Partner Universities

Preston’s College has two partner universities. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and The University of Derby. Our partner universities are the awarding bodies for a number of our courses. If you are studying a partner university course you have access to their facilities as well as Preston’s College.

The University of Central Lancashire

UCLan is one of the UK’s largest universities with a student and staff community approaching 38,000. UCLan is ranked as the leading UK university for incubated start-up businesses still active after three years of trading. It is ranked second in the UK for the number of graduate start-ups still active overall and ranked third in the UK for estimate turnover for active firms. In the last five years UCLan has helped over 1,000 students or graduates start a business or became self-employed, the second highest figure in the UK.

Courses awarded by the UCLan:

HNC in Construction

For more information on the University of Central Lancashire please visit their website.

The University of Derby

Preston’s College is an approved partner of the University of Derby. The University of Derby is a Top 50 UK university* and provides students with the best possible start in their careers through excellent teaching, delivered in cutting-edge facilities by staff who are experts in their field. 96% of University of Derby students are in work or further study within six months of completing their degree**.

Courses awarded by the University of Derby


Foundation Degree in Children’s and Young People’s Services

Certificate in Education (FE and Skills)

BSc Top-Up Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy

Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy

Post Graduate Certificate in Education Post 14 (Education & Training)

To apply for the University of Derby courses you will need to complete the Preston’s College application form.

For more information on the University of Derby please visit their website.

*The Guardian University Guide 2017

** HESA 2016, graduating class over 2000

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