Student Support

Our Open Learning approach

Can I do this? The simple answer is Yes you can.

At Unitas we are committed to the principles of open learning so it doesn’t matter what qualifications you already have or if you haven’t studied for a long time. There are no specific academic entry requirements for our courses; all you need is the motivation to succeed and the commitment to the work required.

For some of our courses you may need to be employed or volunteering in a criminal justice, youth justice or allied setting, such as youth work or a third sector organisation; see our course pages for details of specific requirements.  If in doubt, please contact us to discuss your situation and the most suitable course for you.

How will I be supported?

For each module you complete with us you will be assigned a dedicated Learning Coach.  Learning Coaches are a valuable part of your study, making your learning experience a truly personal one.

Before you start, your Learning Coach will contact you to welcome you and answer any questions you have. They will then be available to support you throughout the module, by phone, email, text or video calls, whichever you prefer and on times and dates which suit you.

Your Learning Coach will:

  • Provide advice and guidance on course content and on the best ways for you to study
  • Help you to plan and prepare for assignments
  • Mark and provide detailed, constructive feedback on your assignments.

Our Learning Coaches are highly experienced in the youth and criminal justice systems as well as having expertise in supporting learning, and so are adept at helping students learn and progress.

Our Student Support Team

If you ever need practical and technical assistance or other advice on your course, then our Student Support team are on hand to help.

“The Unitas Student Support team are here to help with any questions you have about distance learning. We can advise you on course structure, content and cost, as well as taking time to talk through the best options for you as an individual. Contact the team by phone Monday to Friday, or by email at any time. If you would like to find out more about what Unitas has to offer, we’d love to hear from you!”

What our students say

Meet one of our Learning Coaches

What our students say

Meet one of our Student Support Coordinators

“For many students, the biggest hurdle is the prospect of studying after not having done so for a number of years; they worry about the amount of time they need to commit and juggling their studies with work and family life. The best advice I can give is don’t be scared of taking it on; give yourself time, plan well, use the expertise of your Learning Coach to check you are going in the right direction, and always ask for assistance if needed – we are here to help.”

Lynn Evans, Student Support Coordinator

What our students say

“The support I have received so far has been amazing. Both from the team at Unitas office and my learning Coach. My learning coach is supportive, encouraging, patient, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humour.

I love the ease I can fit my studies in around work and family commitments.  I’ve now completed my first TMA and although it was hard work I loved it and was brilliantly supported by my learning coach.   The Unitas App is excellent. Everything you need is included and supporting material is of a high standard. Its all broken up into achievable parts you just need to follow the course calendar.”

Warwick – Crime, Criminology & Criminal Justice student

What our Sponsoring organisations say

“I found Unitas and yourself very helpful with any queries I had … you are one of the very few Training Providers that informed us that all our staff had completed their qualification which I was also very grateful for having as even though we sponsor many staff to undertake qualifications, we are rarely informed by the provider of their results”

Debbie, Senior Learning & Development Coordinator – Learning & Development Team. Ceredigion County Council