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Higher Education Riverside College Widnes

Pre University and University Level Courses

At Riverside College we recognise the benefits of students completing their higher education course closer to home. With the convenience of a local college and outstanding value for money, alongside a distinctive education experience which provides outstanding results, our students are able to achieve their potential and progression in their chosen career.

Our inspiring tutors offer a high level of study support, you will be stretched and challenged academically whilst developing cutting-edge professional skills to ensure you stand out when applying for employment or promotion.


2019 Higher Education Course Guide

Higher Education Courses Riverside College Degree Foundation HNC HND University Courses

Our 2019 Higher Education course guide contains information on:

  • Degree Level Courses
  • Access/Pre University Courses
  • Higher Apprenticeships

Click here to download a copy, or call 0151 257 2053 to request a printed copy.


Why a Higher Education Qualification?

Higher Education Degree Level Qualifications Widnes Runcorn St Helens Liverpool Warrington University

At Riverside College our Higher Education qualifications are designed to enhance your career prospects, support progression, promotion and increased earning potential. They also offer you the opportunity for a complete change of direction.


Higher Education Courses at Riverside College

At Riverside College we have a range of Higher Education courses including Higher National Certificates (HNC), Higher National Diplomas (HND), Foundation Degrees, Top-up Degrees and Teacher Education (PCET & PGCE). Click here to view our Higher Education courses.

Higher Education Riverside College Widnes


Quality and Partnership with Staffordshire University

Quality Assured (QAA)
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) confirm the quality and standards of provision of Higher Education at Riverside College. Good practice was reported in relation to the effective integration of all student support services to enable students to develop their academic, personal and professional potential.

In Partnership with Staffordshire University
Riverside College is a franchised partner college of Staffordshire University. This means that you can study locally at Riverside College for a qualification that is awarded by Staffordshire University.

In Partnership with Employers
At Riverside College we appreciate the importance of offering qualifications that are relevant to the needs of employers. With this in mind, local employers have been involved in the design of our higher education courses. This way, you can be assured that your qualification is of real benefit to your career aspirations and to your current and future employer.


Qualifications Awarded by:

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 anything featured on our website, please email advice@riverside.ac.uk or call our Admissions Team on 0151 257 2053.

Most of our Higher Education courses require an admissions interview. At this interview we will
answer all of your questions, make sure that the course is right for you and discuss any financial or other support available to you.

Please apply online by clicking here, or call 0151 257 2053 and we will send you an application form.


Higher Education National Student Survey Riverside College Widnes

Riverside College In Top 6 Nationally for Higher Education Student Satisfaction

The Higher Education National Student Survey 2018 revealed that nationally 83% of Higher Education students were satisfied with their course, while Riverside College received an impressive taught satisfaction rate of 96%: placing them in the top six nationally for further education institutions who offer a Higher Education provision. Read more.


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