Higher Education

Introduction from the Principal


Foundation Degree Graduation

Our Higher Education Courses

We offer a range of university level programmes including a BA (Hons) Degree alongside industry based Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diplomas (HND), Higher National Certificates (HNC), 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 following the links below, along with 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

  • History, Heritage & Archaeology Foundation Degree
  • History, Heritage & Archaeology BA (Hons) top-up
  • Managing in the Public Sector Services Foundation Degree

HNDs and HNCs

  • Computing and Systems Development HND/C
  • Engineering (Electronic & Electrical) HND/C (course starting September 2015 is now closed for applications)

Professional Qualifications

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

If you live locally already, you can stay at home while you study, save on costs and remain close to family and friends.

If you want to progress even higher with your education, there are linked Honours Degree courses at Strode, as well as at our partner Plymouth University. We also 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.



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


Satisfied Students

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 also provide outstanding learning support facilities, including support for people with learning difficulties and disabilities who want to enter higher education.

We continually monitor the quality of our provision through surveys and student forums. Our students respond positively so we know our approach makes a real difference to our students’ satisfaction, their success and their enjoyment of the course.