ASPIRING higher education students, who have yet to secure a place for 2011, may be closer than they think to the right course.
Places are still available on higher education courses at Warwickshire College - in subjects as diverse as horticulture, fine art, sports management and social care - across centres in Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
Students beginning higher education courses in 2011 will avoid the rise in tuition fees which comes into force nationally in 2012.
Warwickshire College offers a range of higher education courses including HNCs, HNDs, Foundation Degrees and Honours Degrees, with a range of study options including part-time, work-based and distance / blended learning. Director of HE, Dr Ann Cotterill added: “The college offers a different type of HE provision from that typically offered by universities, with a vocational emphasis, generally more teaching time and more contact time between students and tutors. The college suits those for whom an individual approach is beneficial – including non-traditional learners and mature students.”
The college also has a generous bursary scheme for students from low-income families to increase access and participation to higher education.
Warwickshire College recently received a very positive review of its higher education provision from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) which highlighted – amongst other things - the involvement of employers in designing courses, the quality of learning activities, the participation of students and the continuing professional development of staff.
For a full list of the courses still available and for help and advice, see http://www.warwickshire.ac.uk/clearing.
For details of Higher Education courses at Warwickshire College, visit www.warwickshire.ac.uk or call 0300 45 600 45.