Foundation Degrees take two or three years to complete and are a dynamic mix of academic and work-based learning. You can study full or part-time and the hours can be flexible to suit your needs.
The qualification is flexible and you can ‘top up’ a Foundation Degree to an Honours Degree at university later on, or you can stop studying once you have successfully gained your Foundation Degree as it is a recognised qualification in its own right.
All our Foundation Degrees are validated by Universities within the region.
Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas are work-related, or vocational, higher education qualifcations. Whilst Honours degrees tend to focus on gaining knowledge, HNCs and HNDs are designed to give you the skills to apply in a particular job. They are highly valued by employers and can also count towards membership of professional bodies and other employer organisations.
For those wanting to pursue a professional career in Counselling, South Cheshire College provides two professional qualifications – the University Certificate in Counselling, which is a one year full-time qualification, and leads onto the two year part-time Graduate Higher Diploma in Counselling.
The College also offers the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PCET) for those involved in education or training for the post-14 sector, which leads to either a Certificate in Education (CertEd) or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), depending upon the entry level of the student. This is usually studied over two years, part-time.
For those pursuing careers in management, we offer professionally recognised qualifications in Management and Leadership from Level 3 to Level 6.