Higher Education

Higher Education, specifically designed for adults

CreateYour Journey SquareAt Morley College London, we understand that life can get in the way.
Adult learners often face various challenges when considering studying at a higher education learning level including, amongst others, the potential impact on family, work and finances.  We also appreciate that adult learners have a unique set of expectations relating to the environment, culture and final outcome of their learning journey.

With this in mind, Morley College London has recently introduced a range of Higher Education learning courses that are specifically tailored to adult learners. 

GoHigher SquareWe offer a selection of one, two or three-year programmes that provide you with a recognised qualification at each stage, with the ability to progress to the next level at a pace that suits your individual circumstances. 


Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are work-related, or vocational, higher education qualifications. They are Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications respectively.  They focus on helping you to develop the higher level practical skills that you will need to work in a specific industry.  Our HNDs are taught by staff who are both industry specialists and academics.  They will help you to develop your skills so that you will be ready to go straight into work once you have completed the course.

HNDs require a two-year commitment, but if that’s not right for you or you need to take a break in your studies, our HNC courses will give you a recognised and well regarded HE qualification after one year of study. You can then return to your studies and work towards a HND at a later date.

If you are interested in undertaking a HNC at Morley, please enquire under the relevant HND programme and a member of the HE team will contact you to discuss the options available.

BA (Hons) Degree

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or programme in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both. It is a globally recognised Level 6 qualification.  Morley offers the opportunity to top up your Level 5 qualification in Fashion or Music to a full BA qualification, whether you have obtained it with us or elsewhere.  Further information on our top-up study programmes are available here

We welcome anyone who may already possess a HNC, HND, or a Degree in another discipline who wishes to continue their journey in Higher Education and will work closely with you to place you on the right course to meet your learning goals.

Download our Higher Education Guide 2019/20

Why choose Morley for Higher Education? 

  • Our learners benefit from:
  • Competitive fee structures
  • Student to teacher in-class ratio of maximum 12:1
  • Industry-led curriculum
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Specialist tutors and technicians
  • Truly adult environment
  • Recognised qualifications including degree pathways from some of the UK's most highly regarded universities

Funding your studies

Student loans for Higher Education courses are available for more than just full university degrees – they're also valid for our HNDs. These loans will cover the cost of your tuition fees, and a means-tested maintenance loan is also available to help cover your living costs. The loan does not become repayable until you start earning over £21,000 per year.

Fees and Funding Video

For full details on the HE student loan, visit the government’s information page here: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance 

Morley College London also offers free and unbiased advice and guidance for fees and funding.
Please get in touch with our team to arrange a no obligation one-to-one meeting to discuss your options further. 

For more information, why not come along to one of our Higher Education open days? Visit our Events and Open Days page for more details.