UWE Bristol is partaking in a nationwide pilot to trial Higher Education Short Courses, that will give learners the option to apply for Higher Education Short Course (HESC) loans from Student Finance England. At present, UWE Bristol are offering courses worth 30 credits, in the subject areas of architecture, urban design, and the engineering of zero carbon buildings.
All of UWE Bristol’s Higher Education Short Courses have been designed to meet the standard required to be credit bearing, can count towards related degree qualifications, and can be undertaken by UK citizens free-at-the-point-of-delivery through Student Loan Company funding, which is offset against future earnings.
Each course will be delivered over a period of 22 weeks, as evening classes from 6-9pm, to help learners fit their studies around other commitments. Learners will be registered as UWE Bristol students and will have access to our related support services.
For applicants who may be new to higher education, or new to the topic of urban design, architecture and construction, UWE Bristol is offering a foundation level course, between Frenchay Campus and City of Bristol College, Advanced Construction Skills Centre, Hengrove:
- Zero Carbon Buildings (Environments and Materials) (Level 4) which could count towards our construction and environmental engineering degrees.
For applicants with existing knowledge of both Higher Education and the built environment, UWE Bristol also offers more advanced courses aimed at developing skills in the design and management of zero carbon buildings. These will be delivered both in person at UWE Bristol’s Frenchay Campus and available to access online.
- Zero Carbon Buildings (Technology and Modelling) (Level 5) which covers the applied skills required for the design of zero carbon buildings, including equipment evaluation and selection and computer modelling.