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Why Higher Education at Nescot

Higher Education student life

We have a modern and spacious campus which has recently received considerable investment in its spaces and facilities. Most of our Higher Education (HE) degrees are validated by Kingston University, hence you will have access to their library as well as our own. You will also be able to take advantage of their student's union facilities, societies and their sports clubs. We are in leafy Ewell, near Epsom, but the University is only a 20 minute bus ride away. Central London is 30 minutes away from our nearby train stations.

Changing careers or upgrading qualifications

Nescot is your local college where you can study for later-life University degrees. A range of HE courses are available including Counselling, Sports Therapy, Computing, Animal Management, Osteopathy and several others. Details of all HE courses can be found by clicking here.

We are located between the train stations of Ewell East (5 minute walk) and Ewell West (15 minute walk). This means we are less than 25 minutes direct travel time from Croydon, Mitcham, Sutton, Wimbledon and Leatherhead. We have a large free car park for students, a crèche if you have small children and you may be eligible for a loan to help with course fees. Our excellent facilities include a state of the art sports centre and a modern Osteopathy clinic that was opened in 2016.

We'd be more than happy to show you around and you can meet some of our mature students on the way. We still have places on some of our courses that are starting in Sept 2017 so please call 0202 8394 3038 for further information.

High satisfaction rates

HE students at Nescot are among the most satisfied in the country, according to 2013 statistics. The National Student Survey 2013 found 95% of those questioned were satisfied with their course, compared to 85% nationally. The results mean HE students at Nescot are the most satisfied in Surrey, and compares to 92% at the University of Cambridge, 91% at the University of Oxford, and 90% at the University of Durham.

High quality - Highest possible QAA rating (2012)

The quality of Nescot’s Higher Education was reviewed in 2012 and the college received a glowing summative IQER report from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). The inspectors said they had:

  • Confidence in the College’s management of its responsibilities for the quality of learning opportunities it offers.
  • Confidence in the College’s management of its responsibilities for the standards of the awards it offers on behalf of its awarding bodies.
  • Reliance can be placed on the accuracy and completeness of the information that the College is responsible for publishing about itself and the programmes it delivers.

The University of Surrey’s Institutional Review of Nescot in 2013 did not suggest the department made any changes, and commended the college for the following:

  • Our knowledgeable and supportive staff
  • The quality and format of our feedback
  • Our effective mechanisms for gathering student views
  • The quality of the Virtual Learning Environment provision

Established

  • Nescot has more than 60 years’ experience of delivering Higher Education.

Professional

  • Many of our courses lead to registration with professional bodies and associations

Staff expertise

  • International teaching links and an active research centre

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