Wider Information Set

At Southport College we are committed to making it easier for students and the wider public to access the information that we publish about the College and our courses.

What is the purpose of the wider information set

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has specified the information they expect higher education providers to make available online or by request. This information forms part of what HEFCE has described as a Wider Information Set (WIS).

The wider information set has two key purposes:

  • to provide information about HE to a wide audience including: prospective and current students, students’ parents and advisers, employers, the media, and the College itself
  • to form part of the evidence used within quality assurance reviews. Quality assurance reviews are external reviews of our HE provision which are undertaken by the QAA.

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.


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.

Partnerships and Institutions

All of our courses are validated by well-respected institutions such as UCLan (University of Central Lancashire), the University of Cumbria and Pearson.

Wider Access & Participation

Southport College is committed to equality and diversity. The College is dedicated to the active pursuit of an equal opportunities policy which addresses the need and right of everyone in the College to be treated with respect and dignity, in an environment in which a diversity of backgrounds and experiences is valued. Our Access and Participation Plan sets out our approach to widening participation in HE in the local area.

About Higher Level Courses

When you choose to study at Southport College’s University Centre you are choosing to study at a well-established institution with excellent facilities.

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All of our courses are validated by well-respected institutions such as UCLan (University of Central Lancashire), the University of Cumbria and Pearson.

Our course fees can be paid through the student loan system, an arrangement with your employer or in full directly to the College.

Subjects & Courses

Southport College University Centre currently offers a range of Higher Education options including HNCs, HNDs, and 1 year 'Top-up' degrees as well as teacher training qualifications.


At Southport College University Centre we want to make applying for a course as easy as possible. Find out more about the full process and download our Admissions Policy. Admissions Process Download Admissions Policy

Admissions Process Download Admissions Policy

Quality Assurance

In addition to internal termly course reviews and Annual Monitoring Reviews with our partner institutions we have a number of other quality assurance processes in place including:

QAA, Higher Education Review
External Examiners
Academic Appeals
Comments, Compliments & Complaints
Key Information Set
Student Protection Plan
Transparency Return