Our successful industry-led Higher Education Programmes offer an excellent alternative to university study. Courses have been designed in conjunction with leading industry partners, ensuring you leave Stephenson College well equipped for the future with a clear pathway to a successful career.

Higher Education Centre

Higher Education students have access to the brand new, centrally located Higher Education Centre. This is a dedicated facility for Higher Education students and offers flexible access during College opening hours. The facility includes quiet study areas, lecture and seminar rooms and a library.

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 The following Full Time Higher Education courses we currently offer are as follows:

  • Automotive Engineering HNC

  • BA Honours Degree in Child And Youth Studies

  • Construction And The Built Environment HNC Level 4

  • Construction And The Built Environment HND (Top Up)

  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering HNC

  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering HND (Top Up)

  • FdA in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

  • Mechanical Engineering HNC

  • Mechanical Engineering HND (Top Up)

  • Vehicle Operations Management HND (Top Up)


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Stephenson College is an approved partner of the University of Derby.

The University of Derby has been awarded a Gold rating by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in the UK’s first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This puts the University in the top 20% of all providers in the UK for the quality of its teaching.

The TEF has been introduced by the UK Government to encourage and raise the profile of teaching excellence in universities and colleges, and is intended to help students choose where to study by providing clear information about teaching provision and student outcomes.

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