• Alexandr Kanivets National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine
Keywords: distance education; distance training of philologists of foreign languages; Undergraduate level; the Bachelor training.


The peculiarities of the distance training of the philologists-Bachelors of foreign languages in the UK have been analyzed in the article.

The peculiarities of the structure of British higher education that has been standardized by the special standard (Framework for Higher Educational Qualifications) have been identified. According to this standard British education has eight levels. First three levels of the FHEQ are occupied by the secondary education. The Higher National Certificate occupies the fourth level and the Higher National Diploma — the fifth level of the FHEQ. The Bachelor degree refers to the sixth level of the FHEQ. The Master degree corresponds to the seventh level and PhD — to the eighth level of the Framework for Higher Educational Qualifications.

The author has proved that the Open University carries three level training of the philologists of foreign languages. Depending on a chosen program Undergraduates are awarded either with the degrees of Bachelors of Arts (Honours) in foreign languages or with the Higher National Certificates or the Higher National Diplomas in foreign languages. So, in British higher education there are special practice-oriented programs leading to Certificates or Diplomas.

The program of training of Bachelors of Arts in foreign languages has been profoundly analyzed. It has been revealed that the training process is based on the principles of flexibility and variety. As a rule, distance programs have didactical tools in which they distinguish three blocks: an informative and content, a communicative, a control. Lecturers of the Open University provide the content of an informative-content block and a control block while specialists of other Departments are responsible for functioning of a communicative block.

In authors opinion future researches should be directed at the peculiarities of the methodological organization of distance training of philologists of foreign languages.


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Author Biography

Alexandr Kanivets, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine

Alexandr Kanivets, Ph.D. in Pedagogy, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine e-mail:

How to Cite
Kanivets, A. (2017). THE DISTANCE EDUCATION OF PHILOLOGISTS-BACHELORS IN GREAT BRITAIN. Professional Education: Methodology, Theory and Technologies, (4), 58-70. Retrieved from