Higher Education

Did you know you can gain degree-level qualifications without going to university?

If you’re looking to excel in your career / enhance your prospects through education, study for your Higher Education qualifications with us. We’re an affordable alternative to university, enabling you to gain your degree-level qualification in a flexible way. With over 30 different programmes and pathways to choose from, our courses have been developed with partner employers to ensure that they meet the needs of modern businesses.


We provide a variety of Higher Education courses including:

We understand that many of our students have family / work commitments. Our courses are designed with this in mind. We provide flexible frameworks for learning with great student support and excellent teaching.

We can help you achieve your goal. Invest in your future today and find out how we can help you get to where you want to be.

Quality Assurance Agency

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has published reports on the standards and quality at South Cheshire College and West Cheshire College (Cheshire College – South & West prior to merger) following reviews in March 2016 and re-reviews in May 2017.

A team of QAA reviewers visited the respective Colleges and judged that the academic standards of the awards they offer on behalf of degree-awarding bodies and other awarding organisations, and the quality of the information about its learning opportunities, meet UK expectations.

You can download the full reports on the QAA website here and here.


Access and Participation Statement

Cheshire College South and West Access and Participation Statement

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Student Spotlight

Ella Pickford

Performing Arts BTEC HNC Level 4

South Axholme Academy

“I’ve always had an interest in musical theatre and when I visited the College, seeing the facilities and meeting the teachers, made me think I could achieve and progress to where I wanted to be.
“During the course, my confidence in performing and dancing has really increased. I have improved my technique in a variety of dance styles and I have been given the opportunity to showcase my singing in shows. We take part in a variety of shows in front of live audiences in the College’s theatre which is great to practice our skills. “I’ve gained so much, I started with not much experience in dance and now I have taken teaching qualifications in IDTA, Modern Jazz, and freestyle, which will help me in the future to become a Dance Teacher after I have finished my performing career. As part of the course we learn how to stand out in auditions and, out of the four dance auditions I’ve taken part in this year, I’ve been offered places at all four. “I would recommend studying dance at the College to anyone. The tutors are amazing, and I feel I have the skills and qualifications to start a successful career in the industry. I have now accepted a scholarship at the Hammond School to study a Level 6 Trinity Diploma in Dance/Musical Theatre. Following this, I will audition to work in the industry as a Commercial Dancer and Musical Theatre Performer.”

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