The Sheffield College is expanding its range of degree level courses ahead of national changes to higher education.
The number of foundation courses offered is increasing and for the first time some students will be able to complete their three-year honours degree course in college rather than spending a final year at university.
The changes will be introduced at the start of the new academic year in September, in response to national developments within higher education.
The Government is removing the cap restricting student recruitment numbers for full-time degree level courses, enabling further education colleges and universities to offer places according to demand.
Principal Heather Smith said: “Most people think that studying for a degree-level qualification means having to go to university. That isn’t the case. We provide high quality qualifications recognised by universities, employers and professional bodies with additional benefits including smaller class sizes and lower tuition fees.
“The lifting of the national cap provides us with an opportunity to offer more higher education courses in the skills that employers need boosting our students’ career prospects, and supporting economic growth in Sheffield City Region.”
Currently around 500 students a year take higher education courses at the college in 21 subjects. Tuition fees for full-time higher education courses at the college is currently £5,900 a year.
Plans for new courses include various subjects such as biological sciences, business leadership and management, computing and system development, musical theatre and electrical and electronic engineering.