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Higher Education

We offer a range of affordable part-time and full-time courses. We have smaller class sizes so every student gets the support they deserve. No matter what qualifications you have, you still have the opportunity to gain a degree level qualification with us.

We are proud to be an Academic Centre of the University of Bolton.

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Why choose us?

Experience support

We have dedicated and personal tutors on hand to offer one-to-one support and to answer any queries you may have throughout your studies.

Experience achievement

Progress in your career and gain the recognition you deserve by studying part-time while working. Our part-time courses tend to have smaller class sizes than you would have if you went to university full-time.

Experience university

Our degree programmes are validated by our university partner - the University of Bolton.
What we offer

Business & Management

Foundation Degree in Business Management, BA (Hons) in Business Management Top-Up, Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

Early Years & Childhood Studies

Foundation Degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies, BA (Hons) Professional Development Early Years Top-Up


Foundation Degree in Education, BA (Hons) Professional Development Education Top-Up

Healthcare Studies

Foundation Degree in Healthcare Studies (part-time and full-time)

Access to Higher Education Diplomas

Business, Counselling and Psychology, Education and Childhood Studies, Health and Social Care, Nursing and Midwifery

Teaching Qualifications

Certificate in Education 14+, Certificate in Education and Training, Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS), Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE 14+)
Where will I go to study?

All of our Higher Education courses are held in Manchester City Centre.

Can I get a loan from student finance?

Yes, you can. Part-time students from England studying for their first degree or other designated higher education courses will have access to a government subsidised loan if they are studying at least 25% of a full-time course. Find out more about student finance here.

When can I start a course?

Our main intake is February and September - please visit the course page for further information.

How long will the degree courses last?

The length of our degree courses can vary. Generally, they will take between one and four years, with our Access to Higher Education Diplomas taking one year to complete.

What are the entry requirements?

Our entry requirements are discussed on an individual basis, taking into account experience as well as qualifications. Candidates must demonstrate a good level of English and Maths and preferably will have already achieved a level 3 qualification. 

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