Lifelong Learning (formerly Short Courses)

Thinking About The CertHE?

Considering the CertHE but still have questions? Read our testimonial from a former student or check out our FAQs to help you decide.


The Cert HE is a flexible, part-time study programme which enables students to earn a nationally recognised university qualification in subjects they are passionate about.

If studying a subject in Art and Design, Humanities, Social Sciences and STEM is what you want to do, then this could be the perfect part-time course for you! This course is designed to fit around your other work and family commitments.

One of the key benefits of this programme is the flexibility - which means you can select classes which reflect your interests, gaining credits at your own pace - win, win!


Helen Campbell graduated from the CertHE in 2019/20. Here's what Helen had to say:

I have enjoyed this course so much and it has added to the quality of my life. It has introduced me to an incredibly enjoyable subject, which I can continue with after the course is over. I also feel the course has really added to the social side of my life each week through class work with other people who share my interest and I've made friends.

Read the full interview


What you need to know:

We've pulled together a list of questions and useful information to help new applicants make an informed decision before they apply.

Read our FAQ's


Ready to apply?

We're accepting applications for the programme until the end of August 2022 - the closing date is 29th August at 5:00pm.

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