Higher Education

Higher Education

Higher education at Barnet and Southgate - affordable, flexible and local

We offer a wide range of higher education courses at the College which can enhance your career pathway towards a sustainable career or enable you to study at a higher level. Information, advice and guidance is available to support your application and enrolment onto the right course for you.

Our flexible and distinctive courses are validated by highly regarded universities and awarding organisations. Curriculum teams work closely with employers to ensure our higher level assessments relate to current industry and sector practice and include live action research projects.

Successful students at the College achieve excellent results including firsts in bachelor degrees; students have also received outstanding achievement awards from our partner universities. 

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Barnet and Southgate College delivers teaching, learning and outcomes for its students that meet rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

Programmes include:

  • Work-related Level 4 and 5 courses
  • Foundation degrees
  • Top-up bachelor degrees

And can be attended on a full time or part time basis or via a higher level or degree apprenticeship whilst working. Programmes are offered across our main campuses and include dedicated HE study spaces. 

Our HE fees  are significantly less than those charged by universities, so you can achieve a university – led education that is affordable and local. Our higher level students benefit from an extensive timetable of teaching, learning and assessment hours with fully qualified and experienced HE staff. Dedicated, regular tutor support is also built into the programme.   

A laptop/tablet may be available for students who make a successful application to the HE Student Support Fund (T&C’s apply.)

Work placements / experience

For some of our HE courses there is a compulsory work experience/placement element which may need to be in place before you start the course (details can be found on individual course profiles or can be discussed at your interview). The College is committed to offering all its students the opportunity to get work placement / experience and we work closely with REED NCFE who are based at our Wood Street Campus.  

Access to HE 

If you feel you’re not yet ready for higher level study, check out our range of Access to HE programmes

Click on this link to see the benefits of an Access to HE loan http://www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

Graduation ceremony

We believe It is important to celebrate student achievements after the culmination of several years of hard work, this happens at our Graduation Ceremonies.

 We typically hold our graduation towards the end of September each year, the ceremony is held in the iconic St John the Baptist Church, across the road from our Wood Street Campus.

 Once the date for the ceremony has been set students will receive in invitation in the post and also via email detailing further information about hiring  gowns and guest tickets.

Please click here to see photos from the latest graduation ceremony

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Quality Assured

A team of reviewers from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education ( QAA ) visited Barnet and Southgate College and judged that its academic standards, the quality and enhancement of its student learning opportunities, and the quality of information about its learning opportunities all meet UK expectations.

The Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) has published its annual statement on our HE performance for 2018. Click on this link to view the Barnet and Southgate College statement.

The National Centre for Diversity has produced a confirmed access and participation statement for Barnet and Southgate College.
Click on this link to download their statement.

In line with OfS requirements, we have a Student Protection Plan in place.
Click on this link to download a PDF version of our Student Protection Plan for 2019-20.

Please also see the current OFS Transparency Tables

We do not offer NMH services.


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