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Higher Education

With courses in Applied Biology, Art & Design, Computing, Creative Digital Media, Early Years & Education, Health, Hospitality, Public Services, Sport & Exercise Performance and Travel & Tourism there is a place for you at USP College.

Students choose to study an HE course with us because of the opportunity to study locally, the positive feedback we receive from students and the outstanding support offered by our specialist teachers.

Why study Higher Education at USP College?

There are many reasons to study at USP College, not least because we were just one of 10 colleges in England to achieve 100% satisfaction for the quality of our Higher Education courses in the 2017 National Student Survey and 100% of our students have gone onto employment or further study, of which 76.2% was in a highly skilled sector.*

Students also choose to study with us due to our small class sizes, the outstanding support they receive and because being on the doorstep saves them thousands of pounds on living and accommodation costs!

Guaranteed Place

Students who have completed a relevant Level 3 course with us are guaranteed a Higher Education place at the college, subject to meeting the entry requirements.

If you’re a Level 3 USP College student who progresses on to the Sports Degree you could also be entitled to a £1,500 bursary per year.

Student Finance

There are a number of options to help you pay for your Higher Education course, including tuition fee loans and maintenance loans or grants.

For more information on all the options visit 

For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England, and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year.

The OfS will start publishing providers on its Register from July 2018. We have made an application to register and expect a decision by November 2018. No provider will be able to confirm whether student support is available until it has a decision from the OfS. Visit for more information.

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