Online Learning: How Will I Study?

How will I study online?

We understand learning online is likely to be very different to your previous study experiences, at school, college, or on-campus at a university. But there's no need to worry - we provide all the resources and support you'll need to thrive with us, at Arden.

Get a better idea of how your study experience at Arden will look. See some of the resources we provide to help you study online and achieve your goal.

ilearn - Your Digital Campus in the Cloud

Once you've registered, you'll have access to our powerful online learning platform, ilearn. It's your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, library and diary rolled into one.

It gives you access to everything you need, including:

  • your modules, assignments and assessments
  • all the tutorials and study resources you'll need
  • contact information for your module tutors
  • engaging forums - interact, debate and spark new ways of thinking
  • your schedule information, with key dates and deadlines
  • career support, to guide you toward your dream role

When you enrol, you’ll also receive access to Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), so you’ll have all the tools you need to read your emails and complete your assessments.


ilearn puts the student first, giving them the control and support they need from enrolment to graduation.



Take a Tour of iLearn

Whatever your learning style, ilearn has been designed for you. Its responsive design means you can access it from a desktop, tablet or mobile device with an internet connection.

Find out how simple our online learning platform is for yourself - take our guided tour of ilearn

Studying Your Course 

Our courses are broken down into study blocks consisting of modules. You’ll have four study blocks per year.

In those first three study blocks of the year, you’ll have the freedom to study one module, or two modules simultaneously.


Studying Your Modules

Each module is then broken down into lessons within the ilearn module dashboard.

Your typical lesson features reading materials, interactive activities and discussion via a forum. There are often live online tutorials too - we always record them, so don't worry if you can't make it.

All of your assessment information can be found in ilearn too. This is where you'll see your assessment deadlines. So, you're free to work through your course modules in the way that suits you best, at your own pace.

When you’ve completed a study block, you’ll have the freedom to move on to the next or pause to take a break. Here, at Arden, we give you the flexibility to take time away from your studies without you having to worry about falling behind.

Want to find out more about how you might be assessed on your course? Take a look at our ‘How Will I Be Assessed?’ page for more information.

digital library

Arden Library - Our Extensive Digital Library

Worried about the thought of spending lots of money on course reading materials? Or making time to get down to your local library? You don't have to be with Arden Library.

Our extensive digital library gives you instant access to everything you need to excel on your course. All online, all in one place. It includes:

  • more than 7,000 eBooks 
  • thousands more journal titles
  • a range of academic and industry databases

Want to find out more? Visit Arden Library to discover all the resources you'll have access to when you start your studies.