Higher education

Higher Education

From HNC/Ds to Honours Degrees, Access courses to professional qualifications; you may be surprised to know that Abingdon & Witney College offer a wide variety of Higher Education choices in a number of subject areas. We have opportunities in animal care, business, nursing, accounting, leadership and management, health and social care, and much more.

The College recently achieved a Silver Award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England for the quality of our Higher Education provision – not the first prestigious recognition we have received at this level, having also achieved a Queen’s Award for our nationally-recognised Equine programme.

Our close partnership with Oxford Brookes University helps us to expertly deliver our Honours and Foundation Degrees and give students the opportunity to study at the College and experience university life at the same time. This way, students are able to enrol on Higher Education course closer to home and still enjoy the benefits of independence and the social academic environment. Oxford Brookes University validate a number of our undergraduate programmes and is a member of the Associate College Partnership network. The university works with the College to develop courses which match the skills requirements of the region and the College’s specialist skills.

Oxford Brookes - Associate College Partnership

In order to continue improving the quality and variety of our Higher Education offer, a brand new, state-of-the-art Advanced Skills Centre opened in January 2018. Over the coming years, this will be a hub for training students who are looking to enter the STEM sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), opening up a whole new range of careers within Oxfordshire and beyond.

Along with flexible learning times and courses being more affordable than you might think, you don’t have to travel vast distances to get a top-class HE qualification. See our range of courses below.

Are you considering a university course, but perhaps don’t have the qualifications needed for direct entry? Our Access to Higher Education courses could be the ideal first step!