Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Higher Education

At Cambridge Regional College we believe that Higher Education should be accessible for any stage of your life. Whether you are 17 and looking at what’s next after your Level 3 or A Levels or you are a mature student and looking at changing or developing your career, our Higher Education courses can get you where you want to be.

We run a range of Higher Education programmes which combine college-based tuition with e-learning, giving you the opportunity to work while you study. Our BTEC Higher Nationals and Foundation Degrees are highly valued by employers looking for skilled and motivated employees. We work closely with local employers to ensure that their involvement will add to your skills base and thereby enhance your future employment opportunities..

You will have access to excellent teaching and outstanding facilities, and as part of your course you will work in industry or carry out practical work-based assignments, giving you the real job skills valued by employers. We have established close links with local and regional universities, which allows many of our HE students to progress to university and extend their qualifications to BA and BSc.

So, if you are looking for higher education at a lower cost, smaller class sizes and better industry links that will prepare you for your future career, then there’s no better time to stay local.

Why choose HE at CRC?

  • Higher Education for less – in 2020/21 students will pay £4,990 pa compared to more than £9K pa at univeristy.
  • £10 million investment in our teaching facilities.
  • You will be taught by passionate industry experts.
  • 1,500 employer links.
  • Gain industry experience and practical work-based assignments.
  • Flexible learning, usually 2-3 days per week full-time and 1 day per week part-time.

Fees 2020/21

Higher National Certificates
Higher National Diplomas
New Student Fees £4,990 £4,990
CRC students progressing at CRC from Level 3
£3,990 Not applicable
CRC students progressing at CRC from HNC to HND
Not applicable £3,990
HNC/HND Year 1
HNC/HND Year 2
New Student Fees £2,495 £2,495
Progressing from Level 3 at CRC £1,995
Progressing at CRC from HNC to HND £1,995
  Foundation Degrees
Foundation Degree (Part time) £3,995 per year*

If you are applying as an International Student, please contact our International Centre via email or telephone 00 44 (0)1223 226317.

Financial Assistance
You can apply to Student Finance England for a Tuition Fee Loan or help with living costs. You can apply for student finance even if you have not had your place on the course confirmed.
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If you require any assistance regarding finance or the application process, please contact:
Cambridge Regional College Financial Support Team on 01223 418352

We also offer an Access to Higher Education programme click here 


Cambridge Campus Status

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