'Colleges provide higher education for
local people. Over 70% of students
studying a university-level course at a
college live within 25 miles of their college' Association of Colleges -
Key Facts 2014/15
For many students, studying at the University Centre at Wakefield College, can also offer economic benefits:
- lower fees than most universities and colleges
- two-year courses with a recognised higher education qualification
- less to pay back in student loans
- bursaries and scholarships are available
As our full and part-time fees are lower than most universities this makes them more affordable for students concerned about incurring debt.
We offer range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course at the University Centre from September 2015
Furthermore, students local to Wakefield can make a real saving by not having to relocate or travel long distances for their study. Many students who choose to study at with us also save by remaining at home with their parents, saving thousands of pounds on accommodation and living costs.
In addition, because many our courses are delivered over two days, students have an increased opportunity to hold down a regular part-time job, which can be difficult for students at universities, who return home between term times.