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Higher Education Student Centre

Higher Education at Swindon College

Higher Education (HE) is university-level study at Level 4 or higher. Swindon College is one of the largest providers of HE in Wiltshire, with over 500 undergraduates studying for a wide variety of qualifications.

We offer the following levels of study:

  •   Postgraduate courses - Level 7
  •   Undergraduate BA/BSc (Hons) Degrees - Level 6
  •   Foundation Degrees - Level 5
  •   HNDs - Level 5
  •   HNCs - Level 4
  •   Professional qualifications - various levels


Student Finance

All of our higher education courses are eligible for either a Student Loan or Advanced Learner Loan.

These meant that you don't have to start paying for your course until after you have completed your study and are earning £25,000 per year. Financial support is also available from the College.

Please contact to discuss your options.



Swindon College works in partnership with key universities and awarding bodies, including Oxford Brookes University, Edexcel, ABE and AAT, to deliver its HE programmes.

Oxford Brookes University have a really useful, impartial web site with lots of advice on university life, such as choosing courses, writing personal statements, student finance and more. For more information, go to:

For some courses you can complete your entire degree right here in Swindon, without having to transfer to a university after the first year.

Find out more about the benefits of studying HE with us.


Access to Higher Education

For more information about routes into Higher Education, please click here.


We provide our HE students with their own common room / learning centre.  For details, click here


Visit an Open Event

To find out more, please feel free to come along to one of our open events.

Meet our tutors, discuss your study options, and get information and advice on issues such as Student Finance, career pathways, childcare and much more.

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Regulatory Advice

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