For people who already have qualifications or can demonstrate skills at Level 3 (approximately equivalent to A-level) or above.
Higher education is a term used to describe learning linked to gaining qualifications on the Framework for Higher Qualifications. Degrees, diplomas and certificates are granted by individual universities at Levels 4 to 8. Foundation degrees or access courses (often delivered in partnerships between colleges and universities) offer individuals without formal qualifications the chance to study at Level 3 before enrolling in higher education. Students with disabilities (including mental health problems) can receive direct funding via a Disabled Students’ Allowance. This supports extra costs incurred as a direct result of a mental health condition; it is not means tested and does not have to be repaid.
Next Step for careers advice https://nextstep.direct.gov.uk 0800-100 900, 8am-10pm, 7 days. Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) for information about who offers courses, http://ucas.ac.uk
Download as PDF