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2 Nicola Noble Student Recruitment Manager Routes into Higher Education


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 60-120 points and then he’ll progress to the engineering degree.

8 Art Foundation Year lower UCAS points than expected passion for games or animation but lack art experience one year course preparation for first year of creative games or animation course Progression to first year of degree Dedicated team helps students develop their drawing and creative skills – vital to successfully completing the games and animation courses. Focus on core skills of drawing, helping to create effective images using both traditional tools and graphics software (e.g. Photoshop)

9 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 Equivalencies Two – three years Top-up available Taught at universities and colleges Higher National Diplomas/Certificates

10 Summer University 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. Entry level To assist entry or current students OR personal interest Available at Teesside & Darlington No formal entry requirements Full access to resources Small fee

11 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. University Certificates

12 flexible various different qualifications, levels and numbers of credits choose modules and build up gradually in own time fit around lifestyle study at home – don’t have to study/travel to an organisation Distance Learning

13 Any Questions?

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