University Level Courses

University Centre at Wakefield College

You don’t have to go to university to get a degree! We offer high-quality teaching in a supportive learning environment, but with lower fees and closer to home.

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.

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Why choose the University Centre at Wakefield College?

If you think you have to go away to university to get a degree then you might be surprised to learn that we can offer you high-quality teaching in a more supportive learning environment, but closer to home.

We know you’ll have other commitments as well as your course, to help, both our full and part-time courses are structured to offer you the flexibility and support you need to succeed.

Employability

Studying with us is a great way to gain a recognised higher education qualification that will provide you with the skills, experience, and knowledge necessary to get ahead in your chosen career. It also gives you an excellent academic and practical basis for further study.

We know our students

Small groups mean that your tutor will get to know the real you. We treat you like an individual and tailor our support to meet your needs.

Campus facilities

We’re constantly investing in the best facilities including dedicated learning areas just for you so that you’ve got access to everything you need.

Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre

The new hub of our University Centre at Wakefield College, bringing modern teaching and learning facilities for our students, it will also become a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship allowing enterprising students and local start-up businesses to bring their business ideas to life.

Business School

Working in partnership with nationally recognised professional bodies, our Business School at Wake eld College will help train the business leaders of tomorrow. So whether you have a passion for accountancy, management, personnel, procurement, or leadership, our Business School could be your ticket to success.

ASIC Engineering Centre

Students will benefit from learning in our excellent new engineering centre. The centre will provide opportunities to study higher-level courses developed with leading industry employers, including Coca-Cola Enterprises and BOSCH. This allows our graduates to learn the necessary skills and knowledge to progress into industry.

Creative & Digital Industries

With the creative and digital industries identified as key growth areas locally, our creative and digital industry students will benefit from industry-standard facilities and collaboration with local businesses to nurture the talent of the future and help to fill the regional skills gap.

Game Development studios

Courses are taught in studios which mirror realistic workplace environments so that transitioning to employment is seamless.

Sports at Lightwaves

The Lightwaves centre has been redeveloped to house specialised sports equipment and facilities, it includes a gym, sports hall, fitness testing lab and therapy and massage suite.

Graduation

Course complete and exams passed? Then it’s time to celebrate and acknowledge all of your hard work! Recognising your achievements is extremely important to us and we take great pride in the success of each and every one of our students.

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.

Jargon Buster

Our Jargon Buster is here to help make sense of some of the acronyms and tricky terms you may encounter in relation to both further and higher education whilst reading through the content on this website.

Level Qualifications
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.

Our tuition full-time tuition fees for 2016 at £6500 will be substantially less than most universities. This means that, all our full-time higher education students will have significantly less to pay back once they have completed their studies and are in work. As fees for part-time courses vary, please refer to relevant course leaflets.

Learn more about full & part-time funding

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.

Learn more about the other types of funding available

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

The Wakefield College Higher Education Prospectus contains details of our HNC/HND, Foundation Degree and Degree courses, many of which can be studied full-time or part-time, as well as student finance, support and facilities.

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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.

Chat with course information about these or other courses, telephone 01924 789111 or email courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk.

Download a copy of our Higher Education Prospectus, or request a printed copy from Course information.

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