Ready for your next step? Get off to the best start with a Higher Education qualification from Mid Cheshire College.

Foundation Degree

The best of both worlds, a foundation degree combines classroom teaching with relevant work-based learning. By the end of the course you’ll have a strong academic understanding of your subject, as well the practical skills you’ll need to launch a successful career in your chosen industry.

Studying a foundation degree is equivalent to the first two years of a university Honours degree, so you can expect the same expert staff and exceptional standards of teaching. On its own, a foundation degree is a valuable qualification for unlocking career opportunities, or you can choose to go on to university and convert it into a full Honours degree.

HNC & HND Courses

Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) courses are a great way to gain vital hands-on experience for your future career, backed up with top quality teaching. Cover all of the practical and academic elements that are essential for your chosen industry, all within Mid Cheshire College’s top quality learning, studio and workshop environments.

HNC and HND courses focus on giving you the best opportunities to excel in your chosen field — whether it’s engineering or art, music or sport — and once you’ve qualified you can also choose to progress to university and ‘top up’ your qualification to an Honours degree.

Check out a Higher Education course at Mid Cheshire and see where it takes you.

How to apply

All applicants wishing to apply for a Higher Education course at Mid Cheshire College must apply through UCAS – see the link below for help with the application process. Although the deadline is 15th January, we will consider late applications but advise applying by the end of June.

The only exception to this is for those applying for the employer-sponsored HNC/HND Engineering, who can complete the 19+ Application Form which can be downloaded here.

To find out more about the application process and how to write personal statements, follow the resources below.


The fee for full-time Foundation Degrees and HNDs at Mid Cheshire College is £5995 per annum. All part-time fees are pro-rata. EU students are regarded as home students and will pay the above fees.

Students have three payment options:

  • Pay it all upfront
  • Pay by interest-free instalments
  • Take out a tuition fee loan

If you are not applying for a loan and paying the fee yourself, the fee will need to be paid in two equal instalments. The first will be September at enrolment and the second on the 4th January.

Mid Cheshire College reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes by Parliament.

Higher Education fee pack 2017-2018

Additional costs 2017

International Students:

If you were born outside the UK/EEA, we can only consider your application if you meet the residency of UK students. We cannot accept applicants on Tier 4 Student Visas. In addition, if your first language is not English, you will need to hold IELTS with an overall score of at least 5.5.

For programmes awarded by other organisations (MMU and University of Chester) their regulations on IELTS will apply.

To determine your EEA status, please visit their site.

Find out about Tuition Fees and additional costs, including details of optional and mandatory costs.


Art, Games Design, Graphics, Photography
Business, Travel and Tourism
Engineering, Computing
Music, Performing Arts
Public Services, Sport
Teacher Training

Do you have any questions?
If there is anything you would still like to know about this course, please don't hesitate to ask us.

Money matters.
Depending upon your circumstances, you may be able to apply for financial support to help you during your studies. Find out more.