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University-level courses

Whichever qualification you choose, you can be confident that taking your education further with Nescot College will give you the tools to improve your career prospects.

Studying University-Level Courses at Nescot

Whichever qualification you choose, you can be confident that taking your education further with Nescot College will give you the tools to dramatically improve your career prospects. The teaching team includes staff with substantial experience as practitioners in their sector.

We've been providing Higher and university-level education at Nescot for more than 60 years and run our courses in partnership with several prestigious universities.

Why Choose a University-Level Course at Nescot?

Nescot is very highly regarded by its students. In the National Student Survey 2020-21, 93% of Higher Education students were satisfied with their course, way above the national average of 75%. The College was "significantly above benchmark" in all 27 categories of the survey. Read more here

Expert Teaching
Our friendly lecturers and tutors are dedicated to helping you reach your full potential. Our staff are experienced tutors, but also have substantial experience of working in the relevant industry, too, so you can understand what your future career could be like. Our students also value being taught in smaller groups, rather than attending large lectures.

Our degrees are validated by the Universities of Greenwich, LSBU, Kingston University, University of West London, Open University and Pearson is one of our awarding bodies.

Our qualifications are accredited by a number of Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs). These include the GOsC (Osteopathy), the BACP (Counselling) and the CIEH (Environmental Health).

Nescot is in Ewell in Surrey. We are on the outskirts of London, in a safe and well-connected area. We’re within easy walking distance of two train stations, Ewell East and Ewell West, and there are buses linking us to Morden underground station and Kingston. We have a large free car park with easy access to the M25, A3, A23, A24 and A21, and we’re halfway between Heathrow and Gatwick.

Our Campus
We’ve invested £55 million in our campus, giving you access to great facilities.Whatever you study, you’ll be able to take advantage of brand-new onsite facilities like our newly refurbished gym, hair and beauty salon, refectory, day nursery, library, theatre, free distance learning courses and our osteopathy and sports injury clinics. We also have our Business Centre that can help put you in touch with employers. In addition, students on courses validated by Kingston University can access their library, sports clubs and societies.

Financial Support
Nescot has a dedicated team to help you navigate student finance. Our expert staff can advise you on support you might be eligible for, from loans to grants and bursaries. In addition, Nescot’s fees are usually lower than for comparable courses at universities. Click here to see this year’s fees. You may be eligible for a loan to pay for your fees. Click here to find out about this or contact our team at

Visit Us
If you’d like to come for a course-specific chat, please contact our Advice and Guidance team directly by emailing or by calling 020 8394 3038 and they’ll put you in touch with your chosen course leader.

What Our University-Level Students Say
  “The best thing about our course is the teachers. They’re really knowledgeable and they have so much experience, so they can always tell you about what they’ve done or seen professionally. They’re very supportive, but they always push you to do better and be a better professional, and they’re really good at getting the best out of us. The class is full of people on different career paths, and we’re encouraged to draw from each other’s experience – what someone has experienced as a nanny, for example, might be different from what a Special Needs Coordinator has experienced. I did an apprenticeship at Nescot, so I was really glad to have the opportunity to study here again. I’m doing the Foundation Degree at the moment but I’m planning to do the top-up to convert it to a full degree. I’m planning to work as a teacher in the future, and I know that this qualification will help me to get there.”
  “I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I was a small. I have a degree in English, but I have a young family so I ended up going down a different career route and putting my dream of teaching on the back burner. A few years ago I realised there was nothing stopping me from getting a qualification. I started with the Level 3 Education and Training qualification, and progressed to the PGCE. We have lessons on two days a week and then do a placement for three days, which I’m doing at Nescot in the English department. I really like the structure, because it’s a good balance between learning all the theory and ideas and then being able to put that into practice yourself. The teaching is brilliant, and the tutors are really supportive. The course works particularly well for people who have come to teaching later on in life, and might have other commitments like a family. The tutors are really aware of that and they are flexible where they can be and give you so much support. I would recommend Nescot to anyone. It’s the perfect size: small enough that it feels like family, but big enough that you get access to amazing facilities.”


  "I did my Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 AAT at Nescot, and now I’m an accountant in a company and really enjoying it. The teachers at Nescot are exceptional and they really go the extra mile."


  "You’re training to work in a non-clinical role, using play to support children who are unwell. The qualification is exactly like the job: challenging and demanding, but incredibly rewarding. You’re taught by two tutors who have amazing experience in very different areas, which helps you develop a balanced perspective. I’m proud to say that I now work at a prestigious children’s hospital."
HE Fees and information resources

Current Nescot Higher Education Fees policies and other information can be found below

Tuition Fees for Higher Education

HE Information section

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"I worked very closely with five nurses over a six-hour shift in the outpatients department. Over sixty patients attended and I moved swiftly between calming babies and toddlers (and parents!) right up to eighteen year-olds. I had to switch between age and developmentally-appropriate communication and distraction, whilst gauging the character and anxiety of all the patients. It was testing, challenging and totally inspiring to be able to do it all in one six-hour period."