Our level 3 full-time 'extended diplomas' (2 year courses) carry up to 168 UCAS points, allowing learners to progress to University, should they wish to. Support with progression onto higher education from all level 3 courses and apprenticeships is available through our Careers Advisor.

Throughout your time at college you will be offered plenty of support in writing your University application, including personal statements, so please don’t be afraid to ask questions! 

Our students have found that their courses not only prepare them for the world of work, but also for the independent study environment at University. Stephanie Evans studied Level 3 Health and Social Care before she went to Bournemouth University to study Nursing. She said, “One particular thing which came in handy was learning how to write and reference essays properly!”.

Here’s just a few examples of the routes our previous students have taken:

College course / Apprenticeship Undergraduate degree
Built Environment Civil Engineering
Health & Social Care Nursing
Event Management Law
Art, Design & Media Fashion Photography
Public Services Criminology
Computer Science Games Development
Applied Science Archaeology
Built Environment Mechanical Engineering
Art, Design & Media Graphic Design                                                                                                 


Over 100 students who finished their course in 2016 progressed onto University – the map below shows where in the country they have started their new adventure!