Preston’s College specialises in Higher Education working with our University partners to provide high quality learning on your doorstep. In fact, 66% of our adult Higher Education learners achieve high grade success (1st class honours or equivalent).
Whether you are returning to education after a break or are looking to improve your current employment prospects, Preston’s College offers a supportive environment to help you achieve your goals.
We work in partnership with the University of Derby, a top 20% provider in the UK for teaching quality, and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), estimated to be in the top 3.7 percent of all worldwide universities.
With small class sizes, dedicated facilities and flexible learning, you can fit your studies around your work or home life.
Our Higher Education programmes are created in partnership with employers and are designed to meet their needs. They are delivered by high qualified and experienced tutors in excellent learning facilities, providing you with the necessary skills to advance or change your career.
Gary started his career as a design engineer and after more than sixteen years working in the construction industry he has returned to college to study a HNC in Construction with the goal to develop knowledge and skills that will take his career to the next level.
“As a design engineer I have found that my role is quite specialised and it can be difficult to find new learning opportunities. The HNC at Preston’s College is the perfect platform for me to develop knowledge of a wide range of construction topics and demonstrate my capacity to learn. It has already proved invaluable in my current role and I know it will help me secure a promotion in the near future.”
After completing a BTEC in Sports Science, Sharlene Davis decided on a career in beauty and, after 11 years working in salons, wanted a new challenge and to further her career. In 2012 she embarked upon the QCF teaching qualification with the Introduction to Teaching, followed by a Level 4 Certificate in Teaching.
“I really wanted a new role but enjoyed working in the beauty industry so decided to combine the two and train to teach. It was a little daunting going back to school but as I did the qualification in stages, it meant I grew in confidence with each step.