Detailed Knowledge 

Studying at higher education level gives you the opportunity to gain a higher level of knowledge in a particular subject. You’re probably used to studying lots of different subjects at school. If you decide to progress to higher education, you’ll be able to select just one or two subjects that you want to study in more depth.

Transferable Skills

Higher education study allows you to develop loads of new skills that will look great on your CV. You might be asked to deliver presentations, work in groups, demonstrate critical thinking, time-management and initiative, and much more.

Experience & Networking 

Many higher education courses give you the opportunity to network with employers from fields related to your area of study. You many also are given the opportunity to undertake work experience or placements as part of your course.

Job Opportunities and Careers 

Some careers require applicants to hold a higher education qualification. Your qualification may open more doors for you in terms of employment and, on average, those who successfully complete a higher education qualification earn more than non-graduates.

It could be fun! 

Studying a higher education qualification allows you to focus on the subject that you find most interesting and would enjoy learning more about. You’ll get to meet new people, try new things and if you decide to move away from home to study higher education you’ll learn to be more independent.

In the resource library we have compiled a range of videos from students talking about their Post-18 Options, including University & College Students, Work placement and apprenticeships. 

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Teacher Information

Check out our Parent/Carer guide to Higher Education, which covers everything you need to know about your childs Higher Education options. 

You can also watch videos from real parents talking about their experiences of their children going onto Higher Education 

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You might not think that going to Higher Education at 18 is for people like you? Maybe you are the first in your family to go to University or College and your not sure how they will react, or whether they will support you? 

Well, don't worry, Higher Education is for everyone! .Throughout this site you will find out lots of information about the different pathways open to you, and why going onto Higher Education is a great choice.

As well as information, you can watch lots of videos from students about their experiences of student life, you can check out the course finder to see what type of amazing opportunities exist, use the career builder to see how your future could flourish and so much more. 

We also have a dedicated Parent Zone where we have lots of information and videos you can share with your parent/carer to help them understand and support the decisions you want to take. 

Need more help? 

Just get in touch, or get some peer support from other students via UniBuddy