Higher Education

If you want an affordable alternative to university and you want to excel in your career and enhance your prospects we have a course for you.

Studying at college is no different to studying at university. There are no up-front costs and you can apply for a student loan to cover the cost of your course which you don’t have to pay back until you’re earning over £21,000 a year. And by staying local you could also save money on accommodation costs too!

We offer a range of part-time courses to help you succeed in your chosen career – from short professional courses to HNCs, HNDs and Foundation degrees – and with family-friendly options and flexible modular units available you can study in a way that suits you and fits in with your lifestyle.

The Higher Education and Professional Centre on the Paget Road campus is exclusively for HE students and equipped with excellent IT facilities, comfortable social learning spaces and dedicated catering facilities, as well as its own registry for dealing with enrolment, finance, course and careers queries.

Our HE staff are all highly qualified with professional experience in their particular subject area and smaller classes and learning groups mean they can focus on you more and help you reach your maximum potential.

Develop your skills, unlock your talents and improve your future by going higher with us!

£1000 off HE tuition fees per year when you study a full Level 3 qualification* with us from September 2014 and progress on to a HNC/D or Foundation Degree at City of Wolverhampton College.
* A full Level 3 is equivalent to 2 A Levels or more or a BTEC Level 3.


The costs

Student Loans are available to cover all fees, full-time and part-time.

To cover the costs of studying you can apply for:

  • Tuition Fee Loan – to cover your tuition fees in full (full-time & part-time students)
  • Maintenance Loan – for living costs, like rent (full-time students only)
  • Maintenance Grant – if your household income is less than £42,600 per annum (full-time students only)
  • Scholarships and Bursaries
  • Extra financial help – if you have a disability or children or adults depending on you

Loan Repayment

Full-time students have to pay back any loans plus interest once you complete your course and start earning more than £21,000 a year.

Part-time students who earn over £21,000 a year have to start paying back their loans after three years even if their course hasn’t finished.

Do I have to pay back grants?

You do not have to pay back any grants, scholarships or bursaries that you may receive for your course.

For the best source of exactly what student finance support you will qualify for and be entitled to, please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

Things to remember

  • You don’t start repaying your loan until you earn £21,000
  • Part-time students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan

Part-time study

Part-time study can help you develop your career and prepare for a different future.

We understand your aims and aspirations whether you’re establishing, progressing or changing your career. All of our courses can be studied part-time so you can pursue your dreams to fit around your work or home life.

Dependant on the course you choose you can attend from just one evening a week, or during the daytime, such as one or two afternoons a week.

We also offer blended study – a combination of some taught session and online materials.

Part-time is the most affordable option with full tuition fee loans available.


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