Why study Higher Education?


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Wednesday, 05 August 2020 10:16

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Having only a secondary school education these days doesn’t open as many doors to rewarding careers as it has done for previous generations. It takes time to build a successful career and for those looking to kick-start their career prospects, studying at Higher Education level is a great option to consider and gives you the freedom to pursue a career that inspires and interests you.

Why study Higher Education?
Having only a secondary school education these days doesn’t open as many doors to rewarding careers as it has done for previous generations. It takes time to build a successful career and for those looking to kick-start their career prospects, studying at Higher Education (University Level) level is a great option to consider and gives you the freedom to pursue a career that inspires and interests you.

What is Higher Education?
Sometimes, people get Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) confused. FE is a learning level above secondary school level but below HE. FE is normally taught at a college of Further Education that offers study in short certificate and diploma courses. HE, can be described in terms of HNCs, HNDs, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Increased earning potential
In 2018, working-age graduates in England were earning an average salary of £34,000 while those who didn’t pursue higher education saw an average of £24,000 a year, according to figures released by the U.K.’s Department for Education.

More jobs to choose from
There are many jobs that require a qualification at a Higher Education level as a minimum requirement to even get an interview.

Develop essential skills
Whilst studying at a higher level, you will improve your time-management, organisation, communication, team work, problem solving and leadership skills. All key traits that employers are looking for in graduates in the 21st century.

Build confidence and self-esteem
Crossing the finish line of a Higher Education qualification will boost your self-esteem and confidence, knowing that all of your hard-work has paid off.

Student life
Last, but certainly not least, it is not all work and no play. Whatever your interests, you will meet new people and are likely to make friends that you will have for the rest of your life.

Why study with us?
South & City College’s dedicated University Level Centre has excellent links with employers and industry-related facilities. Studying a Higher Education level course with us is a viable alternative to university. With smaller class sizes, lower tuition fees and you can stay close to home.

Our latest Higher Education students survey (Dec, 2019) results show that 93% of our students are satisfied with their course.

From HNCs to degrees, click here to see what you can study with us.