You don’t need to head off to university to get a degree! There are a lot of reasons why studying a university level qualification at a local college could be even better.
Don’t miss out on enrolment this September, come along and get ready for studying higher.
|Smaller class sizes|
At college you learn in smaller groups than at a university, making the learning environment more personable, productive and engaging.
|Close to home|
If you want to stay local and live at home to reduce your living and travel costs, there will be a local college right on your doorstep offering university level courses.
Whether you study at an FE college or at a university, you still graduate with a higher education qualification. A college can also offer lots of part-time opportunities or shorter qualifications, such as a foundation degree or HND which can be topped up to a degree at a later date.
|Flexible study options|
Our wide range of part-time, full-time and distance learning study options allow flexible learning and studying in stages. You can even study while working.
|Diverse student community |
Colleges attract students from all ages and all backgrounds so has a much wider student population than a university.
|Links with local employers|
Colleges work closely with local employers to enhance your learning with industry-linked projects and to ensure your qualification meets employer demands.
|Value for money |
Colleges usually charge lower fees than universities making higher education more affordable and better value for money.
If you studied a further education course at a college, progressing to a university level course in the same familiar environment is an easier transition than heading to university, and allows continuity.
Colleges can offer more individual support, particularly if you are from a non-academic background, so you can overcome any barriers and achieve your full potential.
|Reflect on local economy |
University level qualifications at a college can be tailored to the demands of the local economy, giving you work specific skills for the local jobs market.