Study Higher Education qualificationsWelcome to our Higher Education Centre on Dorset’s beautiful Jurassic Coast offering a range of university level courses specifically designed to provide the key skills for work and for degree-level study in partnership with our awarding bodies: University of Plymouth and Pearson. We are proud to offer a value range of two-year Foundation Degrees (FdA/FdSc), Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) and Higher National Certificates (HNCs) together with a one-year Batchelors Degree (BSc Hons) in Professional Studies (Health and Community) Top Up all allowing students to stay local and study towards their higher education qualifications. Our Foundation Degrees will allow students the option to complete their degree level studies with a designated one-year top validated by their partner university either at the College or university or a partner institution or apply to other relevant courses at a university of their choice. Our HND courses are designed to give you the skills for a particular field of work, they can lead straight to a career or you can apply to top up to a relevant course at a university.
Higher Education Course Guide
Overall satisfaction rate of 93.33% for Weymouth College in National Student Survey 2022
We are pleased that the 2022 National Student Survey records an overall satisfaction rate of 93.33% from our Higher Education students – 17.04% above the national average for the UK as a whole!
Our students scored the college particularly highly for ‘academic support’ – 91% (17.23% above the national average) and ‘strong student comunity’ (26.78% above the national average).
Study locally to help reduce your student debt
In addition to saving on accommodation and livings costs our Foundation Degree fees are £6650 per year (2023/24) and our HND fees are £5750 for Home/EU students compared to £9000+ payable at most universities.
HNC is the equivalent of the first year of a degree and is valued by employers as a recognised professional development for their employees. As this is a part-time course it is suited to students who are currently employed and want to gain a work related qualification or students who might wish to enhance their employment opportunities.
Our Higher National Certificate fee is £3250 per year.
To find out more
The lecturers and staff will be happy to provide you with any advice and guidance you need to select a course that best meets your needs. For any further questions or information please contact Roz Osborne on 01305 764733 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Student Rights in Consumer Law
Under Consumer Market Authority Legislation (CMA) Weymouth College is required to ensure that the information we provide to you is accurate, easily accessible and covers what is necessary for you to make informed choice.
Our commitment to you
- Through the Course Information Pages we will endeavour to provide information about programmes of study, their structure, and tuition fees and additional course costs before you make your application.
- We will provide clear details about tuition fees up-front.
- As the relationship between you and the College is a contractual one, we will make the terms of that contract easily accessible and available before you take up our offer. Please see the links below for further details about the Student Contracts for both our University of Plymouth and Pearson programmes.
HE Student Charter
HE Student Policies
You will find below links to the current Weymouth College Higher Education Student policies
Weymouth College Access and Participation Plans (including provider impact reports)
Access and Participation Plan 2022-23 to 2026-27 – variation November 2022
Access and Participation Plan 2022-23 to 2026-27 – variation November 2022 – Summary
IHRA working definition of antisemitism
Weymouth College supports initiatives that seek to tackle prejudice and discrimination. It recognises the IHRA definition as supporting the College’s existing policies on Equality and Diversity, reinforcing the message that antisemitism will not be tolerated. When considering any allegation due regard will be given to the definition below.
In accordance with the recommendation of the Home Affairs Select Committee in 2016, the College acknowledges that:
- It is not antisemitic to criticise the Government of Israel, without additional evidence to suggest antisemitic intent.
- It is not antisemitic to hold the Israeli Government to the same standards as other liberal democracies, or to take a particular interest in the Israeli Government’s policies or actions, without additional evidence to suggest antisemitic intent.
The IHRA working definition of antisemitism is: “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”