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Academic Partners

Western International College ONLINE, partners with the following reputable accredited institutions in providing globally recognised qualifications at all levels ranging from Certificates, Diplomas and both undergraduate and postgraduate Degrees.


The University of Bolton (UOB), UK is a teaching intensive, research informed higher education institution whose distinctive high quality, learner-focused, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes attract applications from all over the world. It offers an exciting and challenging learner experience with high levels of proactive learner support and with excellent facilities which match the quality of its academic provision.
The University aims to provide a high-quality, teaching-environment that provides individualised support and unique opportunities to develop the skills and interests of learners, offering a friendly and supportive atmosphere and class sizes to enhance learning.
Staff from the Off-campus Division supports UOB Partners, Academic Faculties and Schools to review partnership enquiries, appraise operations (due diligence), present partnership proposals for strategic and academic approval and manage approved collaborative partnerships, guided by the university’s Collaborative Provision Strategy. Each Academic Partner has an Academic Partnership Manager from the Off-campus Division and each programme has a Link Tutor from the respective Academic School. The Off-campus Division is external to, but works closely with, the university’s Standards and Enhancement Office.


ATHE is a global awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and other UK and international regulators. ATHE has a strong brand presence across the globe. ATHE offers a wide portfolio of vocationally orientated and internationally recognised qualifications – such as business and management, law, computing and healthcare. ATHE qualifications are recognized not only as standalone qualifications but also as progression pathways to relevant Bachelor’s and Master’s Top Up degrees by a growing number of UK and international Universities, providing significant tertiary education opportunities for learners. ATHE qualifications also have direct comparisons to international qualifications so a qualification achieved through ATHE is recognised in countries across the world. This is important in supporting mobility of labour and will provide opportunities to apply for progression to other qualifications or for employment in other parts of the world.

Following programs from ATHE will be offered through WINC Online:

  • ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management
  • ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management
  • ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management