axial International College
1. What is Edexcel BTEC?
Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK’s largest awarding body, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to more than 25,000 schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and in over 100 countries worldwide. Qualifications include GCSE, BTEC suite of vocational qualifications, among others.
BTEC stands for the Business and Technology Education Council. BTECs are specialist work-related qualifications (vocational). They combine practical learning with subject and theory content.
2. Why follow BTEC route to degree level?
- BTEC programmes are internationally recognized and therefore provide a variety of progression opportunities, not only to our affiliated universities.
- BTEC programmes are structured based on credits, therefore ease of credit transfer to other institutions.
- BTEC provides exposure to vocational qualification (practical learning) as opposed to pure theoretical learning.
- Through BTEC route, students acquire a Higher National Diploma award at the end of the second year from UK and the degree award at the end of the 3rd year, thus 2 awards for the same programme.
- Employers recognition (Qualifications are developed and improved with industry constantly)
- Professional bodies recognition (Qualifications are developed in consultation with relevant professional bodies)
3. Which universities does Axial International College collaborate with?
University of Derby (UK), Sunderland University (UK and Kenya), Middlesex University (UK, Dubai, Kenya and Mauritius), Uclan University of Central Lancashire, Texila American University (South America), APG Shimla University (India), Franklin University (USA) and Bronston Canadian Academy (Canada)
4. How are programmes run at Axial International College?
Classes are scheduled from Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm for regular students and 5pm to 8pm weekdays, 9am to 5pm on Saturdays for part-time students, mostly working people.
5. How long does the programme take to completion?
Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes, equivalent to the first 2 years of university education, take 2 years (6 terms) and thereafter students can progress to their final degree year. Some degree programmes may however take more than 3 years.
6. What are the admission requirements?
- 2 Principal passes at ‘A’ level or International Baccalaureate(IB) Diploma or Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)- Canada
- Division 1 at ‘O’ level or Cambridge IGCSE/GCE
- Certificate from a recognized institution
7. When are the intakes?
January, June and September
8. What support is available for students?
There is a dedicated office for students’ support. This office deals with all students’ issues and also acts as a guiding and counseling unit for the institution. The office also monitors students while at the college and handles students disciplinary and/or performance related issues. The office also has all parents/sponsors contacts incase parents/sponsors need to be informed of anything urgent.
9. How are the programmes monitored to ensure quality of service?
Our programmes are monitored and inspected by the same body that inspects BTEC programmes in the UK. Every programme is inspected twice a year by inspectors from UK. Based on the reports given by the inspectors, Axial International College is doing exemplary well as per their standards. These reports are available to the public on request.
10. What does the student get after the first 2 years at the college?
After successful completion of the first two years, students are issued with Higher National Diploma (HND) certificates from UK ready to join their final top-up degree year in either one of our affiliated universities or any other university worldwide that recognizes the BTEC HND qualification.
11. Can the student get a certificate after the first year?
Yes. Students can also get certificates after the first year called Higher National Certificate (HNC) equivalent to year 1 of university education and thereafter can progress to second year form any university that recognizes BTEC HNC qualification.
12. Are students assisted in progressing to their final year to any of the affiliated universities?
Depending on the university selected, students are assisted to complete the progression in liaison with the selected university. Students are always urged to contact the registrar/marketing department for information on their selected universities.
13. Can someone join with year 11 results/O’ Level?
Yes. Axial International College has a 1 year Foundation/Bridging programme which prepares students for entry onto the HND programmes. The Foundation programme is also suitable for students who have completed year 13 /A’ level but whose results/grades don’t qualify them direct entry onto HND programme. A certificate is issued upon completion of this programme.
14. What is the application process?
a. Complete the application form (available at the institution or at www.axial.co.ug)
b. Provide 2 passport size photographs
c. Provide certified copies of your academic credentials
d. Make application fee payment of USD 350/- payable to the Accounts Office or by cash deposit direct to the college account or by cheque payment to AXIAL INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE. (See a/c details below)
Uganda Shilling Account:
i. A/c Name: Axial International College
ii. A/c No: 200351200016
iii. Bank: CBA
iv. Branch: Nakasero
US dollar Account:
v. A/c Name: Axial International College
vi. A/c No: 200351200023
vii. Bank: CBA
viii. Branch: Nakasero
e. Submit items a-d above to the college reception
15. How much is the tuition fees?
Contact Axial International College for a full breakdown of the tuition and other fees
16. How does the institution support students who cannot afford full tuition fees?
• Axial International College is currently offering a 40% scholarship to all students. Therefore, students are only required to pay 60% of their full tuition fees.
• Normal institution workload is 3 units per term. However, for students who cannot afford the already discounted rate, they are encouraged to take less than the normal workload and pay less than the stipulated term fees. They can take more units at later terms depending on their capabilities.
17. Which courses/programmes are available at Axial International College?
Course available includes;
• Business and Law
• Information Technology
• Hospitality Management
• Travel and Tourism
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
• Short professional Courses (between 1 and 3 months)
18. How does Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) run?
OSSD programme is offered through Bronston Canadian Academy. It is an internationally acceptable entry requirement into universities in Canada, USA and Europe. The OSSD curriculum is international, broad-based as it’s delivered according to the standards of the Ministry of Education of Ontario Canada. The programme is suitable for both sciences and arts students.