Why study with us?
Five advantages of Higher Education at South Thames College
1. Get a qualification after each year of study
At the end of each year of study you take home an industry recognised qualification, so our higher education provision allow you to work your way towards a degree, gaining qualifications on the way.
Usually, you complete your HNC in the first year, HND in a second year and then you can progress onto the second or final year of a degree with many universities.
Our courses are competitively priced and as a student you may be entitled to loans and bursaries to support you financially during your time with us. Offering great value for money, our courses can be studied in a variety of modes giving you flexible access to higher education. Tuition fees from September 2012 will be from as little as £2,500.
3. Flexible modes of study
We structure our courses to allow you develop throughout your time with us and as our courses are flexible in nature, you can fit your studies around your lifestyle and work commitments. When studying with us, you can expect to come into college 2-3 days per week. You can study for 1, 2 or 3 years and at the end of each year, you can either enter employment with a nationallyrecognised qualification, or progress to further study.
4. High quality teaching and learning
We pride ourselves on our exceptional teaching and learning and you can be assured that what you learn with us will prepare you for successful employment and the demands of industry. The Quality Assurance Agency responsible for inspecting colleges, has given us a rating of ‘confidence’ endorsing our educational excellence and high quality teaching standards.
Our teaching staff come from a variety of professions and academic backgrounds, so you will be exposed to a range of teaching styles, making your learning a fun and varied experience. Our staff play a major role in your educational experience and are dedicated to making sure that your learning is exciting, relevant and rewarding. In addition, we regularly invite guest speakers to facilitate your learning and industry visits often form part of the curriculum.
5. Exceptional Facilities
We have recently invested over £140million in our facilities. This means you can study in one of the best learning environments in London with industry standard equipment and technology. We also have a seperate area for our higher education students to support them with their higher level studies. A dedicated higher education zone is accessible for all the resources you will need to succeed.
Partner Universities and Student Services
You can be sure that the quality of teaching you receive is of the highest standard. Most of our staff are educated to masters level or above. We work with partner universities such as Kingston University and Canterbury Christ Church University and these associations ensure high academic standards so our provision can hold its own against other Higher Education providers all over the country.
Of course you also benefit from the support systems in place at South Thames as one of London's largest Further Education colleges. For example, we offer substantial advice, guidance and learner support services - click here for details
We also offer extensive support to learners with additional needs and disabled HE students can apply for Disabled Students' Allowance