Higher Education

Foundation Degree Graduation

Introduction from the Principal


Our Higher Education Courses

We offer a range of university level programmes including a BA (Hons) Degree alongside vocationally based Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) and Certificates (HNCs), 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.

Degrees/Foundation Degrees

  • History, Heritage & Archaeology Foundation Degree
  • History, Heritage & Archaeology BA (Hons)
  • Management (Public Sector) Foundation Degree
  • Management (Business) Foundation Degree
  • Psychology FdSc

HNDs and HNCs

  • Computing and Systems Development HND and HNC
  • Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) HND and HNC

Higher Apprenticeships


Professional Qualifications

  • Therapeutic Counselling Diploma and Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma
  • Education and Training - Certificate and Diploma

Preparation for Higher Education

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

Plymouth UniversityIn partnership with Plymouth University

Our Degree and Foundation Degrees are delivered in partnership with Plymouth University which is one of the leading universities in the UK. By delivering these high quality courses locally we can help reduce your travel and time costs.

With a mission to advance knowledge and transform lives through education and research, Plymouth University is among the emerging global elite of modern Higher Education institutions. Ranked in the top 300 universities in the world (and the number one post-1992 university in the UK) by Times Higher Education in October 2014, Plymouth is distinguished by its approach to combining world-class research and teaching with a commitment to widening participation and social inclusion.

As a partner college student, you can access online University services, use its library, electronic resources and learning support materials through its web-based student portal (including information and support from its Employability Service), and receive vacancies via its job website. As a member of its Students’ Union (UPSU) you will have access to sports clubs, societies, the advice service, NUS Extra student discount card, volunteering opportunities, student representation and University sports facilities.



All students who successfully complete a higher education course at Strode will have the opportunity to celebrate their achievements at the Strode College annual Higher Education Graduation Ceremony.


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.



Find out about the college's facilities such as the Learning Resource Centre, IT Facilities and college Nursery.