Higher education

Make the leap to higher-level study.

Our Higher Education (HE) College courses offer a cost-effective alternative to university. Taught by expert lecturers, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your chosen career.

Once you’ve completed a Higher Education qualification at Havant & South Downs College you’ll have the opportunity to top-up your qualification to a full degree thanks to our links with a range of universities.

Why take a HE qualification with HSDC?

  • Smaller class sizes with approximately 15 students per class
  • Lower tuition fees than universities (ranging from £2100 – £6200)
  • More one-to-one support from expert lecturers
  • Great links with local employers giving you industry connections from day one
  • Different entry requirements – real world experience counts so you may not need the qualifications you would need for the same course at university
  • Opportunities for entrepreneurs – mentoring and funding for student businesses
  • Best of both worlds – with our university affiliated courses you’ll have access to university facilities as well as those at HSDC

Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) courses are equivalent to the first (HNC) and second (HND) year of a university honours degree.

Each are qualifications in their own right and having a Higher Education qualification can significantly improve your career opportunities. Once you have completed your course you’ll also have the opportunity to top-up your qualification to a full degree thanks to our links with a range of universities.

Annual course fees for HNDs and HNCs are lower than for a full degree.

A Foundation Degree is the equivalent of the first two years of a Bachelor’s Degree. Designed in consultation with employers, they focus on developing the skills sought after in a working environment. Because of this, they are ideal for those who are seeking progression into employment or wish to further their current career. Equally, upon completion, you also have the opportunity to top-up your qualification to an undergraduate degree.

We offer HE qualifications in a wide range of subject areas including:

  • Business
  • Childcare
  • Computing
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Graphic Design
  • Health & Social Care
  • Music
  • Procurement
  • Public Services
  • Travel & Tourism

To view our full range of Higher Education courses please use our online course finder.

Applications to our university level need to be made through UCAS. If you need any help with your application or you want further information on the student finance options available to you please get in touch with us on 023 9387 9999 or email enquiries@hsdc.ac.uk.

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