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Strode College

High-quality, affordable, univeristy-level education

Strode College is among the very best providers of university-level education in the country.  Our higher education provision was awarded the best possible rating by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in 2012 and our college was judged `Outstanding` by Ofsted in 2014. 

Career-focused higher education

We offer modern career-focused courses that are relevant to growth industries in the south west, including Foundation Degrees in partnership with the University of Plymouth, HNDs and HNCs and higher level professional qualifications.  We also offer pre-degree courses for people who want to study at a higher level in the future but have not gained the relevant qualifications.

By studying a higher education course at Strode College you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to set you up for a great career in areas such as the heritage sector, public sector management, computing, engineering, teaching and counselling. 

Our career-focused qualifications integrate academic study with opportunities for work-based learning.  They provide excellent opportunities for students to present themselves to employers and to gain the most up-to-date knowledge and skills used in the industry.

Quality teaching and support

Our success in teaching higher level students reflects our commitment to ensuring all our students are valued as individuals and to providing high levels of teaching and support.  We know this approach makes a real difference to our students’ success and enjoyment of their course. 

The QAA praised our close support for students; the high quality of scholarship and research among our specialist teachers which enhances our student’s learning; and they found that our approach to providing feedback to students, combined with our virtual learning facilities, greatly develops our students’ performance.   

Investing in our facilities

We have invested over £12 million in our college facilities over the past ten years to create a modern and dynamic learning environment, including new technology and specilaist equipment to enhance our students learning.

In 2014 we opened a brand new building, including a floor dedicated to our higher education courses and students.  This new space houses classrooms, seminar rooms, quiet study areas and a comon room where students can meet other students to work and relax.

We also have excellent recreational facilities including extensive sports facilities, our own theatre, cafes and a hair and beauty salon.  The Strode College Day Nursery provides childcare for children under school age.  Our Foundation Degree students also have access to all the services and facilities at our partner, Plymouth University. 

Strode College has a local and national reputation for excellence.  We are one of the very best performing colleges in the country and we are commited to supporting all of our students so that they achieve their potential.

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