Higher Education and Adult Learning at Craven College

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CHOOSING to study a Degree is a big decision and an important investment in your future.

Studying higher education at Craven College comes with many benefits – quality and affordable courses that lead directly to excellent employment opportunities and you will experience a personalised individual approach. Programmes are taught by highly qualified tutors with a wealth of industry experience who are committed to helping you achieve your career goal. We offer significant savings on university fees on many courses and all our Degrees are awarded through a partner university.

Our diverse range of Degrees and professional courses offer full and part-time options, taught in small groups with support for studies and flexible timetables to suit your lifestyle. Plus studying locally can save £££’s through avoiding transport and accommodation costs.

In 2012 success rates at Craven College improved again; our student satisfaction survey found that 92% of respondents were satisfied with their Degree course - this compared to a national satisfaction rate of 86%. The College had a 92% pass rate and 65% of Honours Degree students gained a 2.1 or over.

“Our reputation for high quality provision has been confirmed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education awarding the College the highest commendation in the three core themes of academic standards, quality of learning opportunities, and public information.”

Robert Bellfield, Principal

Foundation Degree Study

Foundation Degree study combines both academic and vocational skills and is packaged into 20 credit modules which form the first two years (or 240 credits) of a full Honours Degree. They are studied over a 2 years full-time or 3 year part-time programme. On completing a Foundation Degree you can choose to ‘top-up’ to a full Honours Degree. For the full range of courses visit: www.craven-college.ac.uk

Professional Qualifications

Employers appreciate the value of professional qualifications, for example the Accounting AAT Diploma is recognised and shaped by industry and is a great route into the profession.

NVQs offered by Tyro Training, Craven College’s Services to Industry Division, enable those in employment to use their current and relevant work experiences as evidence towards a higher level qualification. Visit www.tyrotraining.co.uk for more information.

Not quite ready for Degree study yet?

Don’t let anything stand in your way! Craven College offer Access to Higher Education courses specifically designed for mature students with life skills but no formal qualifications or those who wish to return to learn, refresh their skills for progression into employment or on to higher education. Access courses are a great way to get that essential step up allowing time for family commitments and/or part-time work.

Plus new 24+ Advanced Learning Loans are available...

Loan, Qualification, Job - NEW 24+ Advanced Learning Loans

The new 24+ Advanced Learning Loans are not means tested and can be used to help you to get the qualification you need to get back into work, to formalise existing skills or begin the journey towards a new career of your choice. Loans can be applied for from April 2013 and don’t have to be paid back until earnings are over £21,000 per annum. Plus you don’t pay anything back if your loan is for the Access to Higher Education course and you progress to and complete higher education study.

More details about the 24+ Advanced Learning and Higher Education Loans are available from the National Careers Service website. Student Services will be on hand at Craven College’s Higher Education and Adult Learning Open Evening on 24 April, 5.00 to 7.30pm to discuss all options for prospective students aged 19 and over.

For more information about courses, finance and events visit www.craven-college.ac.uk or call 01756 791 411.