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With the rising cost of Higher Education at University, it makes sense to consider a better value alternative. Eastleigh College offers a number of qualifications at Levels 4 and above as well as traditional University partnered Higher Education.

University partnered degree courses with the University of Portsmouth (UoP)

Our range of Higher Education courses are studied part-time at Eastleigh College and validated by our partner university, the University of Portsmouth.

College vs University - What are the advantages?

  • As a Further Education college, our funding structure allows us to pass on significant savings to our students.
  • Class sizes of no more than 20 students ensure you receive high quality tutor support, and a wealth of support and guidance for group and personal learning.
  • Dedicated IT facilities and learning areas.
  • Access to excellent facilities with state-of-the-art workshops, classrooms and studios.
  • Access to partner University facilities.

Higher apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeships are Level 4 and above and are equivalent to the first stages of higher education, such as a foundation degree. For example, 'Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard - HR Consultant / Partner' is a work-based qualifications gained through a completed portfolio of works, whilst working in a related job role.

Faculty (college-based) courses at Level 4 and above

Browse our range of part-time professional courses by subject to find the higher level courses available. For example, HE Faculty courses such as 'Level 5 CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Management' studied at set times through classroom based learning at the College.

Access to university diploma courses

We also offer 'Access to University and Higher Education' which is a diploma courses for mature students who wish to progress to university to study a science-based degree.

How to apply

Due to the varied delivery of Higher Education courses, the process of applying will differ slightly by course. Please apply from the course page on this website using the 'Apply Now' link. From there, you will be redirected to the relevant application form.

Find out more

If you have any questions please call our information, advice and guidance team on 023 8091 1298, or email

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