UNDERSTANDING HIGHER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Every UK higher education course sets its own entry requirements. These entry requirements are there to ensure that you have the right skills and knowledge to successfully complete the course.  It is important that you research and understand these entry requirements.  A recent survey of people who have dropped out of higher education, showed that students who had undertaken limited careers research, were most at risk.  They knew little about the university or course they had chosen.




Click here for ucas

Is the University and Colleges Admissions Service for all higher education institutions in the UK.  Using the “find course” section will allow you to explore entry criteria for undergraduate degree courses.  This site should only be treated as a starting point to your research, you should also check out university and college prospectuses for more detail on the courses you are interested in.



Click here for cao

This is the Central Applications Office for higher education institutions in the Republic of Ireland.  Click on “Courses” button and check out either institutions or courses.  The search facility on this site give you a direct link to university and higher educations institution websites, which give good detail on the content of degree course, important when considering post 16 subject choices.



Click here for whatuni

Is a university comparison site which can help you to find a range of courses as well as information on colleges, universities and career options.



Click here for Which University

Which is a consumer advice agency, it has set up a website in which it helps students explore university profiles, degree subjects and gives practical tips on going to university.



Click here for Unistats

This is the official website for comparing UK higher education course data, it includes data on undergraduate courses in every university in the UK, it views courses by subject, outlines characteristics of courses and type of qualification students will achieve.  Tells you about average salary on graduating, employment prospects along with costs of doing course.



Click here for Best Course For Me

BestCourse4me.com is a unique, free-to-use, independent website run by a charity. It provides accurate, impartial information which shows the link between what you study, what you earn and the jobs available to you



Click here for The Push Guide

The Push Guide features profiles of every UK university, with advice about choosing a university and student finance, and a tool called the 'Uni Chooser' which allows users to create a shortlist of suitable universities sorted according to a large variety of criteria.

   
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