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Higher Education

Newbury College offers higher education qualifications that are equivalent to one or two years at university and cost significantly less than university fees.


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    Equivalent to first two years of university.

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    Funding and financial help available.

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    Strong links with universities and employers.

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    Exceptional support.

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    Career focused qualifications.

Our high-quality Foundation Degree, HNC and HND courses provide you with the skills you need to succeed, whether you want to go on to further study at university or develop a career. We have links with some excellent universities including University of Reading, Southampton Solent and Buckinghamshire New University.

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Routes to Higher Education

We offer a wide range of full-time courses and apprenticeships at Level 3 to help students progress onto Higher Education, including an Access to HE programme. Students on any Level 3 programme at Newbury College will receive excellent advice, guidance and support to assist them in making the right choice and preparing them with the necessary skills required for advanced level learning.

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Fees and Funding

Higher Education at Newbury College can be more cost-effective than university. Students can save on accommodation costs and benefit from significantly reduced tuition fees. Financial assistance, Advanced Learning Loans and Higher Apprenticeship schemes can also help reduce or manage the cost of your education. For learners under 19 studying Higher Education, fees will also apply. A loan may be available to you from Student Finance England.

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Our Facilities

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Study Zone

Our Higher Education zone provides the perfect, quiet space for individuals and small groups of Higher Education students to study independently. Conveniently located by the Learning Resource Centre, Higher Education students can book time in these rooms via the LRC desk and take advantage of the wide range of resources available.

The LRC is open during the term:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 – 19:00
Wednesday & Friday 9:00 – 16:00

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Engineering Workshops

Our fully-equipped areas for engineering range from machine shops and welding rooms to CAD suites and 3D printing facilities.

IT Facilities

Whether students are studying specific IT-based qualifications or just need access to IT facilities to support their learning in other subjects, our IT suites are kept up to date with the latest industry-standard software and all students have free access to online services such as the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment and Microsoft Office 365.


Case Studies

Andrew Crowe

HNC Computing

"I have a retail background but realised I wanted a career change and I’ve always been interested in IT. I studied Level 3 in Computing at Chichester College and the development of technology really amazes me. I chose Newbury College because of the location and the enthusiasm of the staff when I came to visit the College. I really enjoy how friendly the College is, and feel I will enjoy a career in Computing and not see it as just a job to pay the bills. I selected this course because I enjoy software development and I have particularly enjoyed the web development unit within this course. I have learnt a lot about the history of computing and current professional standards. I hope to complete my degree at university."

Katie Dancey

Foundation Degree in Children's Development and Learning

"I am currently in my second year of my Foundation Degree. I choose to do this course to further develop my knowledge, understanding and skills. This course has helped me to become a stronger Nursery Manager and to also share my skills with others. It helps to have a very supportive tutor and mentor. I am looking forward to moving on to complete my BA and Early Years Professional Status."


In Partnership

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