Higher Education

Choosing the right course

Our Higher Education courses, higher level adult courses and Higher Apprenticeships are career-focused. They are designed to aid your professional development and, if you choose, your progression to further study. Some higher level courses require more academic study than others. 

On the course pages you can find out about what and how you will study, how the course is assessed, employer support and opportunities for further progression. If you would like to discuss the course in more detail, please let us know and we will put you in touch with the Course Manager.

Careers advice

We offer a 30 minute confidential careers interview and guidance session for adults considering a return to education. We have a wide range of materials in our Learning Centre to help you with careers research and our staff will be happy to help. To book your careers interview call 01458 844409.

You might also visit the national Careers Information Service

Open Evenings

Every year we have an Open Evening in June for anyone who wants to find out about our courses and college. This is a great opportunity to have a look around and talk to staff about any questions you may have. We also have Open Evenings in October, November and January. Visit our Events page to find out more.

Fees and finances

If you are considering gaining a higher level qualification the cost of studying may be a worry. See our Finances section for information about fees and financial support that may be available to help you fund the course. 

The costs of our Degree, Foundation Degrees, HNDs and HNCs are significanlty lower than at university.

How to apply

Please see the How to apply section.


For information and advice about travelling to college see our Transport section.

Student support

For information about support available see Supporting our students.

Disability support

NMH Rates

Disabled Student Allowance (Higher Education)

Contact us

Call us for information or advice with any queries you may have. If you don’t know who to talk to, our list of useful numbers might help or call our Reception: 01458 844400.

Higher Education documents

View our HE-related documents including student contracts and policies, procedures and regulations.