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Degree-level courses with flexible starts

Apply now: HE.​Team@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​uk

If you’re looking to enhance your learning and qualifications, wanting to progress in your current role or hoping to explore new employment opportunities, then a degree-level course could be a great option.

If you’re looking to kick-start the year with a university-level course, we have part-time Higher National Certificates (HNCs) with flexible starts.

Choosing the right course for you

We have launched a suite of new HNCs, covering a range of different curriculum areas — from Art & Design, Catering & Hospitality, Teacher Training, and Sport to Business & Accounts, Computing, Performing Arts and Health & Social Care.

If you’d like to find out more, take a look at our full list of university-level courses, including a number of Level 4 HNCs and Level 5 Higher National Diplomas (HND):

About the HNC

The full-time HNC programmes can be completed in just one academic year, typically through studying two days per week. Alternatively, they can be spread over two years if done on a part-time basis (one day per week) for our Construction, Engineering and Teaching programmes. 

The HNC programmes are a Level 4 qualification, broadly equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate university degree course, and are awarded by the UK’s largest awarding body (Pearson).

The advantages of College vs. University

Many students are now opting to reap the benefits of staying local and studying for a university-level course in a college environment. Here are some of the benefits to consider.

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Kristopher studied the Computing HNC and HND at College. He wanted to make his hobby of computer programming his full-time career, so he quit his job at Tesco and made the decision to retrain to get the skills, experience and qualifications he needed to make his ambition a reality.

Financial support

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Eligible students can apply for a student loan to cover their tuition fees and a maintenance loan to help with day-to-day living costs from Student Finance England.

Not only that, the College is also offering a Special Support Bursary (Head Start Scheme) worth £1000 to those who study full-time on one of these courses, to support them to do so (terms & conditions apply). 


If you’re interested in starting a degree-level course with us, get in touch with our friendly HE team who are ready and waiting to answer any questions you may have: HE.​Team@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​uk, or alternatively, fill out our enquiry form below.

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