Higher Education Explained

Higher education describes all courses at level 4 and above that progress up to level 8. Higher education courses include degrees such as bachelor's, foundation and master's, higher national, higher technical and higher apprenticeships qualifications.

There are many reasons to study higher education (HE).

When studying HE you have the opportunity to gain a higher level of knowledge and skills in a particular subject, different to studying lots of different subjects at school.​

​If you decide to study a higher education course, you’ll be able to select just one or two subjects that you want to study in more depth.​

HE qualifications may open more doors for you in terms of employment, some careers require applicants to hold a higher education qualification. E.g. nurses, police and teachers.

On average, those who successfully complete a higher education qualification earn more than those who don’t over their lifetime. ​

Are you looking to find out how you can fund your Higher Education course? If so, then read our Higher Education Funding Guide. Alternatively, you can find all our Higher Education campuses in London here.