Did you know Lancaster & Morecambe College offers university level courses right on your doorstep?

With tuition fees substantially lower than universities at £5,000 per year, strong links with local employers, and teaching by industry experts, you don’t need to travel far to go further.

All our courses are designed with employability in mind, equipping you with the interpersonal, communication and research skills you’ll need to forge a successful career. All our courses encourage and make time for students to participate is a work experience placement, and we have links with hundreds of employers in the local area.

What are HNCs and HNDs?

HNC/HNDs are work-related higher education qualifications which focus on practical learning. A HNC is a one year course, and HND two year. They provide you will the skills to progress to work in your chosen field or to further study. If you choose, you can top up many of our HNDs to a full honours degree with a one year university course at our local partner universities or further afield. As you would only pay full university fees for your final year, this is a more cost effective way of obtaining a degree.

All our Higher Education Courses are eligible for a HE Loan meaning you can study with no upfront tuition fee costs.


You have always wanted to study to university level but…

I can’t afford it

The cost of studying at university can be off-putting.

The Sutton trust reports that University graduates in England face higher debts on graduation than their peers in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and those who graduated from English universities last year - under the £9,000 fees regime - owed an average of £44,000. (source BBC News 2016)

Our course fees are much lower than universities (currently £5,000 per year). By staying local you can also save on accommodation costs and keep your part time job. This means even if you progress to university for a final top up year, the cost of obtaining your degree is a much lower, leaving you with less overall borrowing.

Don’t forget, you don’t pay any fees upfront and only start to repay your student loan once you are earning over £21,000, with any remaining debt written off after 30 years. (Information correct at time of publishing)

I have children/family commitments

By studying locally with flexible arrangements you are able to manage your personal and academic commitments.

Many of our students are returning to study since becoming parents so you will be part of a like-minded and supportive community.

I don’t want to move away

Why would you? Our local area is beautiful. For some people relocating is just not an option.

By choosing to study at LMC you gain access to the university level courses on a £14 million campus that is local to you and served by excellent transport links.

I’m too old

You’re never too old. Some of our best performing students have returned to study after a long time out of education. We have mixed aged groups across all our courses which benefits all our students and generates a strong learning community.


What do our students say?

In the NSS 2016

100% of students thought the teaching on their HE course was good

100% of HE students were satisfied with their course

“The HNC and HNC courses helped me further discover my interests; develop a local network of connections: ultimately helping me find my dream job which is a million miles away from what I thought I would be doing.”

Catherine Anne Huddleston, HND Business and now Community Partnership Officer at Leeds-Lancaster-Morecambe Community Rail Partnership.


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The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Lancaster and Morecambe College following its review in October 2014. Click here to read this review report. 

Read the news story about the QAA review

Read the action plan from the QAA review

Lancaster & Morecambe College Access & Participation Statement

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For information, advice and guidance, or to apply, please phone Student Services on 01524 521237 or 0800 306 306.

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