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HNC Engineering

Level: 4 | Duration: 2 Years | Time Per Week: 1 Day, 1pm-9pm

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.


HND Computing

Level: 5 | Duration: 2 Years | Time Per Week: 3 Days

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.


Foundation Degree In Education (Fda)*

Level: 5 | Duration: 2 Years | Time Per Week: Half a Day

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 Counselling (FdSc)*

Level: 5 | Duration: 3 Years | Time Per Week: 1 Day or 2 Evenings

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.


Foundation Degree In Health And Social Care (Fdsc)*

Level: 5 | Duration: 2 Years | Time Per Week: 2 ½ Days

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.


Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching & PE (FdSc)*

Level: 5 | Duration: 2 Years | Time Per Week: 2 ½ Days

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.


Foundation Degree in Counselling Children and Young People (FdSc)

Level: 5 | Duration: 3 Years | Time Per Week: TBA

The Foundation Degree in Counselling Children and Young People is an innovative programme that provides education and training for working therapeutically with children and young people from early years to young adulthood using a variety of therapeutic approaches.


BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care* (Top-Up)

Level: 6 | Duration: 1 Year | Time Per Week: 2 Days

This course has been designed to produce the professionals of the future, who can positively address the challenges that health and social care presents.


BA (Hons) Education* (Top-Up)

Level: 6 | Duration: 1 Year | Time Per Week: ½ Day

The BA (Hons) Education offers a holistic approach to education and learning, relating appropriate theory to practice; a key feature of the course is a progressive understanding of you as a learner and as a learning practitioner.


BA (Hons) Sport Coaching & Sport Development*

Level: 6 | Duration: 1 Year | Time Per Week: 2 ½ Days

The aim of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to maximise their employability by providing them with academic knowledge, practical skills, and the opportunity to gain additional coaching qualifications.


BSc (Hons) Counselling*

Level: 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.


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

Level: 5/7 | Duration: 2 Years | Time Per Week: 4 Hours Per Week

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.


*Awarded by Staffordshire University

Qualifications Awarded by:

Riverside College Higher Education Courses HNC HND Degree Foundation Widnes Runcorn

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.