Higher Education

Higher Education

Higher Education provision is for students aged 18 and upwards who wish to continue their learning at Level 5 (Diploma) to Level 6 (Honours Degree) to Level 7 (Masters Degree) and onwards to Doctorate level.

Lots of people choose to continue their education at university once they have completed their A level or BTEC Level 3 exams.

All university applications are made through UCAS, and you can search through thousands of course choices on the UCAS website.

You can also speak to your form tutor or careers officer who will be able to provide you with support and advice on applying to university and UCAS. For more information on alternative routes after sixth-form please contact the careers team or visit the careers office.

 Work-based learningVocational-related learningAcademic learning 
LevelQualificationQualificationQualificationJob Level
EntryBasic Skills
Skills for Life
Basic Skills
Skills for Life
Basic Skills
Skills for Life
1Traineeship
NVQ Level 1
GCSE Grades D-FOperator
2Apprenticeship
NVQ Level 2
BTEC First DiplomaGCSE Grades A-CSemi-Skilled Operator
3Advanced Apprenticeship
NVQ Level 3
Vocational A Level
BTEC Certificate Diploma
AS-A2 LevelsAdvanced Technician
Skilled Supervisory
4Higher Apprenticeship
NVQ Level 4
HNCCertificate in Higher EducationManagement Professional
5Higher Apprenticeship
NVQ Level 4
Foundation Degree
HND
Diploma in Higher EducationManagement Professional
6Higher Apprenticeship
NVQ Level 4
Honours DegreeHonours DegreeChartered Professional
7NVQ Level 5Masters Degree
Doctorate
Masters Degree
Doctorate
Chartered Professional

UniTasterDays is a directory of university events for school groups and individual students.

Applying for Higher Education

If you are thinking of attending university or not sure what to do, here are a few useful links to help you get started.

UCAS

UCAS provide helpful support and advice for you to make an informed decision about your future and which providers may be the best fit for you.

UCAS Exhibition

Whether you are interested in higher education, apprenticeships, volunteer and gap year programmes, or career opportunities, you’re sure to find something that appeals to you at a UCAS exhibition.

The Uni Guide

The Uni Guide helps students make more informed decisions about their higher education choices.

heppSY

At HeppSY we work to help students like you make an informed decision about higher education, our team offer impartial information and advice.

Informed Choices

What you study at sixth form or college can affect your options at university and your future career. Use Informed Choices to help you understand which subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities.

hepp Higher Education

Working across the Sheffield City Region to encourage more children, young people and adults to consider higher education opportunities.

GAP YEAR

Prefer to take a break from studying? Here you can find options for gap year ideas.

 
 

UCAS Gap Year

Gap years can be used to enhance your CV, travel, learn new skills, and much more. Find out more and get some inspiration here.

Prospects

Whether you are interested in higher education, apprenticeships, volunteer and gap year programmes, or career opportunities, you’re sure to find something that appeals to you at a UCAS exhibition.

Real Gap

Find your dream adventure with Real Gap Experience, the UK’s most experienced gap year and adventure travel specialists.