College & Alternative Routes to a Degree

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College & Alternative Routes to a Degree

Applying to College and Alternative Routes to a Degree

There are a range of options at college which can lead to higher education college qualifications, or on to university.

  • An HNC is a one-year college course, after which you may apply to first year at university, and in some cases you may be able to apply to second year.
  • An HND is a two-year college course, after which you may apply to first year or second year at university, and in some cases you may be able to apply to third year.
  • There are also some degree courses available at college.

You might remember we talked about this when we visited you in school in S5?

You can apply to college at the same time as you apply to UCAS by applying through the relevant college website. This does not use up any of your UCAS choices. Find out more about articulation here.

There are also some courses in which you can become an Associate Student, which means that you can be enrolled at both college and university at the same time, and be guaranteed a place at university if you pass your college course. Search on college and university sites to find out more.