14 reasons to study at degree level with City of Bristol College

Looking for small class sizes, expert tutors and cheaper fees? You don’t have to go to university to get a degree.

You can join our University Centre which offers full and part-time university-level courses. We’ve been delivering Higher Education (HE) for more than 15 years.

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1. Study at degree level

Our courses are validated by universities such as the University of the West of England, Bath Spa University and the University of Plymouth. You will have access to university resources too.

2. We’re silver

We have been rated silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework by the Higher Education Funding Council for England in June 2017.

3. We have excellent standards

We have been awarded the UK Quality Assured mark to reflect the excellent standard of our higher education courses.

4. You’ll be taught by specialists

Our lecturers are experts in their field. They continue to practise their academic subjects in their industry alongside giving you the best teaching experience. 

5. You can reach higher

In the latest National Student Survey, 84% of our students agree their course had provided them with opportunities to apply what they had learned – this is above the 80% national average.

6. We are for everyone

Whether you are at the start of your career or looking for a change, an 18 year old or a mature student, we offer a course to suit anyone’s needs.

7. You’ll be safe and secure

Our courses are validated by highly regarded universities such as the University of the West of England, Bath Spa University and the University of Plymouth. You will have access to university resources too.

8. Benefit from small class sizes

We get to know you as individuals – you won’t get lost in the crowd with us.

Our smaller class sizes mean there are more opportunities for questions, peer discussions, and really getting to grips with your subject. We give you individual attention.

9. We care

You come first. We have a dedicated student welfare support team who are available to listen, support, advise and generally point you in the right direction when you need them. 

10. We have courses that can fit around your schedule

We offer university-level courses which will give you all the skills and knowledge you need to enter into your dream career.

With options for full and part-time courses, there is something which can fit around your schedules and other commitments.

11. You’ll get more for your money

Our college offers affordable tuition fees to make sure our courses are open and accessible to more people.

You won’t be priced out of the market by extortionate costs and we offer special bursaries for some pre-existing students.

12. Facilities to study and socialise

With four learning centres across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, you could be:

You can use the University Centre at Ashley Down to study and socialise.

13. We’re employer-focused

We are committed to your journey and career.

That’s why we pride ourselves on our excellent links with employers such as St Monica Trust, Avon and Somerset Constabulary and DAF Trucks UK which help bridge the gap between skills and jobs.

14. Bristol is the best

One of Britain’s best cities, Bristol is big enough to be exciting but small enough to not get lost. With fantastic travel links by road, train, bus and bike to the other side of the city and into the countryside, you will never be short of things to do.

With some of the finest bars, restaurants, museums, theatres and music venues in the country – get a taste of what the West Country has to offer.

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