Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Exciting times at Southport College, a Green Technology Centre, a big boost in apprenticeships and Higher Education
“Our Centre provides qualifications at university level right on their doorstep.
“The focus of HND, HNC and Foundation Degree courses is about skills as well as theory; students will graduate from these courses with experience in their chosen field, as well as the knowledge behind it, something a traditional degree doesn’t always offer.”
The University Centre contains brand-new classrooms featuring hi-tech teaching aids, as well as being directly linked to the College’s new modernised library.
Students will also have access to all of the existing college facilities such as a
free gym and on-site restaurants. The courses available are a foundation degree in Children, Young People and Their Services and an HNC/HND in:
Mobile App Development
Health and Social Care
In contrast to the stark rise in university fees, fees start at just £2,000 per annum"
I was shown round the College by John Clarke, the Birkdale resident who is the Principal, and members of his staff to whom I was to thank. they did a brilliant job in explaining what the College has to offer.
Katie wrote an earlier article which gives more details and outlines the funding implications. Students from low income families already get a better deal from the new government scheme for funding student but this local facility significantly cuts the cost to all student. Finally here is a video which explains the scheme