UNIVERSITIES AND HIGHER EDUCATION IN ENGLAND

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1. Check if a university or college is officially recognised

1.1. Recognised bodies

1.1.1. higher learning institutions

1.1.2. award degrees

1.2. Listed bodies

1.2.1. cannot award degrees

1.2.2. awarded by a recognised body

1.3. degree is not from an officially recognised UK university or college

1.3.1. no guarantee it’ll count when you’re looking for a job

1.4. university or college is not listed

1.4.1. contact the Office for Students

1.4.2. check

2. Find postgraduate teacher training courses

2.1. Primary and secondary postgraduate teacher training

2.1.1. following

2.1.1.1. a degree

2.1.1.2. grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths GCSEs

2.1.1.3. grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE science if you want to teach primary

2.2. Further education postgraduate teacher training

2.2.1. a degree, or relevant vocational or technical qualification

2.2.2. grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths GCSEs (or equivalent)

3. Higher education courses: find and apply

3.1. have to be 18 or older

3.2. where

3.2.1. universities

3.2.2. colleges

3.2.3. specialist institutions like art schools or agricultural colleges

3.3. include

3.3.1. diplomas

3.3.2. bachelor degrees

3.3.3. foundation degrees

3.3.4. post-graduate degrees

3.4. Full-time courses

3.4.1. Unistats

3.4.2. UCAS

3.4.3. National Careers Service

3.5. Part-time courses

3.5.1. National Careers Service

3.5.2. Unistats

3.6. Open University courses

3.7. Specialist music, dance and drama courses

3.8. Teacher training

3.8.1. Undergraduate

3.8.2. Postgraduate

3.9. Postgraduate courses

3.10. Courses at private institutions

4. Mature students: university and funding

4.1. Entry requirements

4.1.1. A levels

4.1.2. an Access to Higher Education course

4.1.3. NVQs, BTEC or other work-based qualifications

4.1.4. do not need qualifications to study at the Open University

4.2. Full-time courses

4.2.1. undergraduate

4.2.2. postgraduate

4.2.3. teacher training

4.3. Part-time courses

4.4. Open University courses

4.5. Compare courses

4.6. Apply for student finance

5. University Clearing through UCAS

5.1. use Clearing if

5.1.1. completed a UCAS application

5.1.2. don’t get any offers

5.1.3. offers aren’t confirmed

5.1.4. turned down all the offers you received

5.2. Find a course through Clearing

5.2.1. UCAS

5.2.2. from mid-August to late September

5.3. Accepting an offer

6. What qualification levels mean

6.1. see a list of qualification levels in England

6.2. use the Register of Regulated Qualifications

6.3. compare qualification levels