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Qualifications Explained

Qualifications Explained

Foundation degrees

Foundation degrees provide an alternative to traditional academic degrees. They are degree level qualifications designed with employers and combine academic study with workplace learning to equip people with the relevant knowledge, understanding and skills to improve performance and productivity.

Foundation degrees offer organisations and businesses the opportunity to enhance self-training and development with minimal disruption to the operation. They can ease problems caused by skill gaps, develop broad leadership and management potential, cut the costs of recruitment and training and encourage higher levels of staff motivation.

For students already in full-time employment, Foundation Degrees provide the opportunity to continue professional development within their chosen career whilst continuing to work and you don’t necessarily need traditional academic qualifications to gain entry.  Successful students often progress to a one year ‘top up’ Honours.

Honours

These qualifications are designed to provide in-depth knowledge and understanding, developing abilities and problem solving skills as well as ‘applied/practical’ learning.

HNCs/HNDs

Higher National Certificates/Diplomas (HNCs/HNDs) are designed specifically to provide a skills/career based qualification. These qualifications also provide a route onto Honours programmes.

NVQs

National Vocational Qualifications are work-related, competence based qualifications and reflect the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively. NVQs are available to anyone at any age or stage of their carer. NVQs are flexible and accessible – within reasonable limits, you can decide the pace, place and way in which you learn. Most people working towards an NVQ are in work.

Professional Qualifications

There is a broad range of higher level professional qualifications which will help students to progress in their present career or to gain entry into a job that they are particularly interested in.

Higher Education Centre

Higher Education Centre

The College has a purpose built Higher Education Centre sponsored by Teesside University and the Sir William Turner Foundation, bringing university-standard facilities and learning…

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Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education

Are you looking for a fast-track route into Higher Education? At Redcar & Cleveland College, no formal entry qualifications are required. Our Access to…

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Finance Explained

Finance Explained

Eligible new part-time students undertaking designated Higher Education courses can take out a yearly tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. Your course will…

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