Getting back to work

Lifepilot can help:

Answer a few questions to help you get started:

Sign in or register to add page to my resources

Work-related higher education level study courses

There are specific higher education level courses, available in colleges and universites, that help develop work-related skills.

i stock reuse

The courses below do not include the extensive programme of degrees and honours degrees offered through colleges and universities in the South West, many of which develop either specific work-related skills or higher level skills that can be applied to most jobs.

 

Continous Professional Development Courses

These are courses that will help you improve your skills or professional practice related to your current or future job role. Courses are usually undertaken alongside work. Courses vary in length and level of qualification and can take place in the workplace or at local colleges/universites.

There can be a range of delivery formats, from one-day seminars to week-long courses and distance learning modules, Some courses can be taken as one-off study opportunities or can be used towards a qualification.

See examples of CPD courses on offer:

University of Bath

University of the West of England

University of Plymouth

For more search a college or university's website for 'CPD' or 'professional courses'.

Foundation Degrees

Foundation degrees are designed and delivered in partnership with employers and Higher Education providers (Universities and Colleges). They are taught in a college but awarded by a university. They combine study with workplace learning, so you can use your place of work to provide evidence of your learning and for project work.

Here are some of the vocational areas that offer Foundation Degrees:

  • Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
  • Arts, Media and Publishing
  • Business, Administration and Law
  • Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
  • Education and Training
  • Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Health, Public Services and Care
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Language, Literature and Culture
  • Leisure, Travel and Tourism
  • Retail and Commercial Enterprise
  • Science and Mathematics

Find a Foundation Degree on the UCAS site

HNDs and HNCs

Higher National Diplomas and Certificates are job-related qualifications available in a wide range of vocational areas.

Here are some of the vocational areas that offer HNDs:

  • Arts, Media and Publishing
  • Business, Administration and Law
  • Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
  • Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Explore a college or university's website to find out more about HNDs and HNCs

Working with partners across the South West Region

Find a provider