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Choosing a college/further education

So you’ve considered the options together and your son or daughter has an idea of what and where they’d like to study. But how do you know that the course or establishment is any good?

There are a few places you can go to get information on the quality of education provision.

Unistats - compare official course data from universities and colleges, including student satisfaction and jobs after study.

Gov.uk - compare learner ratings of local colleges and training organisations, the number of students passing their qualifications and what students went on to do next.

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NEWS UPDATE: On 12 March 2018, the government announced that they will be introducing a new rating system for universities. They are currently piloting a new tool that will rate universities either gold, silver or bronze by subject - holding them to account for the quality of their teaching, learning environment and graduate outcomes. The tool is expected to be fully rolled out in 2019/2020.

 

 

 

 

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