NEWTEC offers a diverse range of courses and qualifications, which include foundation degrees and diplomas. You can choose to study different courses depending on your preferences.
Many higher education courses offer a vocational programme that is directly related to particular work areas, such as Childcare or Health and Social Care.
- A higher education qualification is essential for some careers such as medicine.
- A degree or HND can improve your chances of getting a fulfilling job and increase your financial potential.
- Universities and colleges bring together learners from a variety of backgrounds. This interaction can strengthen your understanding of different cultures and beliefs. Higher education develops important transferable skills, such as numeracy, communication and information technology, which can give you an edge in the fast-changing world of employment.
Higher education classes are generally delivered using a mix of lectures and seminars.
Learners are assessed using a range of assessments - both written and practical.
Most, but not all, courses will require you to hand in some written coursework. This could be in the form of an essay or other assignment.
Written coursework is a common assessment method.
Practical work could take the form of work experience, or a series of projects depending on your course.
Exams are another common assessment method. Although not all courses have exams they are usually sat under timed conditions where you can't communicate with other learners.
Sometimes books or other course materials are allowed into exams. This will be made clear to you well before the exam.
All courses will include some form of independent study, whether it's reading, researching at the library or collecting data. You will need to be disciplined with your time to get the most from independent study.
As well as individual assessments you may sometimes be asked to produce pieces of group work where you work with other learners. You will be assessed on the final piece as well as how well you work with others.
The division of your time between group work, written work and personal study will depend on the course and subject which you are studying.