A Guide to Higher Education

Higher Education or HE is university level study at Level 4 and above. There are a number of benefits that come with studying at HE level with us at BCA, including:

  • Lower living costs – by living at home, you save on accommodation fees
  • Lower tuition fees compared with Universities
  • Access to partner university resources as well as our own

BCA works in partnership with the Royal Agricultural University, the University of Reading and Bucks New University to deliver its specialist HE programmes.

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Experienced and dedicated staff

Our highly qualified, supportive and experienced staff, together with our vocational approach to delivery and links with industry, help to ensure you will have a rewarding and outstanding learning experience. Our emphasis is to support you through your qualification and to ensure, through work experience opportunities and developing your personal skills, that you are best placed at the end of your course to further your education or enter the job market.

Teaching and learning resources

The College is fully equipped with modern teaching facilities, including a purpose built lecture theatre and seminar rooms. Extensive IT facilities allow for advanced e-learning through our own Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – Moodle. Students can access dedicated HE study space and academic resources with access for our Foundation Degree students to the VLE and learning resources of their awarding university.

Campus facilities/events

Our unique campus is set in 400 acres of beautiful countryside. On-site there are a number of cafés and social spaces for you to unwind in. Foundation degree students can also access the Student Union events and facilities of their awarding university.