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Career-boosting Degrees with Walsall College

Those looking for university-level courses are invited to come to Walsall College’s Open Day, where they can find out about its range of degree-level courses, all of which are a fraction of the cost compared to university fees.

Pre-register to our Open Day

The Open Day takes place at its Wisemore Campus on Thursday 22nd November, from 4pm – 8pm. Tutors will be on hand to tell students everything they need to know, from financial help to what they can get out of their studies here.

Our courses enable students to work flexibly, so they can fit their studies around other commitments. Designed with industry input, our courses are taught by expert tutors to give you the skills that employers tell us they want.

Our degrees are delivered in partnerships with a top local universities, including Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, and the University of Worcester.

We are also introducing degree apprenticeships to our higher education offer. These unique programmes combine on-the-job training with part-time study, enabling you to develop both technical and academic skills.

Earlier this year, we launched the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship in partnership with University of Worcester.

With training taking place in your organisation, the programme helps managers and aspiring managers develop highly effective leaderships skills. Employers can pay for your training using their apprenticeship levy funds, as long as you enrol before April 2018, when the levy offer ends.

Every year, hundreds of students take the affordable route of studying a university-level course to fulfil their ambitions, including one of our former students Daniel Ali.

On the recommendation of a friend, Daniel came to Walsall College to study a level 1 course in Computing. He liked it so much, he stayed on to complete levels 2 to 5, including a Degree.

“The one-to-one support I received from tutors was extremely helpful. They would tell me where I was going wrong, which allowed for a lot of self-reflection to happen. My personal development was probably the most valuable thing I got out of the course. I understand myself more.”

After graduating with top marks, Daniel applied to several graduate agencies and found a job at the NHS Blood and Transplant unit as a Graduate ICT Systems Developer. There, he is making use of his skills working on numerous projects that will make a huge difference in people’s lives.

“My team and I are developing new systems to replace old ones. My biggest project is a new system that will manage blood donations and file customer complaints.

The role makes use of the skills and qualities I developed through my course, such as technical IT skills, confidence and self-reflection. It’s really rewarding to apply these skills in a role that makes a difference to people’s lives. Without our systems, it wouldn’t be possible for blood transfusions or organ transplants to take place. It’s something to wake up to in the morning.”

In the current economic climate, studying higher education courses at college is increasingly popular, giving students a more flexible, cost effective route to achieving a university degree.

Walsall College offer HNC, HND and Top-up degrees in a range of programmes including Business Studies, Computing, Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Photography.

Daniel did it. You can do it too. Come to our Open Day on Thursday 22nd November from 4pm to 8pm to find out more about our Higher Education courses. 

Published on Nov 14th 2018

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