Top Tips: Further education
HAVE you ever considered doing a university-level course?
You don't necessarily need to go to uni, and looking to a college provider can save money.
An organisation such as City College Plymouth offers highly-successful foundation degrees, higher national certificates and professional qualifications, including teacher training:
Foundation degrees (FDs) are two year degree-level courses (full-time), the equivalent to studying for the first two years of an honours degree at university, and can all be followed by a final honours degree year at university.
They are designed in collaboration with employers and offer students the opportunity to combine academic study with the skills needed in the workplace.
Foundation degrees can be practical, relevant and industry-led, ensuring students are very employable.
They can be very useful to mature students returning to learn, boosting confidence as they start on a new career.
Recently, 130 students who had studied foundation degrees at City College Plymouth were awarded honours degrees at Plymouth University's graduation ceremony. Nine of those students achieved the highest award of a first class honours degree. A further 290 students who have just completed their courses at the college were awarded foundation degrees in a wide range of subjects.
City College Plymouth is hosting a University-level Courses Open Day on Saturday, October 13, between 10 and 1pm, at its Kings Road site, in Devonport.
Visit www.cityplym. ac.uk/events