Higher Education - Why study HE at RACC?

Research shows that graduates are likely to earn 25% more than non-graduates and secure higher level jobs, so studying for a little bit longe r really can pay off. So when you know you're ready for higher education, there are some things you need to know. Are you ready?

Dedicated support for you

The College offers you advice about studying, careers or help with any other matters. The staff runs weekly skills sessions including presenting information, preparing your submissions, CV writing and other group and one- to-one support.

Class sizes are smaller than at university so you can build a closer relationship with your tutors and they can give you more individual attention to help you succeed. That also means you have more time dedicated to you.

Local and affordable

We're the affordable alternative to university - our courses are competitively priced against universities to help you avoid debt. Our Parkshot location in Richmond has great transport links via buses, the tube or National Rail and is an easy journey either from central London, its boroughs or its counties, making RACC an obvious choice if you're already living in London or the South East. There are crèche facilities providing sessional day care for children aged 6 months to years.

Our aim is to provide your children with a range of activities in a friendly, fun and safe environment during your visits to RACC. With reductions for students on income based benefits and financial support also available to students on low  income from our learner support funds. Look here for more info.

Teaching by industry specialists

Employers value the industry relevance of HNCs and HNDs a nd your tutors use their own academic and industry experience to give you what you need to get ahead. You'll benefit from guest speakers, work and gallery visits, artists in residence to bring a real understanding to your studies.

A qualification every step of the way

You can study for one, two or three years and at the end of each year you'll achieve an industry-recognised qualification with our HNCs, HNDs or professional qualifications. This flexibility means you can divide your time as you like or as you need. - so study one year, then work, travel or get experience in the voluntary sector then come back and study with us again. Or, you can study for a year and leave with a valuable qualification and go straight into work. The choice is yours!