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Come and study a university level qualification with us!

With flexible, affordable and industry-focused university level qualifications, we can offer you a unique higher education experience.

High achievement rates

Our pass rates for foundation degrees and HNCs and HNDs have been consistently high over the last three years and are currently 92%.

*based on academic year 2015-16

Great progression

95% of our higher education students are employed or in further study 6 months after completing their programme.

*DHLE 2015/16, based on respondents of the independent Destination of Leavers Survey

Preparing you for highly-skilled employment

We are in the top 10% nationally for highly-skilled graduate employment.

*The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework 2017

Relevant qualifications

90% of our higher education students agree that their course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt.

*NSS 2017

University partnership

We offer foundation degree programmes, and extended programmes leading to BSc (Hons) in science, in partnership with the University of Sunderland.

Industry-focused courses

Our university-level qualifications are aligned to the needs of the regional business community to produce highly skilled graduates to emerging employment sectors such as advanced manufacturing and engineering, automotive, sustainable construction, digital technologies and media, health and well-being, and professional and business services.

High quality teaching

93% of our higher education students agree that staff are good at explaining things.

*NSS 2017

Fantastic support

Curriculum Liaison Officers provide our higher education students with a range of planned and drop-in information and digital literacy skills workshops including sessions on Havard Referencing.