As a teacher you will have lots of information & knowledge about higher education already, but sometimes if difficult to keep on top of everything.  

In the resource library there are resources and information you can share or direct learners & their parents/carers to, or link from your schools website. For parents/carers we have created a series of informative videos on all aspects of higher education and financing as well as real parents talking about their own experiences of their children's higher education experience. 

As well as student guides to Higher Education, you can also share the Parent/Carer Guide to Higher Education which is a comprehensive resource to help parents understand the options ahead, and what as a parent/carer  they can do to support your young learner. 

For teachers, we have developed a series of CPD courses from expert speakers on a wide range of topics. These can be viewed through your CPD/Professional section

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There are lots of different types of higher education level courses and and routes to available.

Higher education means any sort of nationally recognised qualification which is at Level 4 or above. These include 

  • Access HE   
  • Foundation Courses 
  • Foundation Year Degrees 
  • Honor Degrees - Through University & College 
  • HNC/HND
  • Higher & Degree Apprenticeships

Although in the past higher education courses were delivered at universities, they are now offered by universities, colleges and also by some training providers such as the armed forces, or via companies through the Apprenticeship route..

So, if you have Level 3 qualifications like A Levels, BTECs or equivalent then you could explore higher level study. Don't know if either University or College is right for you? Check out this video

In the Pathways section you will find out more information about your varied chooses in Higher Education, so you can discover what is right for you.