Careers & Employability
When you study at Southport College University Centre, you are studying for a qualification that gets you ready for work. Because the courses we offer are vocational you gain the skills employers want as well as the theory that underpins them.
Your future career
Southport College University Centre offers a wide range of University level courses that allow you to develop the knowledge and high-level skills to enhance your career, progress into employment and/or onto further study.
Southport College is the leading provider of vocational courses in the area. Our tutors work or have worked in the industry and use their experience to help you prepare for the world of employment in your chosen industry.
Higher education programmes at Southport College have been written in consultation with local, regional and national employers and other higher education providers. This ensures our students complete not only with the subject knowledge but also with skills that are desired and directly relevant to future employment or further study.
Excellent employer relationships
Our excellent relationships with employers throughout the region confirm our reputation as a leading supplier of vocational higher education, which delivers graduates capable of having a positive impact upon business operation and development.
Expert vocational tutors
Our professional and highly qualified tutors are committed to helping you realise your full potential. Using their strong vocational expertise our HE tutors are highly effective in motivating students and in linking theory and practical sessions. As experienced practitioners, the knowledge and expertise they have built up in industry allows them to focus on developing the skills they know are most valued by employers. This inside knowledge will put you at an advantage when it comes to applying for jobs or setting up a business in your chosen field.
The College continually invests in facilities for staff and students. Over the last 11 years £16.8 million has been invested in the estate including new library learning centres, re-designed art block, university centre, Tony Leigh building and a photo-voltaic roof to help offset our carbon footprint. Students benefit from up-to-date specialist resources in many vocational areas including access to printing presses, Apple Macs, modern Windows PCs with simulated infrastructure and networking facilities andmuch more.
Learning support for Higher Education students is funded through Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) which is a grant to help pay for additional equipment and support needed as a result of disability, ongoing health condition, sensory impairment, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty.
There are a range of financial support options available to higher education students at Southport College University Centre including student finance for tuition and living expenses and for eligible students help with childcare and assistance for parents and those with adult dependents.
If you need support at any point during your time with us you can speak to your tutor or the Student Information Centre team who can refer you to personal support services.
Student Information Centre
Monday 8.15am – 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.15am- 7.00pm
Friday 8.15am – 5pm
Outside Term Time
Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm