Newcastle College today announced its intention to set its higher education tuition fees at £5,800 from September 2012.
The college, which is one of the largest providers of HE in FE in the country, offers a wide range of Foundation, Honours and Masters Degrees to over 3,500 students each year.
The £5,800 fee is around £3,000 less than the Government’s maximum fee limit and demonstrates the college’s commitment to offering outstanding quality higher education at an affordable price to its students.
The college works extensively with employers to develop its HE curriculum to ensure that all provision meets the needs of industry and responds to national skills gaps in key sector areas.
By developing new and exciting modes of delivery, the college will also provide flexible opportunities for students to learn and offer them the potential to accelerate their studies and continue in employment whist gaining valuable higher education qualifications.
Newcastle College has developed a strong reputation based on excellent quality in HE. In its most recent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) inspection, reviewers gave the college the best possible ratings for academic standards and the quality of the learning experience. Twelve areas of good practice were highlighted, including employer engagement.
Bev Robinson, Principal of Newcastle College, said: “High level skill development is vital to assisting economic recovery. By offering a wide range of high quality HE courses at a competitive price, Newcastle College is committed to protecting learning, promoting social mobility and working with employers to address regional and national high level skill needs.
“Through these well established partnerships with employers, we ensure that our students graduate with the work-related skills required by industry as evidenced by our excellent track record of graduate employment.”