Introduction to HE

HIGHER EDUCATION AT KIDDERMINSTER COLLEGE

At Kidderminster College, we offer a range of higher education (university level) courses, providing a programme of specialist vocational learning, to ensure you have the chance to study higher level qualifications without the associated costs of moving away.

In addition, we have an excellent reputation for promoting university level courses by organising visits to local and national universities and higher education colleges. We can also help with your UCAS application form and personal statements.

With their strong emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of the sector, Higher National Diplomas are recognised and valued internationally by employers.

 

WHAT IS A HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND)?

A Higher National Diploma is an internationally recognised Level 5 vocational qualification alternative to degree level learning. A Higher National Diploma is equivalent to a second year of university and can be converted in o an Honours Degree with additional study at a university.

 

 

For information about our fees, please see our access agreements:

 

*You should expect to pay tuition fees for every year in attendance and be aware these fees may increase annually. On the basis of current government guidance any increase is unlikely to exceed the increase in inflation by reference to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

 

 

NOTES & DOCUMENTS:

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA?

FULL TIME –  2 years

PART TIME – 4 years

HOW ARE HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMAS ASSESSED?

Higher National Diplomas are mainly assessed through:

  • Assignments
  • Projects
  • Practical tasks

All of which you complete throughout the course. You’re not usually assessed via exams. However, this can differ dependent upon the subject you choose to study, so always double check the ‘Assessment’ section of your course!

**PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL WORK IS EXTERNALLY VERIFIED

BURSARY INFORMATION

KIDDERMINSTER COLLEGE – NEW STUDENTS – FULL TIME ONLY:-

  • £1000.00 for students from POLAR 1 & 2 postcodes
  • £400.00 for all other students

 

Kidderminster College progression learners: £1000.00

 

PLEASE NOTE:

This will be for all years the students study at Kidderminster College

 

An application form for bursaries can be collected from Learner Service, who will be able to advise further.