What Can I Study?
Each student who enrols on an HNC/HND or Foundation Degree at New College will receive a FREE HP Notebook* to help with your studies. Not only that, but after completing the course, the device is yours to keep at no extra cost!
Higher Nationals (HNC/HND)
Higher Nationals are level 4 and 5 qualifications – the same as a Foundation Degree. They are vocational courses with an emphasis on ‘learning by doing’; focusing on the skills and knowledge needed for a particular job role or career. An HNC or HND could be the ideal choice if you're seeking a cost-effective, vocational pathway through higher education or into a career.
On successful completion of the HND, depending on your
grade, you may be able to complete a second or third ‘top-up’ year of a
Studying for a foundation degree at New College will allow you to gain a recognised degree qualification accredited by the University of Gloucestershire or Bath Spa University. You will benefit from access to resources and facilities at the universities as well as New College. Foundation degrees provide a strong platform for learners seeking employment or a stepping stone to a full undergraduate qualification later on.
Hacking has become one of the most high-profile security risks to today’s businesses. Affecting organisations of all sizes and across all sectors this has lead to cyber security emerging as a top priority all over the world.Become an expert at defending against malware, viruses and hacking in preparation for a cyber-security career.
Health and Social Care - In partnership with the University of Gloucestershire
With the increased strain todays health issues are placing on our society, there is an ever-increasing demand for qualified health and social care practitioners. Gain the skills and knowledge needed to administer high-quality, safe and compassionate care as part of a career within the rewarding health and social care sector.
Sports Coaching and Performance - In partnership with the University of Gloucestershire
This programme balances practical experience in industry with academic study to give you the knowledge and leadership skills that employers are looking for in this competitive industry. To underpin your coaching knowledge, you will look at how sport is organised, delivered and managed in the community, the scientific principles of psychology, performance analysis and exercise science.
Early Years - In partnership with Bath Spa University
Explore the status of children in society and discuss how practitioners can allow the voice of the child to be heard. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the regulatory and legislative framework for early years, and the government’s agenda and strategies as they relate to young children and their families.
Access to Higher Education Diploma
Ideal for anyone needing the relevant level 3 qualifications to progress onto a degree-level course. Designed especially for mature students who have had a break from their studies (of 1 year or more), this qualification is generally accepted as an alternative to A-Levels and is combined with GCSEs.
We offer 4 Access pathways:
Find out more about the Access Diploma and see if it's right for you.