About

Higher Education in the Heart of Southport

The Southport College University Centre offers expert tuition in small groups, individually tailored student support, low tuition fees and courses that can easily be combined with work and family life. All in all, an exceptional student experience, right on your doorstep!

Statement from our Principal

I am delighted you are thinking of studying at the Southport College University Centre. You will find a wealth of information on the higher level qualifications offered in Southport. We aim to give all our students an exceptional experience and the University Centre and our specialist facilities provide the best possible environment for higher level studies, preparing you for success in your chosen field. As a University Centre, we are in the unique position of being able to offer higher level study in a smaller, more specialised environment.

Our students benefit from being able to access all of the University Centre facilities, whilst also enjoying the benefits of a smaller, more specialised provision. We offer affordable course fees, smaller class sizes, unrivalled levels of support and expert tuition from our highly experienced, industry practiced professionals. Our higher education programmes can also be studied flexibly, alongside work, family or other commitments and where possible, we aim to offer students the opportunity to gain an array of relevant, professional experience through work on live briefs and projects. We truly believe that our University Centre is a great place to study and succeed. Please do take the opportunity to visit us at our next Open Evening, where I am sure you will be impressed. I do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to Southport College University Centre soon.

MICHELLE BRABNER, PRINCIPAL

Our History

Southport College University Centre, while still a part of the wider college, has its own dedicated classrooms, workspaces and facilities. The University Centre has been teaching higher education students for many years and some students like the College so much they study a school leaver course and then progress to the University Centre. We are proud of all our students’ achievements and we take the opportunity to celebrate with our HE students at the annual graduation ceremony.

Graduation Ceremony at Holy Trinity Church

Celebrated in the stunning surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, students gather to receive recognition of their hard work and achievements, whilst celebrating with family, friends and teaching staff. Featuring guest speakers, presentations of specific awards and refreshments reception, the annual graduation ceremony provides an unforgettable day for graduands, as we celebrate current successes and wish them all well in their future careers. Graduates on externally validated University programmes are also eligible to attend the accrediting University’s graduation ceremony.

Southport College University Centre works for you

Outstanding support

Small class sizes

Compressed hours

Lower fees

Study local

Our University Centre is a self-contained area within Southport College to give you private study zones and dedicated classroom spaces.

Small class sizes

With much smaller classes than the larger universities, students benefit from far more contact time with tutors and peers.

Competitive Fees

We offer extremely competitive course fees, many of which are payable using the student loan system.

Work Experience

Live briefs or client projects are an integral part of the courses. You will gain valuable work experience to enhance your CV and job applications.

Business Links

Southport College has many links with local businesses and industry professionals who share their experiences with our students to prepare them for employment.

Experienced tutors

Our tutors are industry practiced professionals, bringing years of experience and connections with them.

Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony

Celebrated in the stunning surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, students gather to receive recognition of their hard work and achievements, whilst celebrating with family, friends and teaching staff.

Around the University Centre

Library Learning Centre

Our Partnerships

Our courses are validated by our prestigious partners including The University of Cumbria, UCLan and Pearson. By studying at Southport College University Centre you have access to a wide range of partner benefits.

Partnership information


Southport College University Centre

Meet the Governors

The College’s governors are led by Chair of the Corporation Christine Bampton, Vice Chair Paul Walker and Principal Michelle Brabner. They are supported by a number of independent governors, staff governors and a parent governor.

Our Commitment

Southport College University Centre offers you the opportunity to work or study in an environment where you feel safe. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities to all.

Our Results

The success of our students is really important to us here at Southport College University Centre and we are proud of their achievements. We take every opportunity to celebrate the results of their hard work.