Help to get into higher education

9th June 2009 10:27am - Return to press releases

People who are considering a higher education qualification can find out more about East Riding College programmes in a free "bite size" course starting this month.
The College is a member of YHELLN, the Yorkshire and Humber East Lifelong Learning Network, and is pleased to offer a FREE six-week course for anyone who would like to know more about foundation degrees.
It will 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. 
It will also help people to develop the study skills they need to successfully complete a higher education qualification and you will achieve a ten credit module accredited by the University of Hull.
The bite size sessions will be held every Tuesday evening from 6pm to 9pm at the College's Gallows Lane campus in Beverley, starting on June 23, for six to seven weeks

Alison Gray, curriculum development manager at the College, said: "Higher education qualifications require a different kind of study from lower level courses and this bite size course will help people to develop the study skills they need.
"The recession means it has never been more important to have a strong CV so this September is a great time to enrol on a higher education course and boost your job prospects."

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
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.


For more information on this press release, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 306612 or email