Higher Education at Strode College

Foundation Degree GraduationOur Higher Education Courses

We offer a range of industry focused higher education courses including university level Foundation Degrees, a BA (Hons) Degree, Higher National Diplomas, higher level professional qualifications and Higher Apprenticeships. We also offer pre-degree courses for those who would like to study at a higher level in the future, but have not gained the relevant qualifications.

You can read more about our different courses by clicking on the links below, including details of entry requirements, how to apply, finances and facilities.

Preparation for Higher Education

  • Art & Design Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-degree)
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma

Degrees/Foundation Degrees

  • E-Business Technologies Foundation Degree
  • History, Heritage & Archaeology Foundation Degree
  • Managing in the Public Sector Services Foundation Degree

HNDs and HNCs

  • Engineering HND
  • Operations Engineering HNC
  • Creative Media Productions HND (from September 2015)

Professional Qualifications

  • Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma
  • Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector Diploma

Higher Apprenticeships


Why Study at Strode?

By studying a higher education course at Strode College you will improve your career prospects and your chance of gaining employment within the south-west.

There are many other benefits too. We offer high-quality, local, affordable higher education with excellent specialist teaching and facilities, and our smaller class sizes mean that you will get more personal attention and support. Also, if you live locally already, you can stay at home while you study, save on costs and remain close to family and friends. And, if you want to progress even higher with your education, there are linked Honours Degree courses at Strode (subject to approval), at our partner Plymouth University and we provide expert advice and help with university applications and careers guidance.


Tuition Fees

Please see the Tuition Fees page for more information.


Financial Support

See the Financial Support page for details on scholarships, grants and loans available to higher education students.


Satisfied Students

We continually monitor the quality of our HE and FE provision. We encourage students to give feedback through the National Student Survey and our internal survey. Student overall satisfaction levels reached 85% in the 2013 NSS Survey, higher than the national average.

We are committed to helping our students reach their full potential by valuing them as individuals and by providing high levels of teaching and support. We know this approach makes a real difference to our students’ satisfaction, their success and their enjoyment of the course. We also provide outstanding learning support facilities, including support for people with learning difficulties and disabilities who want to enter higher education.