In September 2007, BPP University made history by becoming the first publicly owned company in the UK to obtain degree awarding powers.
This process involved making a detailed application to the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education in the United Kingdom, which acted on behalf of the Office for Students. BPP University’s unique approach is education that is academically rigorous but also grounded in practical application that is highly relevant to our students, stakeholders and industry.
In 2020, BPP University was granted indefinite taught degree awarding powers (TDAP) under the Office for Students (OfS) new regulatory framework. The award of indefinite TDAP, which came into force on 1st September 2020 acknowledges the University’s academic integrity as a mature higher education institution with rigorous standards and academic governance.
It has around 15,000 students, studying across 13 centres, in eight locations across England and online around the world. 70% are full-time, over 84% are on postgraduate programmes.
BPP University Schools
We have four schools focusing on Law, Business and Technology, Nursing and Health.
BPP University Law School
One of the UK’s leading Law Schools, with over 25 years’ experience delivering professional legal qualifications. We are trusted by many of the most influential law firms and we train aspiring lawyers from over 150 organisations.
At the forefront of innovation in legal training, we look forwards not back. We build and shape legal careers for the future.
As the route to becoming a solicitor is changing, we are leading the way in designing a groundbreaking approach to the SQE that our clients tell us is already setting us apart from our competitors.
By focusing on employability and developing skills as lawyers, we give students the edge to secure training contracts and pupillage. Our employability statistics are a testament to this.
BPP University Law School is based in two centres in London (in the heart of ‘legal’ London in Holborn and on the Southbank at Waterloo) and centres in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds and Manchester.
BPP University Business School
BPP University Business School provides higher education for aspiring accountants, bankers and managers.
Our programmes are tailored for the needs of today’s business climate, taught by industry experts who deliver programmes at a range of levels and the School works with a wide range of professional bodies including ACCA, ICAEW, CMI, CFA, CIPD and Chartered Banker to ensure that all our programmes are directly linked to desirable professional qualifications.
BPP University School of Technology
Recognising the impact of technology on our client partners, we established a dedicated School of Technology to support our clients with their ‘digital transformation.’
We bring together our expertise in technology, analytics and financial modelling to provide high-quality training programmes.
We offer data and technology qualifications at every level, ranging from one-day short courses to levy-fundable apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships, through to Master’s level qualifications.
BPP University School of Nursing
Since 2018, the School of Nursing has been committed to delivering practical nursing and healthcare education, while striking the right balance between academic theory and practical learning. We believe the best way to become a nurse is to experience it, which is why our courses will support your professional and academic development.
Working in collaboration with key partners in the NHS and private healthcare sectors, BPP University School of Nursing aims to produce healthcare professionals who meet the needs and emotional demands of key patient groups – in fields such as Mental Health, Learning Disability, and Children and Young People. Brilliant staff are the lifeblood of the healthcare profession and we help to create them.
BPP University School of Nursing operates from our London Waterloo and Leeds centres, and from the following NHS Trust locations:
- Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
- University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
- Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital)
- Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
BPP University School of Health
BPP University School of Health provides students with the knowledge and practical skills for a professional healthcare career. Based in London, Birmingham and Manchester, BPP University School of Health provides higher education that is designed in collaboration with experts in the field. This ensures relevance and employability options for students in this section.
Our 5 step learning methodology
At BPP, all our programmes utilise our innovative learning framework, focused entirely on assessment and career success. It progresses learners through their studies in five consistent steps:
This is the stage where learners build the knowledge to underpin their programme, receiving regular feedback on their progress. They attend lectures and seminars, delivered face-to-face or by Online Classroom Live for remote, live teaching sessions.
For some courses, we have used the expert knowledge of our sectors to create learning methodologies focused on career and exam success.
Learners now apply the knowledge they have developed to real-world tasks. We replicate processes and systems used in practice and assessments to deliver our teaching including:
- Our Virtual Practice Environment (VPE), a custom-built platform simulating realistic scenarios in law firms and barristers' chambers, allows law students to practically apply their new knowledge.
- We provide exam practice platforms that simulate exams and assessments to give our learners an incredibly realistic opportunity to practice before their actual exam
- Apprenticeship programmes are built around practical missions, assignments and exercises to contextualise learning
- Nursing and Healthcare students complete clinical exercises and placements
- Data and technology students work through their programme using business simulations – real-world entrepreneurial examples and case studies to practice business building skills and using industry-standard software to apply their learning.
This helps the learner to shape and refine their understanding through discussion, testing and carrying out more advanced practical and realistic tasks. This also helps to develop valuable team-working skills.
Learners are guided through this stage with extensive support from Coaches, Programme Advisers and support teams who provide interventions to help learners at the right time, with the right level of support. They stay connected with each other on our virtual campus, BPP Community. This online platform offers a great way to take part in social events, listen to guest speakers, share interests and more.
This stage ensures learners embed their knowledge so that it can be stored in their long-term memory. It also provides plenty of opportunities to practise retrieving and applying that knowledge by completing revision tasks and tests.
Our extensive experience in delivering online education means we have a wealth of insight and understanding into the performance of our learners and the indicators we can measure to predict the likelihood of success.
By identifying these behaviours, our tutors and support team can intervene when needed and give targeted and relevant support. This results in improved completion and pass rates for our learners and feeds back into the way we deliver our courses using our Momentum methodology.
Learners will continuously pass through these different stages until they are optimally prepared for their assessments.
Alongside face-to-face assessments, we also offer a range of Digital Assessment options.