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2 Routes into Higher Education Nicki Doyle

3 HE Routes Types of qualification: Undergraduate degrees Integrated Masters Foundation degrees Foundation years HNDs Spring/Summer University Certificates

4 Part-time Degree Example Louise works in a large local company in customer services and wants to progress in the company. As a mature student with good GCSE results and a few years work experience she has secured a place on the BA (Hons) Business Mgmt degree which she’ll study part-time on an evening. Convenient way to study Emphasis on transferrable skills Accreditation Timetable Assessment Fees

5 Integrated Masters Industrial relevance Four years full time MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering MEng (Hons) Computer-aided Design Engineering MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Meng (Hons) Instrumentation and Control Engineering MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

6 Foundation Degrees Developed with employers Directly relevant to work Flexible study methods Delivered both at University & partner colleges Four types Entry requirements Fees Opportunity to top-up to degree Example Lisa wants to study Law at university. Entry requirements for FT UG course are 280 points but Lisa is only doing two A-levels and is predicted two C’s (i.e. 160 points). She is applying for FdA Law which requires 120 points and will then do one year top-up to gain LLB (Hons).

7 Extended Science/Engineering Non-standard entry qualifications One year course Enhance understanding of science/engineering principles Progression opportunities Example Danny decided in Year 13 he wants to do engineering at university but he hasn’t done any science or maths based subject at college which is required to do the degree. Danny is going to study the one year Extended Engineering course which needs between points and then he’ll progress to the engineering degree.

8 Higher National Diplomas/Certificates Example Melanie wants to do a computing degree but hasn’t applied and there are now no places on the degree. Instead she is going to complete a HND Computing and provided she does well, she’ll then complete the final year of the BSc (Hons) Computing degree. Vocationally orientated Course length Top-up available Part-time grants available Fees

9 Spring/Summer University Entry level To assist entry or current students OR personal interest Available at Teesside & Darlington No formal entry requirements Full access to resources Means tested support available Example Steven did the Regional Writing module at Darlington College Summer University purely out of personal interest. He enjoyed it so much he is now completing the MA Creative Writing at Teesside University - Darlington.

10 UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATES University Certificate in Continuing Education (20 credits) University Certificate in Professional Development (30 credits) University Certificate in Advanced Professional Development (60 credits) Example Anthony completed a UCPD in Information Technology and now has a conditional offer of a place on the BSc (Hons) Computer Networks degree to study full-time.

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