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Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know

Why study with us?

Whether you are progressing from a Level 3 course at Cheshire College, returning to education as a mature student, changing career or wishing to enhance your current career opportunities, or simply wish to develop your knowledge and skills in a subject or specialism, we have a course for you.

From Higher National Certificates (HNCs) to Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), we also offer a range of Foundation Degrees, Top-Up Degrees, and full Degree qualifications through our University partners to ensure we have the best industry-relevant course for you. 

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Results to be proud of!



of students said lectures are planned, structured and well-organised



of students said the quality of teaching materials is good



of students said the teaching on their course is good



of students said their teachers are friendly and helpful



of students said they receive good support from their teachers

Key benefits of Higher Education at Cheshire College

Our Higher Education courses provide a rich and engaging experience, including wider learning opportunities such as work experience and course-related trips.

We also understand that this has to fit around your personal commitments so we offer excellent well-being support and advice to help ensure you can excel from day one.

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Everything you need to know

We don’t charge the same high tuition fees as universities.

Not only that but living and studying locally means you will make savings and be able to achieve a University-level course at a lower cost.

Our fees for 2021/22* are as follows:

Full-time programmes validated, franchised or accredited by a partner university*/**

£5995 per year of study

Part-time programmes validated, franchised or accredited by a partner university*

£2997 per year of study

Full-time Pearson HNC / HND programmes

£5700 per year of study

Part-time Pearson HNC / HND programmes

£2850 per year of study

*Our partner university is University of Wolverhampton.

**Course fees for certain Higher Education courses are £6165.

Students have commitments outside of College – whether these are work or family related. Therefore, we timetable our Higher Education courses flexibly so you can fit your studies around those commitments, offering the majority of our courses on a full-time or part-time basis.

Cheshire College also offers ‘step-off’ points so you can leave with a qualification that is portable that allows you to resume the next stage of your study at a later date.

  • Dedicated academic personal tutor who provides support on a one-to-one basis from day one
  • Dedicated specialist learning support team who can advise and support you if you have additional learning needs
  • Exclusive Higher Education Hubs across Campuses where you can take time to relax, use for quiet study or complete work in the IT suite

Our class sizes are deliberately smaller than you would find at University. This is so the lecturing staff get to know you and your learning needs, whilst you are taught in a friendly, supportive learning environment.

All of our undergraduate programmes are designed with the needs and demands of employers in mind. In many cases, our curriculum has been developed alongside employers and provides students with the opportunity to work on real projects. This ensures you gain not only the academic knowledge throughout your studies but also essential transferable skills.

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