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Excellence in Further and Higher Education

Hartlepool College of Further Education

Higher Education 2013 Made Easy

An Employers’ Guide www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk | or search online for HCFE


Hartlepool College of Further Education

Higher Education 2013 Made Easy - An Employers’ Guide


Hartlepool College of Further Education

Higher Education 2013 Made Easy - An Employers’ Guide Introduction Higher Education works! Furthermore, Higher Education is necessary for UK companies as they seek to raise skill levels, drive enterprise and remain competitive in an increasingly demanding environment. Higher Education ensures employees are furnished with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes, and that these are applied effectively to ensure organisations thrive. The Government’s ‘Students at the Heart of the System’ White Paper affords organisations the opportunity to benefit from Higher Education with no upfront costs or fees. No organisation has to pay for its employees to enrol onto a Higher Education programme. Loans From September 2013, organisations who wish their employees to enrol onto a Higher Education programme can guide their staff towards a mandatory Tuition Fee Loan, which is paid back once the member of staff completes his/her Higher Education programme and earns in excess of £21,000. The loans are not means tested and are mandatory for all employees who enrol onto a full- or part-time Higher Education programme. With the exception of students wishing to study the PGCE, students who already have a degree-level qualification may not be entitled to a tuition fee loan. Please contact the College for further details. Other financial support available. Depending on the status of your staff, several other financial support mechanisms are in place. Many of these come in the form of grants, which means they don’t need to be paid back.


Hartlepool College of Further Education

Higher Education 2013 Made Easy - An Employers’ Guide

HCFE Higher Education Curriculum Offer HCFE has a long and well established track record of providing high quality Higher Education programmes. This has been endorsed by our students in the form of the National Student Survey as well as external agencies such as the Quality Assurance Agency. Working closely with Teesside University, the College offers a broad Higher Education curriculum which focuses the following topics: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Aeronautical Engineering Building/Construction Design for the Creative Industries Early Years Education Education Studies Electrical Engineering Fabrication and Welding Instrumentation and Control Initial Teacher Training Mechanical Engineering Plant and Process Engineering Outdoor Education Sport and Coaching Youth Work

The College’s Higher Education programmes have been devised with employers in mind and the curriculum is based on: • • • •

A day and/or evening release basis Assessment focused on work-based practice Industry standard resources Support via the College’s Virtual Learning Environment


Hartlepool College of Further Education

HE Funding FAQs 1) How much will my employee’s fees cost? The simple answer is that no student will pay upfront fees for their HE course. All students (full- and part-time) will be eligible for a non-means tested loan to cover tuition fees. 2) Where do my employees get their loan from? Tuition and Maintenance loans are provided by Student Finance England. Please speak to either Gill Brough, Sharon Collier or the College’s Student Services team for further details. Alternatively, see the ‘Useful Contacts’ section overleaf. 3) When do my employees get their loan? Once an application has been processed by Student Finance England your employee will receive a breakdown of his/her entitlement and a payment schedule. The College and/or Teesside University will have to verify that your employee has enrolled onto a course and that she/he is attending before any payments are released. 4) How much do the employees pay back? Repayments will be 9% of income above £21,000, so the amount repaid each month will depend on earnings. Someone earning £21,500 – currently the salary of a newly-qualified teacher – would initially make repayments of just £3.75 per month. The monthly repayment would increase to: • £22.50 for someone earning £24,000 per year • £30.00 on a salary of £25,000 • £45.00 on £27,000 • £67.50 on £30,000 If the person’s income falls below £21,000 repayments will stop. All outstanding loan amounts will be written off after 30 years. The £21,000 threshold will increase in line with earnings from 2016 onwards.


Hartlepool College of Further Education

Higher Education 2013 Made Easy - An Employers’ Guide

HE Funding FAQs 5) Can I still pay the HE course fees for my staff? Yes, you will receive an invoice direct from Teesside University. 6) Where can my employees find information relating to available grants? The Directgov website has a section specifically for student finance for 2012/13. See the ‘Useful Contacts’ section below. Useful Contacts HCFE Gillian Brough 01429 283806 gbrough@hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Sharon Collier (term time only) 01429 404036 scollier@hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Student Services 01429 295000 enquiries@hartlepoolfe.ac.uk Teesside University http://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/fulltime/funding2012.cfm Directgov including Student Finance England http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHigherEducation/ StudentFinance/Typesoffinance/index.htm Institute for Learning http://www.ifl.ac.uk


Hartlepool College of Further Education

Course fees delivered in partnership with Teesside University PROGRAMME

CREDITS PER YEAR

FEE PER YEAR (£)

HND Public Services

120

5500 + BTEC FEE

FdA Design for the Creative Industries

120

5500

HNC Aeronautical Engineering

60

2310 + BTEC Fee

HNC Building Services

60

2310 + BTEC Fee

HNC Building Studies

60

2310 + BTEC Fee

HNC Electrical Engineering

60

2310 + BTEC Fee

HNC Fabrication and Welding

60

2310 + BTEC Fee

HNC Instrumentation and Control

60

2310 + BTEC Fee

HNC Mechanical Engineering

60

2310 + BTEC Fee

HNC Plant and Process Engineering

60

2310 + BTEC Fee

FdA Counselling

120

3900

FdSc Sports Coaching and Exercise

120

4200

FdA Early Years

120

3900

FdA Outdoor Education

120

3900

FdA Supporting Teaching and Learning

120

3900

FdA Working with Young People and Young People’s Services

120

3900

Certificate in Education

60

1950* See Notes

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

60

1950* See Notes

BA (Hons) Education Studies

120

3900

120

3080

Full-time - two years in duration

Part-time - two years in duration

Part-time - three years in duration FdA Design for the Creative Industries

Notes • • •

* Students are required to complete Teesside PTTLs programme prior to embarking onto the Cert Ed/PGCE. PTTL fee - £487.50 payable to Teesside University (SFE loan not available). Cert Ed/PGCE fee - £1462.50 (payable to Teesside University - SFE loan available). Additional BTEC Registration fee is required for Year 1 applicants (approximately £155.00) Some HNCs can be topped up to a HND.


Excellence in Further and Higher Education

HCFE Higher Education Curriculum Offer

Aeronautical Engineering Building/Construction Counselling Design for the Creative Industries Early Years Education Education Studies Electrical Engineering Fabrication and Welding Instrumentation and Control Initial Teacher Training Mechanical Engineering Plant and Process Engineering Outdoor Education Sport and Coaching Youth Work

delivered in partnership with Teesside University

Hartlepool College of Further Education Stockton Street, Hartlepool TS24 7NT 01429 295000 enquiries@hartlepoolfe.ac.uk

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