Higher Education

At Activate Learning we offer a range of higher education qualifications from HNCs and HNDs to Foundation Degrees, PGCEs and top-ups for BA and BSc Degrees.

Activate Learning will help you to develop the skills, knowledge, confidence and determination required to succeed. With our expert help, quality teaching, and guidance, you can improve your employment status, income potential and enjoy a brighter future.

Activate Learning has been recognised for its focus on employability by the Quality Assurance Agency and ensures that every programme of study provides opportunities for students to develop the employability skills needed for a successful career in their chosen subject.

Our Foundation degrees, PGCE and BA/BSc top-up programmes are awarded by partner universities including Oxford Brookes, University of Reading, University of Greenwich, and Kingston University. Whilst our Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Diplomas (HND) are awarded by Pearson.

Why Choose Activate Learning to study Higher Education?

Activate Learning offers high-quality teaching and learning outcomes for its students and has been awarded TEF Silver Status. Activate Learning offers:

  • Close to home: with six campuses you can remain living at home whilst studying, reducing the costs of relocation and/or travel
  • Flexible: a range of part-time and full-time options so you can balance study with work or other commitments
  • Affordable: our tuition fees are competitive, and when combined with not needing to move away from home to study, can significantly reduce the costs of studying.
  • Smaller class sizes: provides opportunities for a more personalised learning experience which supports you as an individual
  • Work-based learning: all programmes provide students with work-based learning opportunities supported by employers, external organisations and/or professional practitioners, and significantly enhance students’ employability skills and progression opportunities.
  • Practical learning: a wide variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods, designed to develop academic as well as vocational and employability skills, such as communication, problem-solving and teamwork
  • Support: access to additional learning support through a dedicated team of HE study support tutors who provide a wide range of services

Visit the Activate Learning Group site for a complete list of our HE policies. 

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Coming back to studying after a gap has been a confidence boost. It's been a brilliant experience just knowing that I can alter where my career path is going.”  Maya, Access to HE: Psychology

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