Higher education (HE)

The right higher education course for your future

We’ve been developing great minds for more than 15 years, delivering higher education (HE) to full and part-time students each year.

Choosing one of our courses can give you the qualifications you need, whilst saving you money, allowing you to fit your studies flexibly around your lifestyle and laying the best possible foundations for your future career.

We offer university-approved higher level and professional courses spanning a wide range of subjects. Studying with us, you’ll enjoy a professional and supportive environment in which to learn from experienced and inspirational tutors. Our strong links with employers

We offer Foundation Degrees (FdA) as well as Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs). We have a full BA (Hons) Health and Social Care Management available which you can start from the 1st year or enter the 3rd year to “top up” your existing Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject to a full Honours Degree BA (Hons). We are now offering the BA (Hons) Early Years Level 6 qualification as a progression route from the FdA. We are also offering an HNC in Computer Networking at our SBSA campus.


We work in partnership with a number of local universities, including Plymouth University, University of the West of England (UWE) and Bath Spa University. We’ve also established excellent relationships with major regional employers including GKN, Rolls-Royce, Taylor Wimpey and South West Builders, as well as a wide range of smaller industry companies and public service employers.

Higher education facilities

Our HE courses are delivered at a number of sites across the city, including South Bristol Skills Academy, Ashley Down Centre, College Green Centre and the Advanced Engineering Centre at Parkway. Students can also use the University Centre at Ashley Down to study and socialise.

Access and participation

At City of Bristol College we aspire to increase the opportunity, aspirations and attainment of people from a diverse range of cultural and economic backgrounds. Working with our partners from across the city, we will continuously develop good practice to provide a comprehensive programme of widening participation activity and support. We believe that a socially and culturally diverse student body enriches the learning experience for all.

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