Higher Education

You may have completed sixth form and looking for a university-level qualification. You may be returning to education or working and wanting to progress in your career. From career-focused courses to expert teaching staff and lower costs, many choose to start their higher education journey with us. Choose from a range of HNC, HND and foundation degree qualifications.

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Save £1000s in fees
Many universities charge up to £9,250 per year. In comparison, our HNCs and HNDs cost up to £6,000 (Sept 2023 entry), keeping the costs low without compromising on quality teaching.

Flexible learning
With full-time, part-time and evening options available, fit your studies around your work and family commitments.

Strong industry links
We have great industry links with employers across London, offering you great work experience opportunities

Quality teaching
Our lecturers are highly qualified and bring years of industry experience and knowledge into the classroom. This means whatever you’ll be learning, will transfer into the real world and provide you with the skills employers are looking for.

Top-up to a degree
We have a progression agreement with local universities, allowing you to enter the final year of a degree programme after the completion of an HND.

Great student-to-teacher ratio
With smaller class sizes, individual feedback and more time with lecturers, the support offered to students is more personal and tailored around your individual needs.

Excellent student support
We pride ourselves on putting our students at the heart of everything we do. That means our team of tutors, learning support assistants, welfare officers, career advisers and counsellors are all here to offer confidential advice and support whenever you may need it.

HE Loans
With nothing to pay upfront, you will only have to pay back your tuition fee loan once you are earning a minimum of £25,000. For example, if you were earning £26,000 per year the repayment on a tuition fee loan might work out at just £7.50 per month. Click here to find out more.

Progression Pledge
As a Level 3 student if you successfully complete your course with ABB or equivalent grades, we guarantee you the offer of a place on an appropriate Higher Education course with us. This is subject to a satisfactory interview, reference and application.  

Important Information

Please note that to ensure students get the best experience possible, our Higher Education courses will run subject to numbers. If we are unable to meet our minimum threshold, we will aim to direct you to a provider who has a similar offer. Please also ensure you are familiar with our HE Terms and Conditions before you apply. Please click the following link to see our United Colleges Group Access Statement, our HE Student Protection Plan, and to download our Transparency Information.

The College of North West London has successfully delivered Higher Education qualifications for many years, working with respected universities and thousands of students over this time. With employers expecting career-focused qualifications, and the increasing costs of studying at university, more students are choosing to take HE courses with us.

Our range of HE courses is based in subjects where the College has specialist expertise and facilities. So if you are thinking of advancing your career with an HE course, why not take a look at what CNWL can offer you?

Quality Assurance Agency



Applications for all HE courses are made through UCAS.

Office of the Independent Adjudicator
Higher Education courses in colleges are within the remit of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA). The OIA is an independent body set up to review student complaints. Free to students, the OIA deals with individual complaints against Higher Education Providers in England and Wales. The OIA website can be found here.

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The College of North West London is a constituent college of the United Colleges Group. The United Colleges Group was formed from the merger of City of Westminster College and the College of North West London. Whilst our courses are provided by our constituent colleges, some access providers such as UCAS and the Student Loans Company, we may be registered as the United Colleges Group. 

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HNC/HND in Computing (HTQ) Adults, H.E. Students H.E. Courses