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Higher Education in the North East


What is Higher Education? 

Higher education refers to any qualification that is Level 4 or above, i.e., after a student has finished their sixth form or college education. There are a range of different qualification types and subjects available, that can be studied at a university, college, or in the workplace. The different qualification types and study methods mean that people can choose the option that best suits their learning style and career plans. 

In the North East 

The North East benefits from a number of fantastic institutions that provide higher education. We have universities that offer a large number of courses and subject areas, and we also have a number of further education colleges that offer higher education courses in a college setting. Many employers in the region offer apprenticeships, which offer the chance to earn a wage whilst studying for a higher-level qualification. You can see the institutions in our region here.

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Higher Education FAQs

We regularly answer questions about higher education, so we have put together a list of the things we are asked the most. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch and ask us directly!

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