Are you looking for a local and cost-effective alternative to university? Whether you are already employed and want to progress in your career or want to branch out and study a new subject, Fareham College will support you in achieving your Higher Education ambition. By completing your qualification at Fareham College, you will benefit from outstanding facilities and teaching while paying significantly less to achieve your goals. Many of our study programmes are affiliated with leading Universities across the region, ensuring our students maintain access to top-level research and resources.
Level 3 Access
Access to Higher Education is a level 3 qualification designed to support learners to achieve the necessary entry requirements to study for an undergraduate qualification. Aimed at students who would like to complete a degree but currently do not have the necessary pre-requisites, we offer Access programmes with a Health or Science pathway in person or online.
Level 4 – Higher National Certificates (HNC)
HNCs are one or two-year study programmes designed to support students to develop and expand existing skills from a Level 3 (A Level, T Level, BTEC or Access qualification). Students can progress onto a Higher National Diploma (Level 5) qualification. Level 4 qualifications also form part of a Foundation Degree, which consists of two years of study (Level 4 being the first year and Level 5 being the second). Foundation Degrees (FdSc) carry the same weight as two-thirds of a Bachelor’s degree.
Level 5 – Higher National Diploma (HND)
HNDs are one or two-year study programmes that focus on advancing practical and theoretical knowledge. These are the equivalent of the second year of a Bachelor’s degree. Level 5 qualifications also form part of a Foundation Degree, which consists of two years of study (Level 4 being the first year and Level 5 being the second). Foundation Degrees (FdSc) carry the same weight as two-thirds of a Bachelor’s degree.
Level 6 – Bachelor’s Degree
The Level 6 Honours degree is the most common and widely studied undergraduate qualification. Achieving a BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), Bed, LLB or BEng qualification typically takes three to four years. It is also possible to complete a Foundation Degree and ‘top-up’ to achieve a full undergraduate qualification.
NVQs and HTQs
National Vocation Qualifications (NVQ) and Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQ) are alternative forms of higher education study available from Level 4 to Level 6 providing technical, competence-based qualifications.
Please note: We will accept a student transfer from a Higher Education course provided by a UK Higher Education provider to the same/different Higher Education course provided by Fareham College with the appropriate prior attainment. This will be reviewed in line with our Recognised Prior Learning Policy. Likewise, Fareham College will provide evidence of any Higher Education study undertaken, or a level of achievement on a course prior to leaving, to any student transferring from a Fareham College Higher Education course to another UK Higher Education provider.