Our academic partners


Who do we work with? 

The University of Worcester is proud to work with various partners to support a range of projects. Here are some of them: 


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BMet (Birmingham Metropolitan College)

Birmingham Metropolitan College is one of the leading providers of further and higher education in the West Midlands.

BMET offers a wide choice of A Levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships as well as full and part-time courses for adults including Access to HE and university level study.

BMet is comprised of four main colleges and a number of satellite sites in Birmingham, the Black Country and Kidderminster: Matthew Boulton College, Sutton Coldfield College and James Watt College in Birmingham; The Centre of Sporting Excellence in Kidderminster.

Courses on offer and location of delivery

Full-Time Courses

  • Foundation Degree (FD) Dental Technician - Matthew Boulton College           
  • Foundation Degree (FD) Football Business Management and Coaching – Centre of Sporting Excellence (CoSe), Kidderminster

Coleg Gwent

 As one of Wales’ top performing colleges and, with industry based tutors whom are experts in their field, as a student at Coleg Gwent you can be confident of a high quality experience with plenty of personal support and guidance. Coleg Gwent have also been awarded the QAA Review Graphic for meeting or exceeding UK expectations for quality and standards as higher education provider. 

Coleg Gwent is also one of the largest colleges in wales with five unique campuses across Gwent; Usk, Ebbw Vale, Crosskeys, Newport and Cwmbran. Their state-of-the-art facilities enable learners to develop the skills and knowledge required for their chosen career path. Everyone is welcome at Coleg Gwent and the college support a friendly, inclusive and diverse college where their community spans all age-groups, from school-leavers to mature-learners. To learn more you can contact their friendly student recruitment team or visit their website. 

 Courses on offer and location of delivery

  • Foundation Degree Mental Health (Crosskeys Campus)

Contact details 

Phone: 01495 333777
Website: www.coleggwent.ac.uk

Dudley College of Technology

Dudley College of Technology is an Outstanding Further and Higher Education College, based in the Black Country. 

 The college offers courses from Entry level and GCSEs through to Foundation Degrees and University level study in a range of subject areas.  Courses are high quality and affordable and linked to local and regional jobs and skills.

Courses on offer  with University of Worcester

FdSc Exercise and Wellness Management

Contact Details

Phone: 01384 363000

Website: https://www.dudleycol.ac.uk/


Halesowen College

For many years, Halesowen College has held a reputation for high standards, an excellent learning environment and a caring, supportive sense of community.

All students are treated as individuals for achieving their potential and gaining a sound foundation for the future.

In association with our long-standing partnership with the University of Worcester we are committed to increasing participation and progression routes to higher education for the local community.

Courses on offer

  • Foundation Degree in Early Years
  • Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care
  • Foundation Degree in Learning Support
  • Diploma in Education and Training
  • BA (Hons) Top-Up Integrated Working With Children and Families

University Centre Halesowen

The University Centre Halesowen is jointly funded by Halesowen College and the University of Worcester. The vision is to attract people into the University Centre who would not normally participate in education within a campus setting and provide a more visible manifestation of the existing partnership working and educational opportunities that have been developed.

What is on offer?

The University Centre Halesowen will offer existing students and members of the public a free, and varied programme of events

Contact details

Phone: 0121 602 7781
Website: https://www.halesowen.ac.uk/

Heart of Worcestershire College

Heart of Worcestershire College is a further and higher education college that offers full-time and part-time courses in a diverse range of specialist subject areas. 

Their higher education and professional qualifications are affordable and flexible to suit your lifestyle. Their small groups sizes ensure you are supported throughout your time at the College.

Courses on offer with UW

  • Payroll  Management 
  • Pensions Administration and Management
  • Foundation Degree in Early Years (0-8 years) (Redditch campus)
  • Foundation Degree in Early Years (0-8 years) (Worcester campus)
  • Sports Leadership and Management

Contact details

Email: info@howcollege.ac.uk 
Phone: 0844 880 2500
Website: www.howcollege.ac.uk

Herefordshire, Ludlow College and North Shropshire College

Herefordshire & Ludlow College's emphasis is on the success of every single student. 

They have received excellent feedback from Ofsted and, for their university level courses, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, and their students report high levels of satisfaction with their learning and the College.

