Higher Education

If going into Higher Education is something you are interested in, then look no further! There are a wide variety of courses available for you to study at College or University, as well as a whole host of resources available to help you decide on your next step.

We have provided some information below to help with these decisions; from choosing your course and University, to information about the financial support available to you as a student.

Choosing a Course

If you are thinking of going into Higher Education, there are a number of aspects you will need to consider, including the course you want to study.

There are hundreds of courses available at each University and College, so it is advisable to start looking early to ensure you have a good idea of what you would like to study. It is also important to note that courses in the same subject can vary in content between institutes, so it is a good idea to look into the specific syllabuses taught by each College or University to establish which one suits you best.

Use the UCAS adviser tool to the right to help you in your course decision, or alternatively visit the links below for more information:

If you are thinking of going into Higher Education, there are a number of aspects you will need to consider, including the course you want to study.

There are hundreds of courses available at each University and College, so it is advisable to start looking early to ensure you have a good idea of what you would like to study. It is also important to note that courses in the same subject can vary in content between institutes, so it is a good idea to look into the specific syllabuses taught by each College or University to establish which one suits you best.

Use the UCAS adviser tool below to help you in your course decision, or alternatively visit the links below for more information:

Choosing a University or College

You will also need to consider where you would like to study. This could be close to home, or further afield. Use the resources below to give you a better idea of where you can study. The best way to choose your University is to attend Open Days – this way you get a better feel for the University and its surroundings.

If you are thinking of staying close to home for your Higher Education here are Lancashire’s local providers.

Student finance

When considering studying for a degree, a lot of people have concerns about how they will cope with money whilst they are studying. But don’t panic! There is a lot of support available to students to help them with their finances in their journey through Higher Education. The following videos provide more information about financial support available through Student Finance England (SFE), including extra support for students with disabilities.

How / When to Apply

About SFE

There are a variety of resources available from SFE providing further information about the support they can offer, including explanations about what evidence will be required during your application and extra support available to students with disabilities. You can also visit the SFE Page or the links below for more information and videos.

The Application Process

When applying to study at University, you will need to apply through UCAS, and provide a personal statement selling yourself to your chosen University or College. Your current college or sixth form will assist you with the application process, but remember – there are strict deadlines for the applications, so the earlier you start the better!

Click on the images and links below to take a look at the application process and gain advice on your personal statement.



Ucas - how it works


Ucas - personal statement

If you have any questions or want advice you can get in touch.

If you have any questions or want advice you can get in touch.