About Higher Education

An excellent route for achievement and career progression

You don't need to go to university to go higher

Studying higher education at City College gives you an excellent route for achievement and progression into your chosen career. Choose from a variety of career led courses that can help you enter employment at a higher level or go on to achieve a degree.



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Why higher education at City College is a great choice for you

It's cheaper than going to university

On average, studying an HNC or HND with us can be as much as 66% cheaper than studying for a degree at university. This is based on £9,000 per year at university and £3,000 per year at City College. Course fees vary - please see individual course information for course fees.

Career focused course and modern facilities

Our modern state-of-the-art campus gives you access to the very best industry standard equipment and real life working environments in the region. You will learn in a practical and dynamic way with equipment that reflects the workplace, so that you can move seamlessly into work.


Valued by employers

HNC and HND qualifications are much valued by employers because they give the relevant industry knowledge needed to enter work at a higher level. This can also mean a higher salary.

Flexible learning

We’ve made some of our courses flexible, so you can study full-time to get your qualification quickly or part-time, allowing you to work and learn at the same time.


Financial support

If you are studying for your first degree or other higher education course, you can benefit from a range of financial support. Visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for more information. There are no up-front tuition fees with a student loan and you will only start to repay the loan after you leave the course and are working.

The Student Loans Company provides loans and grants to learners at college studying Higher Education. Visit www.slc.co.uk to find out more.