Higher Education courses at The Isle of Wight College offer you the opportunity to study at a university level and provide excellent career pathways. We can offer you a first-class learning experience within a stimulating and supportive atmosphere led by highly experienced and qualified lecturers.
Stay Local and Go Far with higher study programmes that are affordable and eliminate the expense of travelling or relocation, giving you the opportunity to achieve the skills and qualifications you need to succeed.
Develop your potential and become a leader within your chosen field using the range of study options available to you. These include 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 courses are validated and quality assured by our partner university and national professional bodies affording you excellent employment prospects, opportunities for promotion and a gateway to further study.
The current provision includes Business, Childcare, Computing, Engineering, Creative Industries, Management and Teacher Education all of which can offer opportunities for both school leavers (18 or older) and mature students.
For information regarding assistance with fees for Higher Education courses, please refer to the government student finance site.
Here’s a handy informative video from UCAS:
Not quite ready for Higher Education? Don’t worry – in just nine months (September – June) you could be qualified to enter university and progress to that exciting new career
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) however, entry to the Access course can also be based on evidence of life experience, aptitude and commitment.
All entrants must have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C on entry.
Previous graduates of this course have gone on the universities to study for an exciting range of careers in:
|Business management||Mental health nursing|
|Education studies / Childhood studies||Paramedic|
|English Literature and Language||Physiotherapy|
|Geography||Primary school teaching|