Access to Higher Education, Higher Nationals and Postgraduate Qualifications
At the College, we offer an exciting range of foundation degrees and Higher Education (HE) programmes that can take your career prospects and professional ability to the next level. We offer impartial Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) every step of the way, to help you get one step closer to your life goal.
Many of our courses are validated by highly respected universities and our progression partnerships in education and industry can help you to move on to work-related employment and graduate or postgraduate study. This could be through one of our Access to Higher Education, work-related Level 3 or 4 courses, or one of our foundation degrees.
You will also be able to study for our higher education courses part-time, so you can work and manage your other commitments. Fees with us are typically less than HE courses from universities too so you can achieve a university-level education that's local and affordable. Open the door to your future career today and have a look at our HE courses now.
Access to Higher Education Courses
Access courses are aimed at people who want to go to university and either do not have A Levels or have been out of full-time education for some time. Each university has a mimimum number of UCAS points required to study for one of their degrees. You need to be aged 19 or over to study for an Access to Higher Education Course.
Your Access to Higher Education Learning Loan will be written off if you successfully complete your (subject related) university degree, which means you won't have to repay it!
If you are aged 19 - 23 and your Access to Higher Education course is your first Level 3 qualification, your study will be FREE!
- Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing
- Access to Higher Education Diploma in Engineering
- Access to Higher Education Diploma in Nursing (day)
- Access to Higher Education Diploma in Nursing (evening)
- Access to Higher Education Diploma in Midwifery
- Access to Higher Education Diploma in Social Work
- Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science
- Access to Higher Education Diploma in Teaching
Higher National Certificates
We have recently introduced HNCs (Higher National Certificates). HNCs are work-related higher education qualifications which will give you the work-related skills and experience for your chosen industry. Choosing to study for an HNC at the College means you'll be paying almost half the cost of studying at university. An HNC is equivalent to the first year of degree study and on completion you can progress to a Higher National Diploma (HND), the second year of a degree or go straight into employment. We currently run an HND in Creative Media Production: Games and Animation.
- HNC Applied Biology
- HNC Creative and Media: Games and Animation
- HND Creative Media Production: Games and Animation
- HNC Music Production
- HND Music Production
- HNC Computing and Systems Development
- HND Computing and Systems Development
- HNC Public Services
- HND Public Services
- Therapeutic Counselling Diploma Level 4
- Foundation Degree Counselling BACP Diploma
- Degree in Counselling BA Hons *validated by Middlesex University
Teacher Education Courses
- Award in Education and Training (formerly PTLLS)
- Certificate in Education and Training (formerly CTLLS)
- Certificate in Education and Training* (formerly CTLLS) Validated by Canterbury Christ Church University
- Diploma in Education and Training* (formerly DTLLS) Validated by Canterbury Christ Church University
- Post Compulsory Education and Training Pre-Service PGCE* subject to validation by Canterbury Christ Church University
- Specialist Diploma in Teaching Disabled Learners
- Pre-Service PGCE in Post Compulsory Education
- Specialist Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy and ESOL
As a prospective student who is considering applying for a HE course at the College, there are some important documents that may affect your application and recruitment to one of our courses. if you have any questions, please contact a member of the Admissions Team on 020 8442 3055.
- Fees policy
- Higher Education Admissions Policy
- Learner Complaints Policy
- How to make a complaint – Learner Guidance
- Last Updated: 28 April 2017