Why Study with Us
Our Higher Education programmes are taught through a mix of lectures, practical sessions and tutorials, by our highly-qualified higher education staff team.
Many of our tutors combine teaching with their own freelance careers and professional practice, helping students make the link between the classroom and the workplace.
We are justifiably proud of the successes of our students, both in terms of their academic success and also achieving their ultimate goal, whether that is promotion, a change of career or further progression in Higher Education.
Our annual graduation ceremony celebrates the successes and achievements of our students.
Our Higher National programmes have been designed to fit in with the requirements of busy lives. Use this to find employment or continue with a further year of study to achieve a Higher National Diploma with us, or you can enter part-way on to a degree programme.
What are Higher Nationals
BTEC Higher National qualifications are widely recognised by industry and higher education authorities around the world as the principal technical professional qualification at Levels 4 and 5. Developed in conjunction with employers, students, and professional bodies, BTEC Higher Nationals offer your students real experience, opportunities and comprehensive qualifications that will benefit their chosen career.
With a qualification that meets employer needs, and complimentary teaching and learning resources from Pearson that align with your area of expertise, you will be equipped to provide your students with both academic and practical skills, ensuring they leave with the experience required by business and industry, and with the flexibility to go straight into employment or further study.
These qualifications have been designed and developed to meet professional standards and recognised by employers, professional bodies and universities, which develops not only your academic skills and abilities, but your work-readiness skills too.
BTEC Higher Nationals have been designed to ensure:
- Employer engagement
- Work relatedness
- Opportunities for progression to further higher education
- Alignment with UK higher education expectations
- Qualifications that are up to date with current professional practice and include professional accreditation where possible.
Why study a BTEC Higher National
Fees & Funding
Higher Education Student Loans
Tuition fee loans are available to EU or UK students studying on both full and part-time higher education courses at Scholars School System. The loan goes directly to paying for your course fees and you don’t start paying it back until you’re earning £21,000 a year. Full-time students can also apply for a maintenance loan to help with living costs.
How much will my repayments be?
Once you reach the repayment threshold of £21,000, your repayments will begin. Examples of monthly repayments as your earnings rise are in the table below. You can find out more about repayments here: www.gov.uk/repaying-your-student-loan/overview
Student loans are administrated by Student Finance England. You can find out more about loans and grants, and apply for both here: www.gov.uk/student-finance
Tuition Fee and Living Cost Loans
If you are an EU or UK student studying a higher education course you will not have to pay your tuition fees upfront because loans are available from the government. Support towards your living costs is available through loans for students on full-time higher education courses.
Find out more about what student finance is available to you here: www.gov.uk/student-finance
Disabled Student Allowance
Students who incur extra costs as a result of undertaking a higher education course and as a direct result of a disability or specific learning difficulty may be eligible to apply for support in the form of Disabled Students’ Allowance. This allowance can support additional travel costs, academic assistance, and specialist equipment.
Find out more the Disabled Students Allowance here: www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/how-to-claim
Higher Education Hardship Fund
This fund offers additional non-repayable support, subject to eligibility, to support students facing financial hardship, including:
- Students with children
- Students with adult dependents
- Full and part-time higher education students
For more information on any of the above, call on 0207 1833647 or email email@example.com