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You don't need to go to university to go higher.

Higher education courses don't have to be studied at a university. At South & City College Birmingham we have a range of higher education level courses including Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), Higher National Certificates (HNCs), Foundation Degrees and even full Honours degrees.

Our courses are run in partnership with well established universities such as Birmingham City University and Newman University and are highly regarded by employers.The benefits of studying your higher education course with us:

  • Lower tuition costs
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Stay close to home
  • A dedicated HE centre

By choosing to study a higher education qualification you will benefit from being able to study locally in smaller class sizes than at a university, possibly at a lower cost. You can also study flexibly, on a part-time basis. The good news is that you will still be able to progress onto a full degree programme in the second or final year at university. All of our higher education courses are listed to the left.

Our courses are run in partnership with well established universities such as Birmingham City University, University College Birmingham and Newman University and are highly regarded by employers.

Open Days

We hold open days throughout the year when you can come along to find out more about the courses you are interested in, meet the lecturers and see our facilities. Click here to see our open days.

Along with our college open days Birmingham City University are offering open days where you'll be able to go and ask questions about courses we run in partnership with Birmingham City University. You can visit their open days page, just click here.


If you have any further queries or would like to discuss your options our dedicated higher education team will be happy to help. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The college is part of the National Collaborative Outreach scheme

QAA Review

As part of any review process the college have been given recommendations in areas that can work to improve

To view the college's action plan please download the PDF listed below.

Action Plan

To view the QAA's full review please visit their website here: QAA Review

South and City College Birmingham’s Access and Widening Participation 

Please click here for our statement on Access and Widening Participation.

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Foundation Degrees

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Foundation Degrees at South and City College Birmingham