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University Level Study Mythbusting

Tresham Business HE Adults

Upskill locally: university-level qualifications without relocation, job loss, or expenses.

If you are looking to upskill and gain a university level qualification, but are put off by the idea of moving away, giving up your job, not to mention the cost of accommodation and travel, why not take a look at what’s on offer here at your local college.

At the Bedford College Group, you can achieve University Level qualifications in a smaller, friendly and nurturing environment close to home.

The flexibility we offer means you can segment your pathway to a full degree in bitesize chunks, all whilst achieving valid qualifications like Higher National Certificates, Foundation Degrees and Higher National Diplomas which employers will value on their own merit. Or if you have one of these qualifications already, you can top up to degree level without having to commit to a 3 or 4 year course.

Still unsure? We’ve outlined some of the frequently asked questions below to help you get started:

What are the costs of this type of studying?

We understand how important it is to keep costs down. On top of savings you will make by either studying locally or online, there are many support packages and payment options to help alleviate study costs. For instance, tuition fee loans are available to those eligible as well as bursaries and grants. We also offer a pay-by-instalments scheme that will help you spread the cost of your course over a longer period.

What if I don’t quite meet the entry requirements?

If that is the case, don’t be disheartened as there will most definitely be a course we can offer to help you on your way to your university qualification our helpful team of student advisors can talk you through the different options and explain the best route to help you reach your goal.

Have I missed my opportunity to apply?

You might have already heard about the term “Clearing” but put simply, this process allows for applicants to still search for courses with available places even after the deadline date. Clearing runs from July 5th until October 17th.

How will I be able to balance my current life commitments?

Many of our courses can be studied for as little as 6 hours each week and we also offer multiple means of study including online learning.  So if you do need to balance work, life and family commitments, talk to us to find out whether the course you’re interested in can be studied online. Whatever your current situation, we’re likely to have a course that’s just right for you.

What will I get out of returning to education?

Firstly, we know that for many of our students, returning to college has literally changed their lives and opened up a range of exciting opportunities to them.  Read more in our prospectus.

Studying can be a fun and rewarding experience.  You’ll be joining likeminded students, many of whom you’ll make lasting friendships with. After achieving your qualification with us, your prospects only get brighter from there. You’ll have the choice of returning to work or pursuing your dream career straight away. If you still have that yearning for learning, we have a multitude of other courses that you can progress onto to achieve even greater heights. The choice is yours.

If you want to learn more please talk to a member of our friendly team who will be happy to advise you.




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