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Career Focus: What is Pathways Extra?

When you’re considering studying abroad, you might come across a lot of new and unfamiliar phrases and course names that can be confusing!
Whether it’s the term “pathway course” (which is a degree preparation course for international students who want to study at a university abroad) or “Russell Group” (which is a group of prestigious research-intensive UK universities), there is a lot to take in.
For example, have you heard of Pathways Extra? Offered only by Kaplan, you might have seen it mentioned here and there and be curious about what it means. If so, make sure you read on to learn everything you need to know about Pathways Extra and how it can help you get ready for your degree and your future career.

What is Pathways Extra?

Pathways Extra is an exclusive online resource just for Kaplan Pathways alumni. If you have completed a pathway course at one of our UK colleges and are preparing to progress to your chosen university, then you will benefit from access to these fantastic materials. There are lots of ways it can help you continue to prepare for your degree and develop your employability skills.
You can access Pathways Extra on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which you will have become familiar with during your pathway course, so you’ll find it very easy to use!

What are the benefits of Pathways Extra?

Our support doesn’t end when your pathway course does, and there are lots of reasons to take advantage of Pathways Extra! From developing the skills you learnt on your pathway course to gaining professional qualifications that will help you stand out to employers, you can find all sorts of resources to help you progress academically and professionally before you even start your degree.
Here are some top benefits:

  • Find out how to prepare for university life
  • Gain professional qualifications in valuable subject areas, such as entrepreneurship and new technologies in business
  • Set career goals and build a professional network
  • Develop important time-management skills
  • Carry on building knowledge of your favourite subjects
  • Test and refine your language and academic skills
  • Continue keeping a record of all your new skills and achievements in your online portfolio

What do students say about it?

It’s important that we continue to develop Pathways Extra to ensure that it meets our students’ needs — that’s why we conducted a survey to find out what they think of it!

91% said: 

all completed learning materials were ‘good’ or ‘very good’

It’s great to see that so many of our students enjoy using Pathways Extra — so, why not join them and get started on preparing for your future?

Study a pathway course and discover Pathways Extra

Hopefully you now have a better understanding of Pathways Extra and the benefits it can bring you!
Of course, if you want to take advantage of Pathways Extra, you’ll have to take a pathway course first! If you’re interested in studying a degree at a top UK university but don’t quite meet the entry requirements for direct admission, you can study a pathway course and progress to your chosen degree when you pass with the required grades and good attendance.
You can get in touch with our expert education advisers to discuss your study options — they will be happy to help!

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