Higher Education at Tameside College

Tameside College has a reputation for providing the right skills for local, regional and national employers. This includes the delivery of degree courses to meet the demand of higher level skills that businesses require

In a recent survey of employers (summer 2016) the CBI reported the following needs:

  • 77% of businesses expect to have more job openings for people with higher level skills.
  • The demand for leadership and management skills has increased to 67%.
  • The proportion of businesses (69%) not confident there will be enough people available in the future with the skills to fill their high-skilled jobs has reached a new high.

Degree level qualifications will make you more attractive to employers and more competitive in the job market.

Higher education courses 2019/20

Professional Courses

  • Level 3 / Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Practice (CIPD)
  • Level 3 Advanced / Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting (AAT)

Business, Management and Computing

  • HNC / HND in Business
  • HNC / HND in Computing and Systems Development


  • HNC in Construction

Early Years

  • Level 4 Foundation Degree in Early Years

Teaching Assistants / Education

  • Level 4 Foundation Degree in Teaching Assistance
  • Certificate of Education in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PrGCE)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education


  • HNC / HND in Electrical Engineering
  • HNC / HND in Mechanical Engineering
  • HND In Electrical Engineering (6 units top up)
  • HND In Mechanical Engineering (6 units top up)


  • HNC Sport and Exercise Science
  • BSC (Hons) Business Management with Sport

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