Higher Education Courses

Please click on a Higher Education course listed below for more information.

Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching & PE (FdSc)*

Level: 5 | Duration: 2 Years | Time Per Week: 2 ½ DaysFoundation Degree in Sport Coaching and PE (FdSc) Course at Riverside College Widnes Runcorn Liverpool Cheshire
The Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching and PE (FdSc) is a two-year full-time programme of study and will provide in-depth professional theory with the opportunity to progress to employment within the Sport, Leisure and Educational industry in a wide range of roles.

FdSc Foundation Degree Counselling*

Level: 5 | Duration: 3 Years | Time Per Week: 1 Day or 2 EveningsFdSc Foundation Degree Counselling Course at Riverside College Widnes Runcorn Liverpool Cheshire
The Foundation Degree in Counselling will provide in depth professional training in counselling skills and theory. This programme aims to provide a stimulating learning environment where you will develop a sound understanding of professional, legal and ethical issues.

BSc (Hons) Counselling*

BSc (Hons) Counselling Course at Riverside College Widnes Runcorn Liverpool CheshireLevel: 6 | Duration: 1 Year | Time Per Week: 1 Day
This course has been specifically developed for counsellors who are already qualified to Diploma or Foundation Degree level. It provides an opportunity for candidates to deepen their understanding of counselling theory and practice and to develop expertise in areas of specific interest.

HNC Engineering

Level: 4 | Duration: 2 Years | Time Per Week: 1 Afternoon & 1 EveningHNC Engineering Course at Riverside College Widnes Runcorn Liverpool Cheshire
A HNC in an engineering discipline is considered to be one of the benchmark qualifications for the industry. This programme of study has been designed to develop higher level skills and knowledge in Engineering.

Certificate in Education (PCET) / Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PCET)*

Level: 5/7 | Duration: 2 Years | Time Per Week: 1 Morning or 1 EveningFdSc Foundation Degree Counselling Course at Riverside College Widnes Runcorn Liverpool Cheshire
The Certificate in Education (PCET) is an ideal course for vocational experts who wish to gain a full teaching qualification in order to seek employment in the Further Education Sector. In Year 2, there is an option for candidates with a degree, to work towards the Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

Foundation Degree In Education (Fda)*

Level: 5 | Duration: 2 Years | Time Per Week: Half a DayHND Computing and Systems Development Course at Riverside College Widnes Runcorn Liverpool Cheshire
This course is for support staff working within an educational setting (teaching assistants, learning support workers, teaching and learning mentors). It will provide an opportunity for you to build on your knowledge and experience of working in education and will enhance your understanding of your current professional role.

Foundation Degree In Health And Social Care (Fdsc)*

Level: 5 | Duration: 2 Years | Time Per Week: 2 ½ DaysFdSc Foundation Degree Counselling Course at Riverside College Widnes Runcorn Liverpool Cheshire
The Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (FdSc) offers you the opportunity to develop core transferable skills and knowledge relevant to health care, social care and public health to enable you to gain employment in an area of your choice.

HND Computing

Level: 5 | Duration: 2 Years | Time Per Week: 3 DaysHND Computing and Systems Development Course at Riverside College Widnes Runcorn Liverpool Cheshire
Whether you are already working in IT or would like to gain a higher level qualification to start your career, the HND will allow you to gain leading edge skills in the field of computing and systems development through a nationally recognised qualification awarded by Pearson.

*Awarded by Staffordshire University

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Riverside College Higher Education Prospectus 2014 HE Degree, HNC, HND Access courses Part time full time covering Widnes Runcorn St Helens Knowsley liverpool cheshire Warrington
Learning with us on average can cost £10,000 less than at university. Student loans are available for all of our HE courses (subject to eligibility).

Riverside College is committed to helping all students within their first year of full-time Higher Education study (to purchase, for example, course related equipment). We are pleased to offer a £500 bursary which will be linked to student attendance, punctuality and achievement.
To find out what support you could be eligible for, please call our Admissions Team on 0151 257 2053.

How to Apply

For more information on Higher Education courses at Riverside College and student finance, please call our Higher Education Admissions Team on 0151 257 2053. You can apply through the college application form by clicking here. You do not need to apply though the UCAS system. Please ensure that on your application form within the course section you indicate that you are applying for a Higher Education course.

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