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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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The HND in Animal Management is a vocational programme designed to cover practical, theoretical and ethical aspects of the management of animals with the aim of providing the skills and knowledge students will need for a successful career or further study in a related field.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

DN32

This route allows those who currently hold a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in a related subject direct entry into the final year of the BA Hons Business and Management programme to obtain a full honours degree

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

1 Year

UCAS Code

NN21 (Year 3)

Business & Management

This honours degree allows you to shape your studies towards your career ambitions and build the knowledge, skills and experience needed to be a successful business manager in a wide range of industries.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

UCAS Code

NN21

Business & Management

The Creative Industries BA Hons is a top-up course designed for those who have an interest in the particular production-based strands of the industry and who already hold a Foundation Degree, a Higher National Diploma or an equivalent higher-level qualification in an appropriate subject. This is a new course subject to validation.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

1 Year

UCAS Code

W281

Creative, Digital & Computing

If you have a passion for film and television and wish to learn more about this exciting and challenging industry, this course will develop your knowledge and understanding. Your academic and practical skills will be developed.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

P313

Creative, Digital & Computing

HND Computing

Develop the industry-relevant skills and expertise to become an agile, adaptable computing specialist.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

I100

Creative, Digital & Computing

FdA Indie Games develops your ability to design and develop video game content. The casual game market has expanded enormously, helped by the increasing number and power of mobile devices and integration with next gen consoles.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

4R5W

Creative, Digital & Computing

The HND in Photography is specifically designed for those wishing to develop their own photographic practice.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

W640

Creative, Digital & Computing

This course enables those already working, or wanting to work with children and young people aged 0-19, to further develop their skills and knowledge. Study a course that's been developed with employers in the sector, so you know it's relevant and up-to-date.

Attendance

Full and Part-time

Duration

2 years or 3 years

UCAS Code

X300

Childhood Studies

Develop your understanding of early education and child development in the family and society, choosing a research dissertation topic and much of the course content to suit your interests and circumstances.

Attendance

Full-time and Part-time

Duration

1 year or 2 years Part-time

UCAS Code

B3A2

Childhood Studies

This course is designed to equip working engineers with the necessary academic skills to progress in their careers.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

1 Year

UCAS Code

-

Engineering

The HNC Mechanical Engineering provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the mechanical.

Attendance

Part-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

-

Engineering

The HNC and HND Electrical Engineering awards develop the candidates' ability to apply analysis and synthesis skills to the solution of electrical engineering problems and their knowledge, understanding, and skills in a range of core electrical principles, electrical power systems, electrical machine principles and electrical electronic safety at Higher National level.

Attendance

Part-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

-

Engineering

The Foundation Degree Health and Wellbeing focuses on interventions that health care workers provide outside of healthcare establishments. There is also the opportunity to top-up your foundation degree to a full BSc (Hons) qualification with just one additional year of study.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

4Y7M

Health & Wellbeing

With the increasing importance placed on health promotion, public health, and the social determinants of health by society, this exciting new top-up degree is ideal if you want to extend your knowledge beyond your previous higher education studies and make a difference to peoples’ health and wellbeing.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

1 Year

UCAS Code

L45L

Health & Wellbeing

This course is designed for music performers and creative technologists who wish to enter the music profession and want to develop a range of skills on a nationally-recognized Level 5 qualification.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

W350

Music

This course has been designed for people who have an interest in popular music and have reached a good standard as a musician. The course provides you with the opportunity to develop current skills, an in-depth knowledge of the industry and the history of popular music.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

113W

Music

There is an increasing demand in professional theatre for practitioners who have the versatility to combine top-level skills in acting with professional musicianship. Contemporary theatre practice incorporates multiple disciplines, performers are required to ‘act’ in the traditional sense, but increasingly, to also play instruments. This is a new course subject to validation.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

UCAS Code

AD29

Performing Arts

This Performance Industries BA Hons Top-up is designed to follow on from most music-related foundation degree pathways. This can include music performance, music production, music technology or similar courses.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

1 Year

UCAS Code

9B1A

Performing Arts

The HND Performance develops skills and knowledge that are relevant for acting, performing, theatre/event production, and theatre in education. Practical experience and performances are core elements of the course. The course is designed to give those who wish to pursue a career in Musical Theatre the best possible start.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

004W

Performing Arts

HND Dance

The Dance programme is designed to reflect current industry trends and allows learners to study a variety of dance techniques.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

055W

Performing Arts

The course is designed to give those who wish to pursue a career in Musical Theatre the best possible start by focusing on professional development, training, and academic study.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

2M17

Performing Arts

The programme offers an academically and vocationally focused curriculum which develops a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, processes and practices of working within the Public Services.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

8T3D

Public Services

The Public Service Management (Top Up) BA (Hons), will further develop the knowledge and skills related to the public sector that you have acquired during your Foundation Degree.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

1 Year

UCAS Code

8T5D

Public Services

Based at our ASIC building, the course provides a specialist vocational programme that will allow students to develop a higher level of understanding in Sport & Exercise Science.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

-

Sport

This Foundation degree provides students with excellent preparation for pursuing a career within the sports industry or continuing with further study. The development of practical vocational skills, leadership, management and reflective analysis will be a core focus of your studies.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

CX61

Sport

The BSc (Hons) is designed to follow on from the FdSc and intends to further prepare you for a career in sports coaching.

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

1 Year

UCAS Code

CX6D

Sport

The Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) are professional qualifications for people teaching in further education colleges, adult education and a wide range of other training and educational settings in the lifelong learning sector. If you are currently teaching young people or adults these courses help you to develop your teaching skills, reflect on current ideas about education and training, and to explore creatively the professional opportunities open to you.

Attendance

Part-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

N/A

Our course is aimed at the professional development needs of teachers or trainers in Further, Higher, Adult and Secondary Education and those who work in related areas such as health, careers, uniformed services, and private training organisations.

Attendance

Part-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

-

Develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to embark upon a career in the travel and tourism

Attendance

Full-time

Duration

2 Years

UCAS Code

NN88

Travel & Tourism

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