What is Higher Education (HE)?

Higher Education offers a huge variety of exciting opportunities that you may not have even considered. You could choose to study something you already enjoy or explore a new possibility, whether that be studying at a University or gaining a qualification whilst working.

There are lots of different types of Higher Education level courses available at both universities and colleges. These include Degrees, Foundation Degrees, Degree and Higher Apprenticeships, HNCs and HNDs and Access to Higher Education Diplomas.

Higher Education is any nationally recognised qualification which is at Level 4 or above and is for students aged 18 or older.

The following video provides information on the key Higher Education routes.
HE Pathways - Guidance for Students
(approx. 7 minutes long)

Progression to Higher Education

Progression HE table