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The University Centre

Welcome to the City of Liverpool College University Centre, one of the largest and most successful college-based Higher Education providers in the country!


Our University Centre offers a higher education experience that centres around you! This means small learning groups, access to specialist facilities and great support from our knowledgeable and industry-experienced tutors.

We offer a high-quality academic experience at our campus in the heart of the city of Liverpool which will help you develop the higher-level skills needed to succeed in the industry you have chosen for a career.

The network of support we offer in all things learning, finance and well-being will make sure you flourish and achieve your full potential.

Our Higher National qualifications, Foundation Degrees, BA/BSc (Hons) and Top-Up degrees and teacher training courses cover a wide range of subject and occupational areas. They can often be studied either full-time or part-time to fit around your work and other commitments. They are designed in collaboration with industry to ensure you leave us with the calibre, skills and knowledge an employer expects of a higher education graduate.

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                                          “Our University Centre scored 96% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021!”


Welcome from the Principal

I’m pleased that you are considering The City of Liverpool College for your next step towards future success. 

Becoming a City of Liverpool College student gives you access to specialist facilities and award winning tutors, who come with a wealth of knowledge and industry experience, as well as great contacts with industry leaders.   I think it’s important to know that the quality of our teaching is recognised nationally, and in 2019 The City of Liverpool College was awarded ‘Silver’ under the Teaching Excellence Framework by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for exceptional quality and standards in education.

We have a wide range of first class higher education programmes on offer which have been designed in collaboration with employers and universities, including higher national certificates and diplomas and foundation degrees, and there are clearly mapped out progression opportunities to ‘top up’ to honours degree, which means many of our graduates choose to stay at the College to continue their studies at honours degree level. You should also know that learning can be tailored to your needs, with flexible study that works around your employment and home commitments.

But it isn’t all about work, as our students have access to a thriving Student Union and extra-curricular opportunities, with the student engagement team providing support not only for college-wide social events but also for those wanting to develop their own business ideas and ambitions.

Students who study with us are offered a high quality academic experience and unique opportunities for progression, that come as a result of strong links with industry and partnerships with other higher education institutions. Also, our graduates find that qualifications earned with us stand them in good stead when choosing further study or moving into employment.

I do hope you decide to take your next step at The City of Liverpool College.  You can be assured that in doing so you’ll become a valued member of our student community – respected, challenged, and supported to succeed.

Best wishes,

Elaine Bowker – Principal & Chief Executive

Why Study Higher Education with us?
  • Above average student satisfaction
  • Small class sizes
  • Competitive fees with extensive offer of bursaries and financial support
  • One-to-one tutorial support.

Your Higher Education course is waiting!

We work with the city’s leading universities and employers to offer a range of higher education qualifications, from HNC/D to foundation and honours degrees.

Our tutors are specialists in their subject area, with many having both academic and industry experience, so students can benefit from their knowledge and develop skills which are extremely valuable to employers.

We also offer students the change of valuable work placements with employers or take part in activities linked with their course – from designing outfits for a national fashion show to taking part in international business forums.

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HE policies

The College’s core HE policies and procedures are available online for prospective and current students, including terms and conditions and key academic procedures.

What We Offer

Course Locations

Vauxhall Road

Vauxhall Road, Liverpool L3 6BN, UK

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Clarence Street

Liverpool L3 5TP, UK

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The Arts Centre

Myrtle Street, Liverpool L7 7JA, UK

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Duke Street

Tradewind Square, Duke Street L1 5BG

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The Learning Exchange

Roscoe Street, Liverpool L1 9DW, UK

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