Welcome to Southport College University Centre!

Get the Degree you need for the Career you want! Study locally and combine university with work and family life.

We offer excellent facilities, lots of contact time with tutors & outstanding student support. Plus our fees are substantially lower than traditional universities.

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.

This could be you!

This could be you!

If you are looking for the Degree you need for the Career you want, then look no further! We have a wide range of Degree, HND and Access courses.

Applications for 2022 are now open, so apply on line or call 01704 392704 for more information and to find out about student support & finance and discover your perfect course!

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Why choose Southport College University Centre?

Why choose Southport College University Centre?

University Centre Southport aims to give all of our students an exceptional experience with higher level programmes designed to meet the needs of the local economy. This, coupled with our specialist facilities and dedicated University Centre provision, provides the best possible environment for success at a higher level.

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Graduation 2020/21

Graduation 2020/21

A HUGE congratulations to the classes of 2020 & 2021. What a fantastic day to celebrate the tremendous efforts and sacrifices made in achieving your qualifications.

Browse our Subjects and Courses

Southport College University Centre offers you a wide range of Foundation and Top Up Degrees, HNDs, HNC's and PGCE, all available on your doorstep.

Study for a Degree in Health and Social Care

Study for a Degree in Health and Social Care

Up to 18% of all employment in the Liverpool City Region is in Health and Social Care.
Qualify with us to start a career or advance your position in this particularly important sector.

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Keeping up to date

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Open Evening 23 May 2022

This is the our final open evening of the academic year and is the perfect way to discover all about us and find the right course for you. Whether you are an adult looking to re train or upskill, a school leaver looking for a 2022 course or year 9 or 10 student keen to plan early, you are all very welcome and we would be delighted to see you. There's free parking and complimentary refreshments too.


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Open Evening 7 March 2022

This is the our third open evening of the academic year and is the perfect way to discover all about us and find the right course for you. Whether you are an adult looking to re train or upskill, a school leaver looking for a 2022 course or year 9 or 10 student keen to plan early, you are all very welcome and we would be delighted to see you. There's free parking and complimentary refreshments too.


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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. When you attend your course interview the tutor will discuss with you the suitability of the course and this also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Depending on which Higher Education course you are interested in you will need to apply through the UCAS system or directly to the Southport College University Centre. Visit our How to Apply page for more detailed information.

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 discussed when you attend your interview.

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.

There is a childcare grant available to help with childcare costs for students with dependent children. Apply online https://www.gov.uk/childcare-grant

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.

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.

Meet Our Students

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.

Callum Turner
Callum Turner - HND Games Design

If you are serious about entering the industry and ready to put in the work required to succeed, I would highly recommend the HND Games Design programme, as it provides all of the skills you need and offers the chance to work on a wide range of technologies. The course is also ideally suited to anyone who needs to or wishes to work part-time whilst studying, as the condensed timetable and focus on independent learning means that I am only in college two days a week.

Favour Ogwuche
Favour Ogwuche - Foundation Degree Computing & IT

I moved to Southport from Scotland to begin the Foundation Degree in Computing and IT. This was a big change but a great move for me, as I have found all of the staff at the college to be absolutely wonderful. They are all highly skilled in their subject area and present the course information in a wonderful manner. My personal experience has taught me that the staff are always willing to help with any issue and I have had such a wonderful time so far.

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.

Joan Shannon
Joan Shannon - BA Health & Social Care

The staff have been an absolute inspiration. Juggling degree level study with full-time work and home commitments is not easy but those moments where I felt like giving up were quickly overcome as the tutors were always available to provide advice, empathy and support.

Matthew Hargreaves
Matthew Hargreaves - BA Working with Children & Families

The teaching staff on the programme are very passionate about their subject and they too have been very warm and welcoming. My advice to anyone considering the course is to make sure that this is something you really want to do, as it is a full degree programme so is just as demanding as going to a larger university but the group sessions with smaller class sizes really allow you to have confidence in your abilities, through regular feedback from peers and teaching staff.

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..

Term Dates

Autumn Term 2021

Half Term Week
Monday 25 - Friday 29 October (inclusive)

Spring Term 2022

Half Term Week
Monday 14 - Friday 18 February (inclusive)

Summer Term 2022

Half Term Week
Monday 30 May - Friday 3 June (inclusive)