Achieving your higher education qualification at New City College is a really convenient alternative to university.
New City College currently offers Higher Education courses at Levels 4 and 5. These include Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), Higher National Certificates and Teacher Training qualifications. These qualifications are designed to give you the skills to put your knowledge to practical use. HNDs and HNCs are highly valued by employers both in the UK and overseas, and can also count towards membership of professional bodies and other employer organisations.
Why choose higher education courses at New City College?
Course Entry Checklist
To qualify for one of our higher education courses you need to be:
Non-native English speakers or those who have not studied the final two years of school in English should demonstrate capability in English at IELT 5.5 standard.
Mature students with relevant knowledge and skills, demonstrating a commitment to the chosen subject.
Higher National Certificate and Diplomas (Level 4 & 5)
The College offers Pearson Higher National Diplomas as they provide specialist work-related learning that reflects the requirements of employers and professional organisations and meet the National Occupational Standards for each sector or industry. HNDs are mainly assessed through assignments, projects and practical tasks. The HNDs are designed to be completed in two years of full-time study.
Pearson Certificate/Diploma in Education and Training (Levels 4 & 5)
The teacher training qualifications are one year full-time courses.
Applications to our full-time undergraduate courses should be made through UCAS. However, if you only wish to apply to New City College, you can apply directly to us via our website and by clicking on ‘Apply Now’.
If you need financial support with the costs of your studies, please see Higher Education Financial Advice for up-to-date information and links to helpful government advice.
Where there is an insufficient number of enrolments the College reserves the right to close a course. If a course is discontinued, applicants holding offers will be informed as soon as possible, and where possible and appropriate, will be offered a place on an alternative course by the College and/or supported by the Admissions and IAG Team to find alternative provision.
What help is available?
There is a range of support available if you are concerned about financing your higher education studies.
1. Student Loans
Types of help for new full-time undergraduate higher education students include:
Tuition Fee Loans to cover the full cost of tuition fees
Find out more about student loans for higher education:
If you choose to pay any part of the fee yourself the College offers an instalment plan to allow you to stagger your payments by Direct Debit.
3. Student Services
If you require any help or advice applying for your student loan, please speak to our trained advisors on 0330 135 9000
There is a College Higher Education Support Fund available for Higher Education. Please contact the Student Finance and Welfare Team for further information and details of eligibility if you are experiencing financial difficulties once you are enrolled.
4. Independent Financial Advice
It is important you consider your own circumstances and look into all options. You can access free independent financial advice from the Money Advice Service