Stay local and save money
Save thousands of pounds by studying locally and
living at home. According to the NUS, student living
costs, such as accommodation, now average
£12,000 per year.
Strong links with employers
The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) commended
our strong links with employers. We work with
1,000 organisations across the region to ensure
you are more employable. These include: Avon; Cancer Research Cambridge; General Motors – Vauxhall and Millbrook Proving Ground; HMGCC; John Lewis Partnership; Lockheed Martin; Marshall Aerospace; Network Rail and Nissan.
Flexible study options
A variety of flexible study options from as little as six
hours per week to fit around your work and other
Smaller class sizes and more face-to-face contact time with tutors when compared to university.
Our close partnerships with regional universities give
you the option to top-up to a full honours degree.
Dedicated higher education spaces
We offer dedicated higher education spaces for
Careers & Job Shop
Providing you with professional careers advice and
the latest job opportunities.
Many of our tutors are industry professionals, with the first-hand knowledge, experience and contacts to give your studies the edge.
Don’t let a break from education or a lack of qualifications get in the way of your higher education journey – our Access courses are designed as a stepping stone to get you there. If you are aged 19 or over, you can get a low cost loan to cover the cost of your Access course, which is completely written off when you progress on to a higher education course.
We have strong partnerships with the following universities...
The University of Northampton
Our partnership with The University of Northampton gives engineering students the opportunity to complete a full BSc (Hons) in Engineering.
About the university…
The University of Northampton offers a unique blend of vibrant campus life, superb facilities and academic excellence. At the heart of all the university offers is a commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change. The university is proud of its ground-breaking new areas of study and growing reputation for research excellence, with state-of-the-art facilities and technology that ensures all students have access to extensive libraries, IT suites, studios, innovative learning spaces and laboratories. The university is split across two campuses, located near to Northampton town centre. Getting there is easy too, thanks to the free bus service that runs from the city centre bus station to both campuses.
In 2015 The University of Northampton achieved the impressive figure of 96% Employability for three years running which makes it the 4th placed University in the UK. The Guardian University League tables 2016 ranked the university 16th out of 119 institutions for ‘Overall Student Satisfaction’. It is also placed in the top four for ‘Satisfied with Feedback provided by academic staff to students’, and in the top 20 for ‘Satisfied with Teaching’.
Find out more about The University of Northamptonshire at www.northampton.ac.uk
University of Bedfordshire
Many of our Foundation Degrees and
teaching qualifications are backed by the
award-winning University of Bedfordshire,
and thanks to our strong partnership you’ll
have the option to progress on to the final
year of a full Bachelor’s degree following
the completion of your HND or Foundation
About the University
With campuses in Bedford (situated within walking
distance of the College), Luton, Milton Keynes and
Aylesbury, the University of Bedfordshire is a
modern, vibrant institution offering high quality,
career-focused teaching, excellent student support
and a great student experience. Winning awards,
including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise:
International Trade 2011 and the Queen’s
Anniversary Prize for Higher & Further Education
in 2013, for its ground-breaking research, the
University of Bedfordshire is a leading university
for career prospects and career choices.
Find out more about the University of Bedfordshire at www.beds.ac.uk