Higher Education Courses
Studying on a higher education course at Kensington and Chelsea College means gaining the knowledge, skills and qualifications needed to land the career you've always wanted. Our reputation in the higher education sector and among employers is excellent, and we are proud to say our teaching staff is among the best in the industry. In fact many of our tutors remain professionally involved in their specialist fields, enabling them to share exclusive industry knowledge and contacts with their students.
We also realise our higher education learners often have to balance their work and home life with their educational endeavors, which is why we are committed to providing a flexible and supportive approach to learning. Whatever your lifestyle, we'll find a way to deliver our course to you.
Please note, our 2013/14 higher education course fees are not yet set but nearly all students will be eligible to fund this fee from the new subsidised loan scheme which only requires repayments to be made on earnings over £21,000 a year. For more information please contact us
In addition, students on the HNC / HND courses are eligible for financial support through 'Student Finance England' to help with a loan for the course fee and for a maintenance loan and grant to support living expenses whilst on the course. Check the student funding available.
Courses and Fees
BTEC Higher National Certificate in Interior Architecture - Level 4 ( 13JFD101 )
This Higher Education course is designed to expand students' creative, analytical and technical skills and to prepare them for employment or self-employment in the profession of Interior Design. The course equips students to meet the increasing demand for well trained designers with strong design flair and sound technical and managerial knowledge. Design projects are exploratory, experimental and large in scale and students are expected to work independently on own projects while being provided with on going design support through regular tutorials. There is the opportunity for students to gain a genuine understanding of both design and management principles. A group exhibition will take place during the summer term. At interview students will need to show a strong portfolio of work in their specialist area. This course is equivalent to a first year BA course and leads to a BTEC Higher National Certificate qualification. Download Student Funding for HNC / HND courses as a pdf document (58KB)
Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer. 13JFD101-01 Wornington Centre 11 Sep 13 35 Wed/Thu/Fri 10:00-16:00 R Singh
Certificate in Teaching English to Adults CELTA with PTLLS (Level 5) ( 13XTT760 )
On the course you will receive instruction on methods of teaching language and the analysis of the English language for teaching purposes. Teaching practice is an integral part of the course and you will teach 6 hours at two different levels. Your teaching will be observed by your tutor and fellow trainees. After teaching you will be given verbal and written feedback and your tutor will support you in planning your next lesson. Assessment on the course is based on your teaching practice and 4 CELTA written assignments and PTLLS tasks. These assignments will be on the practical aspects of teaching and altogether require no more than 4,000 words. In order to be successful on the course you must attend at least 88% of the course, complete all the assignments and reach the required standard in your teaching practice.
Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer. 13XTT760-01 Chelsea Centre 27 Sep 13 20 Fri 09:15-17:00 Alan Jarrett
HNC in Fine Art ( 13TFV008 )
The Btec HNC specialises in Fine Art and enables students to pursue their ideas in drawing, painting, sculpture, video and printmaking. The principal course tutors are practising and exhibiting artists. Other specialist tutors within the college also contribute to the course. Underpinning the course are units in Contextual Studies (contemporary art context) and Professional Practise. Emphasis throughout is on acquiring and developing creative and technical skills through research and studio projects. There is an opportunity to show work in two exhibitions during the course. "The programme is contemporary in feeling, fostering high achievement and strong individuality amongst students, the highest achieving students producing ambitious, conceptually and formally rigorous work" Chris Hunt, External Evaluator. Download Student Funding for HNC / HND courses as a pdf document (58KB)
Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer. 13TFV008-01 Chelsea Centre 30 Sep 13 30 Mon/Tue/Wed 10:00-16:00 B Deighton
HND in Fine Art ( 13TFV010 )
The HND in Fine Art provides the opportunity for those students who have completed a HNC to progress to a higher level course and continue their studies at the college. The ethos of the course is to focus upon an individual's conceptual and creativity identity and to develop them within the context of the course units relative to their particular artistic concerns and interests. Focus for the course comes through negotiating a creative and developmental response through regular tutorials and studio practice. I held it imperative to evolve an instrument of thought which would aid in cutting through all cultural opiates, past and present, so that a direct, immediate, and truly free vision could be achieved, and an idea be revealed with clarity. Clyfford Still. Download Student Funding for HNC / HND courses as a pdf document (58KB)
Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer. 13TFV010-01 Chelsea Centre 23 Sep 13 30 Mon/Tue/Wed 10:00-16:00 A Moon & Team