Tuesday 23Rd March

Focus on: Higher Education & Access to Higher Education

Higher Education

Higher Education students enjoy a first class learning experience within a stimulating and supportive atmosphere led by highly experienced and qualified lecturers.

Higher Education courses at The Isle of Wight College offer you the opportunity to study at a university level and provide excellent career pathways.

Our focus on high quality programmes, which are affordable and eliminate the expense of travelling or relocation, give you the opportunity to achieve the skills and qualifications you need to succeed.

The courses are validated and quality assured by regional universities and national professional bodies meaning you will study to high academic standards. This results in graduates having excellent employment prospects and opportunities for promotion as The College works closely with business and industry.

If you wish to develop your potential and become a leader within your chosen field there are a range of study options available to you. This includes full time Higher National Diplomas (HND) and Foundation Degrees (FdA) or part time Foundation Degrees (FdA), Higher National Certificates (HNC) as well as a range of professional qualifications.

The current provision includes Business, Childcare, Computing, Engineering, Creative Industries, Management and Teacher Education. These courses can offer opportunities for both school leavers (18 or older) and mature students.

Many of our recent graduates have gone on to achieve first class honours degrees.

For information regarding assistance with fees for Higher Education courses, please refer to the government student finance site.

In just nine months (September – June) you could be qualified to enter university and progress to that exciting new career.

Access To Higher Education

No quite ready for Higher Education? Don’t worry – the Access to Higher Education Diploma is nationally recognised as a university entrance qualification and alternative to GCE A levels. The programme is designed for adult learners who come from a broad age range and varied backgrounds.

As with all Level 3 courses at The College the usual entry criteria is 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) but entry to the Access course can be based on evidence of life experiences, aptitude and commitment. All entrants must have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C on entry.

Destinations for University courses after course completion

  • Nursing
  • Paramedic
  • Physiotherapy
  • Mental health nursing
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • English Literature and Language
  • Media 
  • Law
  • Criminology 
  • History 
  • Primary school teaching
  • Business management 
  • Education studies / Childhood studies

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