What makes studying higher education at a college better?

Studying for a university degree at Stockport College has many benefits compared to studying away at a traditional university. With an education that places you at the heart of learning and teaching, you can stay near and go far with Stockport College.

Same end result

A degree will be the same from any type of institution.  At Stockport College our Higher Education programmes face the same rigorous checks and audits as a university.

Stay near, go far

Studying for a degree on your doorstep is not only convenient, it means you can live at home and drastically reduce your living expenses, compared to living away at university.

Greater flexibility

Stockport College not only offer degrees, we provide a variety of higher education qualifications that act as a stepping stone to a full degree, such as HNCs, HNDs and foundation degrees.  They can be topped up to a degree at a later date giving you the flexibility to complete your higher education in stages.

Unique learning environment

If you don’t feel ready for the step up to university, studying at a college is not such a major transition and they can usually provide you with more support.

No lecture theatres

Everything is on a smaller scale at Stockport College, meaning your learning takes place in a classroom rather than a big lecture theatre.  This creates a more productive learning environment and gives you more opportunities to collaborate with other students.

Extremely supportive

We can offer a more supportive learning environment, with individual support for those who need it and more one to one time with your lecturers and tutors. This gives students the best chance of achieving their potential.

Lower fees

It is well known that colleges charge lower fees for the same programmes that are available at university.  Our lower student fees means less student debt, a more affordable education and better value for money.

Working while learning

Staying at home to study a university degree means that you can study while working full-time, or hold down a regular part-time job, which can be difficult for a student based on a university campus who lives at home outside of term time.

More responsive to local economy

Stockport College is an integral part of the local community and we tailor our degree programmes to the demands of the local economy, providing you with specific workplace skills for the local jobs market.

Wider student population

Whereas universities attract mostly 18-21 year olds, Stockport College has a much wider student population, with many from non-traditional study backgrounds.


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