Higher education is third level education.
You usually have to be 18 or older to take a higher education course. They’re usually taught in:
- specialist institutions like art schools or agricultural colleges
Higher education qualifications include:
- bachelor degrees
- foundation degrees
- post-graduate degrees [gov.uk]
The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) contains descriptions of all the main higher education qualifications. Higher education qualifications mainly relate to levels 4 - 8 of the FHEQ. Please see our guide on HE levels
For more information on Qualifications please see nidirect -Qualifications: what the different levels mean
To apply for a full time Higher Education Course you will need to apply through UCAS.
You can find out more about UCAS here - UCAS
If you are leaving school or perhaps returning to education there are plenty of options open to you.
There are lots of funding opportunities available please see
With a degree apprenticeship you can achieve a full Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. And just like traditional degrees, an apprenticeship is a great route to a great career.
For more information please see - Skill Up Somerset