HE courses are offered by universities as well as many other institutions and lead to qualifications such as:
- a degree (BSc, BA, BEng)
- a Higher National Diploma (HND)
- a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
- a Foundation Degree (FdA or FdSc)
Timing is important. Your school/academy will be able to give you help and advice about completing your application (early in Year 13), attending open days and so on. There’s plenty of help available via the web.. click here for more info.
If you’ve applied for Higher Education but received no offers, use the Clearing service offered by (UCAS). This provides details of courses that have vacancies after the exam results come out. You also might need some advice if you have done better than expected. Most schools/academies will offer support on exams results days.
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What about a Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship?
Are you interested in university but worried about student debt? You might want to research Higher/Degree Level Apprenticeships.
Higher and degree apprenticeships combine earning a salary with studying towards a university degree – the same qualification you would receive if you attended university full time.
The degree you work towards at the end of your apprenticeship is a valuable qualification which is accepted and respected by employers in all sectors across the world. Your degree will be awarded by a leading university, but you will also gain valuable experience and develop practical skills in the workplace throughout your apprenticeship.
Higher and degree apprenticeships are available in a few work areas at the moment, but will be expanding soon.
You have to be employed in order to do a higher or degree apprenticeship. If you are not employed for at least 30 hours a week you need to apply directly to an employer who is offering a higher or degree apprenticeship as part of their training programme.
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