Welcome to our University Centre

Discover how to get the Qualifications you need for the Career you want!

We offer excellent facilities, lots of contact time with tutors & outstanding student support.

Applications for 2022 are now open - apply online now or call 01704 392704 for more information.

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Why Choose Southport College University Centre?

Small Class Sizes

Lower Tuition Fees

Outstanding Student Support

Combine study with work and family.

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Southport College University Centre offers you the choice to study for an Access Course, HND, Cert Ed or PGCE, right in the heart of the town.

Fantastic Facilities

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University Centre Study Area

University Centre Study Area

Our brand new Southport College University Centre building, providing our Higher Education Students with high quality dedicated facilities, including a social learning space, kitchen and modern, bright, spacious classrooms.

Library and Study Centre

Library and Study Centre

LSC1 is the library facility used by University Centre students and as well as having books and other learning resources, students are also able to borrow a laptop or use a quiet study area.

Art and Design

Art and Design

Our Art and Design students have access to state-of-the-art facilities including Mac computers, clothes printing presses, screen printing facilities, computer-controlled embroidery machines, 3D printers and modern, airy studio spaces.

Childcare and Health & Social Care

Childcare and Health & Social Care

Our newly-refurbished Tony Leigh building contains a purpose-built simulated hospital ward and nursery, providing childcare and health and social care students with access to an unrivalled, practical setting which emulates a live working environment.

Computing and IT

Computing and IT

University Centre students benefit from free access to modern Windows based PCs with simulated infrastructure and networking facilities. Following a recent refurbishment, students can expect bright, modern teaching and learning environments and a state of the art technology workshop.

Engineering

Engineering

Become an Engineering student with University Centre Southport and you will benefit from our newly fitted workshop with around £150,000 worth of engineering equipment.

Film & TV Production

Film & TV Production

University Centre Higher Education students studying on the HND Film and TV Production programme have access to a fully-equipped TV studio and editing suite, Apple Macs and a purpose built TV studio space.

Games Design

Games Design

As a HND Games Design student, you will use the same Hollywood standard computer-generated imagery programmes as those used to create the graphics in Oscar-winning films such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

University Centre students have access to a wide range of printing presses, Macs, vast, naturally lit study spaces and a purpose built gallery, to exhibit and sell final pieces.

Photography

Photography

University Centre Photography students have access to high-end digital SLR cameras and lenses, which can be loaned to you throughout your programme of study. Access to computers with photo editing software and other facilities, such as darkrooms and state of the art photography studios, also come as standard.

Science

Science

As a science student you can benefit from access to brand new classrooms, science labs, IT rooms and a range of specialist research books in the library, which can be loaned out for the duration of your studies.

College Gym

College Gym

We have a well-equipped Fitness Suite packed with gym equipment, cardio machines and free weights for Southport College students to use free of charge.

Clouds Restaurant

Clouds Restaurant

At Clouds Restaurant, the public can come and enjoy a fine dining experience in stylish surroundings with panoramic views of Southport’s skyline.

Concept Salons

Concept Salons

Concept Salons offer a range of beauty, hairdressing and barbering treatments to both male and female clients of all ages.

Your questions answered

We are often asked the following questions by many prospective students...

Our Student Guidance team can help you decide which course is your best choice; call us on 01704 392704 to speak to one of our friendly advisors. Alternatively why not attend one of our Open Evenings and talk to the different tutors. We are always happy to help.

You can apply for any of our University Centre courses directly through us. Just click Apply Now

As a student at Southport College University Centre you will have access to a range of support including careers advice and guidance as well as learning, financial and personal support if applicable. Visit our University Centre Support page to find out more or contact our Student Information Centre on 01704 392704 or email guidance@southport.ac.uk.

Many of our courses have compressed hours which means our higher education programmes can be studied alongside work, family and other commitments. The days and hours you would be at the University Centre for your course is covered at your course discussion.

There is a childcare grant available to help with childcare costs for students with dependent children. Apply online here.

The University Centre is part of Southport College and the College car parks are available for staff only parking until 4pm on weekdays. After 4pm students are able to use the Mornington Road and Church Street car parks. Visit our Travelling to the University Centre page to find more information about alternative nearby parking and public transport routes.

Emma Shelton
Emma Shelton - Access to Social Science

I’d always planned to go back to education when my youngest child was secondary school age. The Access to Social Science course has given me the skills and confidence I needed to go to university. The teaching staff have been excellent, there’s a lovely atmosphere and I’ve had lots of support.

Melanie Cornes
Melanie Cornes – Foundation Diploma Art & Design Level 4

I chose to go to Southport College University Centre as it is local and it had the course that I wanted to do. It was daunting at first, especially as a single parent, but I've had a lot of guidance, support and encouragement. The Art Foundation course gives you a chance to be creative in your own style and it’s been really fun. The course has given me the confidence to take the next step, a degree in Fine Art at LJMU.

Supporting you through your journey

As a student at Southport College University Centre you will have access to a wide range of support tailor made to suit your needs..

Keeping up to date

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Open Evening 27 March 2023

Whether you're in Year 10 considering your options for 2024, a Year 11 who wants another look round or and adult looking for their perfect course, you're invited to come and explore our campus. Bring along your friends, parents and carers, everyone is welcome to meet our tutors, explore our fantastic facilities and there's no need to book.


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Open Evening 14 November 2022

Come and see what makes Southport College a Centre of Technical Excellence and how choosing to study our T-Levels, Extended Diplomas, Apprenticeships and all our fantastic vocational courses can help you achieve your dreams and ambitions.


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Term Dates

Autumn Term 2022

Half Term (2 Weeks)
Monday 24 October - Friday 4 November (inclusive)

Spring Term 2023

Half Term (1 Week)
Monday 13 - Friday 17 February (inclusive)

Summer Term 2023

Half Term (1 Week)
Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June (inclusive)