Whether you want to study higher education to change your career, to boost your career prospects further after finishing a Level 3 course, or to expand your knowledge with a professional qualification, we’ve got a course for you.
But don’t just take our word for it, here’s a quote from the Quality Standards Audit undertaken this year by the QAA: Wakefield College aims to enhance student employability opportunities and to respond to identified skills gaps in the area. The College sees employability as being of strategic importance to its curriculum planning. All of the College's foundation degrees have specific modules with a focus on employability. The College has strong relationships with employers, who are involved in programmes in a number of ways. Employers provide placements on some programmes, a wide range of other work-based learning opportunities on other programmes, opportunities for students to undertake live projects, and guest speakers, and attend open days. The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey shows a good upward trend in employability; in 2013-14, 97 per cent of students had progressed into employment or further study. The College has a clear strategy and effective practices for developing employability across all aspects of its higher education provision.
University Centre at Wakefield College has something for everyone - our aim is to get you started at the right level and on the best route for you.
Finding the right level for you
The table opposite shows examples of the qualifications gained at each level, course entry requirements normally require you to hold a qualification at the level below the qualification you are applying for.
We do look at everyone individually and you may have different skills, interests, experiences or qualifications to offer. We will ensure that we will advise you on the best route for you.
|Level 8||Specialist qualifications such as PhDs
(NB not currently offered at Wakefield College)
|Level 7||Masters degrees, postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas|
|Level 6||Bachelor’s degrees (e.g. BA or BSc)|
|Level 5||Foundation degrees, HNDs, Level 5 diplomas|
|Level 4||HNCs, Level 4 diplomas|
Courses at Level 4 and above are generally considered to be Higher Education courses
|Level 3||A Levels, Level 3 NVQs, Level 3 certificates|
|Level 2||GCSE grade A* - C, Level 2 NVQs, Level 2 diplomas|
|Level 1||GCSE grade D - G, Level 1 certificates|
|Entry||Entry level courses to develop skills and increase confidence|
Please see individual courses for specific entry requirements.
Fees & Funding
At University Centre Wakefield we believe that pricing people out of higher education would devalue our institution by not allowing such a diverse range of students to continue their education.
Other Types of Funding
The government also offer further packages of non-repayable funding, Financial Support for courses that do not qualify for support from Student Finance England.
Student Information Fast Tracker
This resource will help students to find their way around the Directgov student finance pages. The Sifter (Student Information Fast Tracker) helps students get to the information they need quickly and easily; it signposts students to tailored finance information.
Get a Higher Education Prospectus
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How to Apply
If you’re applying for a full-time course FT
You can apply through UCAS from September. Our UCAS code is W08.
If you’re applying for a part-time course PT
You can apply directly to us at the University Centre at Wakefield College. For more information or an application form, call our HE Admissions Team on 01924 789803.
After you’ve applied
We’ll acknowledge receipt of your application which will then be assessed by our lecturers. Our aim is to check and hopefully confirm that the course is the right one for you and get back to you with our decision quickly.
Depending upon the course you have applied for, you may be invited along for an interview, to attend an audition or to showcase your portfolio.
June 2016 FT PT
Come and meet us at the UCAS conventions.
July 2016 FT PT
Full-time applicants - set up your UCAS profile.
Part-time applicants - start thinking about your 2017 application!
August - September 2016 FT
Work on your personal statement.
This is your chance to tell us all about yourself.
October - December 2016 FT PT
Come see what we’re all about by attending one of our open events.
January 2017 FT
UCAS deadline January 15th!
February - June 2017 FT
UCAS Extra opens. Applied elsewhere through UCAS and not holding any offers?
You may be able to apply to the University Centre through Extra for one of our courses.
August 2017 FT PT
Didn’t apply to us earlier? Apply now through Clearing!
September 2017 FT PT
Start your course; full-time students take part in Freshers’ Week activities and enjoy a trip to Pizza Express on us!
Get in touch
Chat to one of our specialist course advisors, telephone the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.
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