Delivering higher level skills

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In response to the demand for higher level skills, the College has further expanded its range of Higher Education courses and celebrated an impressive 94% pass rate last year.

With a 38% increase in students taking HE qualifications (such as a Foundation Degree or HND) over the last three years, the College has continued to expand its range to meet demand. This has included the introduction of a new HNC in Computing & Systems Development, a Hospitality & Tourism Management Foundation Degree and an HND in Visual Merchanising.

For those who are returning to education after a long break or don't have the relevant qualifications to start a higher qualification right away, the College also has a growing range of Access to HE courses in nursing, computing, business and art and design. These courses help individuals prepare for studying at a higher level and provide a stepping stone on to Higher Education (Level 4) programmes such as a degree.

Over the last 10 years, the College has been successfully delivering foundation degrees in various subjects from computing to construction and has further developed its own HE provision through Edexcel HNC/HND qualifications including higher level apprenticeships in engineering, computing, construction, business and applied science.

Relating closely to the work environment, our higher education courses enable the individual to study while in employment and put theory into practice. Plus, all foundation degrees offer progression to a full honours degree with further part-time study. In fact, a high proportion of merits and distinctions were achieved across education programmes with many learners progressing on to a full honours degree (Level 6).

Dedicated to providing students with the highest quality education, the college has established strong working relationships with employers and higher education institutions (HEIs) such as Bucks New University, London South Bank University and University of West London.

For more information on Higher Education courses at the College, please click here or call 01753 793000.

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