Courses on offer and location of delivery

  • Foundation Degree in Early Years (Hereford Campus)
  • Foundation Degree in Learning Support (Hereford Campus)
  • Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (Hereford Campus)
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling (Hereford Campus)
  • Foundation Degree in Mental Health (Hereford Campus)
  • BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling top up (Hereford Campus)
  • Foundation Degree in Sport and Community (Hereford Campus)
  • BA (Hons) Primary and Outdoor Education (based at the University of Worcester using various outdoor venues including the Holme Lacy Campus)
  • BSc (Hons) Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Management (based at the University of Worcester using various outdoor venues including the Holme Lacy Campus)
  • BSc (Hons) Physical Education and Outdoor Education (based at the University of Worcester using various outdoor venues including the Holme Lacy Campus)

Hereford University Centre

The Hereford University Centre is jointly funded by Herefordshire and Ludlow College and the University of Worcester. The vision is to:

  1. Become a vibrant centre for encouraging aspiration and increasing knowledge about higher education
  2. Encourage increased participation in higher education, particularly by individuals who previously might otherwise not have considered higher education
  3. Contribute to Herefordshire’s vibrant educational and cultural hub centred on Folly Lane
  4. Create a highly visible manifestation of the long-established, successful partnership work to promote and provide higher education, between Herefordshire & Ludlow College and the University of Worcester.

What is on offer?

The Hereford University Centre offers existing students and members of the public the following services:

  1. Information, advice and guidance to all
  2. Events available to all

Contact details

Phone: 0800 032 1986
Website: www.hlcollege.ac.uk

Iron Mill College

Iron Mill College is a well-established, leading provider of education and training in mental health and wellbeing based in central Exeter in Devon and with further training centres in Dorset and Whitstable, Kent.


Key features

  • excellent standards of creative and inspiring teaching, delivered by highly experienced professionals.
  • a very special learning environment to our diverse and growing community of students.
  • an expanding range of courses includes University programmes and professional training, from entry level right through to post qualifying.

Courses on offer

  • Foundation Degree (FdA) in Integrative Counselling accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling

Contact details

Email: enquiries@ironmill.co.uk 
Phone: 01392 219200
Website: www.ironmill.co.uk


NCT  is the UK’s leading charity for parents, for the First 1,000 Days - right through pregnancy, birth and beyond. A new course will be offered to train practitioners to support new families through pregnancy and the early days of parenthood. 

Courses on offer

NCT are currently developing a new exciting training programme. Please visit website for further information. 

Contact details

If you have any questions about training with NCT, contact them through their online course enquiry form or call their friendly admissions team on 0208 752 2453 

Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning

Support Services for Education (SSE) is a traded unit within Somerset County Council that offers a wide variety of support services to all education providers. 

As a public sector traded unit it provides the right balance between public sector ethos and commercial practice. Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL) is the training team for SSE. They are committed to making a difference to children and young people by working in partnership with others.

Courses on offer and location of delivery:

  • Foundation degree in Teaching and Learning – Ilminster and North Devon
  • Foundation degree in early years to adolescence (0 – 19) – Ilminster
  • BA Professional Practice – Ilminster
  • MA Education – Ilminster
  • PGCE Primary – Ilminster
  • School Direct training – Ilminster
  • School Direct Salaried - Ilminster

Contact details

Email: scil@somerset.gov.uk

Phone: 0300 123 1967

Website: support services for education   

The Learning Institute

The Learning Institute is committed to social justice. Through its HE partnership, it removes barriers to higher education for hard-to-reach groups and widens access for those parts of society where there is no tradition of undertaking higher study. It develops the infrastructure for social mobility and community cohesion by providing accessible, high quality higher education programmes which meet the needs of challenged communities.

Courses on offer and location of delivery:

  • FdA Early Years Professional
  • FdA Inclusive Education
  • FdA Learning and Education
  • FdSc Health and Wellbeing in Society
  • FdSc Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People
  • BAPP - Education/Early Years/Children’s Services
  • BA Child and Adolescent Mental Health top up
  • Locations include: Exeter; Helston/Penzance; Ilfracombe; Newquay; Northolt; Paignton; Poole; Plymouth; Radstock; Redruth; Roche; Roskear; Southwark; Torrington; Yeovil

Contact details

Email: enquiries@learninginstitute.co.uk 
Website: www.learninginstitute.co.uk


Walsall College

Walsall College is one of the most successful colleges in the country – a place where more than 14,000 people study vocational technical qualifications, apprenticeships and higher education programmes each year. Higher education provision is well established in the College and there is a growing portfolio of Level 6 qualifications in partnership and validated by local universities.

 Courses on offer

 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship 

Contact Details

 Phone: 01922 657000

 Website: www.walsallcollege.ac.uk