Higher Education

Carlisle College has partnered with leading institutions to bring Higher Education courses right to your very doorstep. Courses based on local market needs and with input from business - a combination that makes our graduates highly sought after by employers.

All of our courses are designed with your future career in mind and with tutors who are industry professionals who will share with you their insight and experience. Meanwhile we also support you to find a work placement to gain your own experience and boost your CV.

Studying close to home is often the financially sensible option, whilst also allowing you to fit your studies around other commitments that you may have such as employment, looking after children or caring for others.

Carlisle College provides a safe and supportive environment in which everyone is able to study and work to the best of their ability. You'll work in small classes, have high levels of contact with your tutor and you'll never find that you're just 'a face in a crowd' - a problem many students face in other University settings.


Today UCLan is one of the UK’s largest universities with a student and staff community approaching 38,000. Internationally the University of Central Lancashire has academic partners in all regions of the globe and it is on a world stage that the first class quality of its education was first recognised.

In 2010 UCLan became the first UK modern university to appear in the QS World University Rankings. In 2016 the Centre for World University Rankings placed UCLan in the top 3.7 percent of all worldwide universities, highlighting the progress the institution has made in providing students with real-world learning experiences and reflecting the institution’s broad pool of academic talent.

Amongst its programme portfolio of some 400 undergraduate and 200+ postgraduate courses, UCLan has been at the forefront of developing degrees in emerging disciplines. The aim is to provide a rich source of new graduates that reflect the economic priorities of the North West, the UK and indeed the global economy.

For more information please see links below
Access to Higher Education Diploma
Foundation Degree/Degree
Level 4
Teacher Training