If your child is interested in studying at a degree level, but you’re unsure about what’s involved and how best to support them, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ll walk you through the Higher Education (HE) application process step-by-step, break down the education jargon and explain how studying at university could improve your child’s career prospects and earning potential.
What is Higher Education (HE)?
Once your child has completed Level 3 qualifications, for example, A levels, T Levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or an Access to HE course at college or sixth form, they may want to progress to formal qualifications at Level 4 or above – this is known as Higher Education (also referred to as HE).
You can study a Higher Education course at a university, further education college or as part of a higher or degree-level apprenticeship. There are thousands of Higher Education (HE) courses available at universities and colleges all over the country, as well as overseas.
Applications to Higher Education courses in the UK are managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
You can find out more about the different types of courses on offer by visiting the UCAS website, UCAS.com