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Pioneer Higher Skills Centre is a blend of restoration and innovation as we open our new £14m centre to deliver degree-level course in Dewsbury.
We rank alongside some of the country’s top universities when it comes to higher skills teaching provision, gaining a Silver in the government's Teaching Excellence Framework.
This new prospectus features our degree-level courses including flexible HNC/HND programmes, Higher Apprenticeships and Professional courses.
Everything you need to know
Higher Skills is studied at Level 4 and above. The routes we offer our students are flexible, whether this is through our HNC, HND route, our professional courses at Level 4 and above, or higher and degree Apprenticeship routes.
Employment is not only about getting that first job, it is about the capacity to build a career, or for some to start their own businesses. Studying at Level 4 and Level 5 will give you the necessary skills and knowledge.
At Kirklees College, we develop people into confident, resilient individuals, capable of critical thinking. Our Higher Skills provision develops and maps out our curriculum offer based on progression routes and employment opportunities locally and nationally.
For entry requirement information please call our Course Information team on 01484 43700 or email. If you don’t meet the entry requirements they will be able to talk to you about a range of Access to Higher Education courses that are available at Kirklees College.
An Access to Higher Education course is a nationally recognised qualification which can also help you progress to University or other Higher Education or Higher Skills programmes. Designed for adults who wish to change career, study at degree level or improve job prospects.
Are you interested in a career in teaching or learning and assessment and want to pass your experience and knowledge to a future generation? You can boost your chances of a career in teaching (lifelong learning) with a professional course at Kirklees College. Take a look at what we have to offer.
To be eligible you must:
- be aged 19 or over at the start of your course,
- be undertaking an eligible course at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualification,
- have been living in the UK for 3 years before starting your course and
- be a UK national or have ‘settled’ status.
You can take out the maximum amount to cover your fee or you can pay all or part of the fee yourself. You may also be eligible to apply to the college’s Loan Bursary scheme for support with travel expenses for example. Whilst the loan is not means-tested, the Advanced Learner bursary scheme is.
For more information please email or Free Phone on 0800 804 6134.
Prior attainment is not taken into account for your first Advanced Learner Loan. You can take out up to a maximum of four Advanced Learner Loans in total. You can only take out one Advanced Learner Loan at a time.
You must complete a separate application for each Advanced Learner Loan. You are unable to take out two Advanced Learner Loans for the same qualification even if the qualifications are in a different area.
Apply now at www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan when applying please have the following information to hand, the course you want to do and the cost, your national insurance number and your valid UK passport details.
Maintenance loans are to pay living costs for full-time students. This loan is paid into your bank account at the start of each term. The exact amount, full-time students can borrow depends on family income, where you live, what year of study you’re in, and what help you get through the Maintenance Grant.
If you receive a full HE maintenance or student support grant, you may also be eligible for a bursary. For more information please contact email or Free Phone on 0800 804 6134.
We’re proud to deliver some of our teaching qualifications through the University of Huddersfield
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We are committed to supporting you during your time at Kirklees College. We want you to have a fulfilling experience and achieve your very best. To help us to do that we encourage you can talk to us about anything, from learning support to advice on future employment and careers. We’re here to support you.
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We have a range of courses including our Access to HE Diploma in Childhood Studies as well as our HNC and HND in Early Childhood Education and Care. Come and join us to discover more.
We have a range of courses including our Access to HE Diplomas in Business and Computing as well as our HNC and HND courses in Business and Computing. Come and join us to discover more.
We have a range of courses including Quality Assurance of Assessment Award, Education and Training Diploma, CELTA, Cert Ed and PGCE. Come and join us to discover more.