Types of Study

We have a course for everyone here at HSDC.

Whether you’re just leaving school, looking to retrain or if you just want to gain that GCSE you didn’t manage to get, we can help you.

With types of study such as full time programmes for school leavers, professional part time courses for those in employment, and employability skill courses to support employment opportunities, let us help you with your future plans.

Course Finder

Skip straight to the course finder to browse through the hundreds of courses on offer.

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Full Time (16-19 years)

Courses for those leaving school

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Earn as you learn

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Part Time Courses

From CIPS to event planning

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Access Courses

Take an access course to support your application to university

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Full and part time courses

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Higher Education

Study a university-level course closer to home

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Online Courses

Study from the comfort of your own home

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14-16 School Links Programme

Helps to develop the behaviour and attitudes necessary to continue education

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Live outside of the UK? Choose HSDC to study at!

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I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.

David Stenning, Public Services student

The teaching and support was really great, the quality was really great, all the teachers really care about your education as well as your wellbeing, they take everything into consideration and they’re great.

Katie Whittingham, A Level student

My courses were all especially interesting, I thoroughly enjoyed all of them. All of my lecturers were extremely knowledgeable and I have learnt a lot from them.

Lottie Warren, A Level student