Free sessions on foundation degrees

3rd April 2009 11:31am - Return to press releases

People who are considering a higher education qualification can get an insight into East Riding College courses in a number of free "bite size" sessions.
The College has teamed up with YHELLN, the Yorkshire and Humber East Lifelong Learning Network, to offer the six-week programmes for anyone who would like to know more about foundation degrees.
They enable prospective students to find out how the course could benefit them, the kinds of subjects they will study and the tutors who will be teaching them. 

Alison Gray, curriculum development manager at the College, said: "Enrolling on any higher education course is a big commitment so we wanted to offer people the opportunity to find out more about some of our foundation degrees.
"The bite size sessions will be friendly and informal, and will be a great opportunity for prospective students to find out if the courses are right for them."

The bite size sessions will be held at the College's Gallows Lane campus in Beverley will start on the following dates:

  • Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Policy and Practice - starts Tuesday, April 28
  • Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care - starts Tuesday, April 28
  • Foundation Degree in Business Management - starts Tuesday, April 28
  • Foundation Degree in Automotive Technologies - starts Wednesday, May 6  

Each weekly session will last two to three hours and will start at 6pm.

A one-off taster session related to the Foundation Degree in Sport, Health and Exercise Science will be held on April 27, also at the Gallows Lane campus. This will be followed by a series of bite size sessions, starting on Tuesday, April 28. 

East Riding College offers 15 higher education courses in Art, Design and Media; Business and Management; Early Years; Education; Health and Social Care; Information Technology; Motor Vehicle and Engineering; and Sport and Recreation.
These are primarily foundation degrees, which are suitable for people who are in employment.
The College also runs Access to Higher Education courses, which give people who have been out of education for some time the credits they need to apply for higher education courses.

For more information about the higher education taster sessions, call Kate Murdock on (01482) 306696 or email [email protected]
For more information about higher education courses at East Riding College, call 0845 120 0037 or visit, where you can look at the courses on offer and request a prospectus.