10 higher education courses to help you reach your career goals


rom specialist creative arts conservatoires to intense business training for a sales career, discover 10 educational establishments that can help you enhance your CV and land your dream job.

Kickstart your music career

BIMM Institute

With an impressive alumni including pop singer George Ezra and Irish band Fontaines D.C., BIMM Institute (formerly British and Irish Modern Music Institute) is a leading music college with campuses in the UK, Ireland and Germany.

One of Europe’s largest and most connected music institutes, students can choose from an array of courses such as songwriting, electronic music production and music business, as well as joint honours degrees such as music performance with music production. Every course is designed with the help of industry partners and advisors to reflect the ever-changing industry and needs of employers.

For 40 years, experienced music lecturers have equipped students with the knowledge, skills and unrivalled industry connections to build a successful career in the music industry. Find out more at

Flexible courses to suit your lifestyle

University of Sunderland in London

Combining the original university’s top facilities, academic support and wide-ranging courses, the University of Sunderland in London aims to merge the best of the northeast with the capital city to create the ultimate higher education experience for students.

With an array of courses from business and tourism to nursing, health and social care, the University of Sunderland in London also offers MBAs, foundation, and top-up degrees for students of all ages and capabilities. The university also has four intakes each year and most courses operate on just two days a week, so you can start your studies at a convenient time for you with a flexible timetable.

The university campus, which is located a stone throw away from Canary Wharf, operates an open-door policy ensuring students are in a supportive environment throughout their time at university. Discover more at

Boost your student experience

New College of the Humanities

New College of the Humanities (NCH) London delivers an outstanding university experience, exceeding all Russell Group universities for overall student satisfaction in the UK’s National Student Survey for three consecutive years from 2019 to 2021.

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With a compact campus in east London’s St Katharine Docks, the university offers a range of degrees in data science, economics, English, history, law, philosophy, psychology and politics. This vibrant educational community, comprising experienced lecturers and academics, delivers degree programmes designed to equip graduates with the combination of skills and knowledge that’s increasingly desired by employers. As part of Northeastern University’s Global Campus Network, students also benefit from access to Northeastern’s online library resources and an international community.

Visit today to see if the team can make you an immediate offer to start your degree this September.

Enhance your potential as an artist

Trinity Laban

Trinity Laban is London’s creative conservatoire: an internationally celebrated centre of excellence, offering world-class training in dance, music and musical theatre. Trinity Laban has a talented roster of lecturers, teachers and visiting artists who work to support and develop the conservatoire’s diverse intake of talented performers and creators.

The innovative curriculum instils technical excellence and enables creativity and collaboration to flourish, transforming students into resourceful and adaptable artistic leaders. Trinity Laban also provides a programme of events for public audiences to enjoy dance and music performances by students.

Find out how you can join this creative community in London at

Transferable skills for future careers

University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is one of the most diverse institutions in the UK and has been helping students from a variety of backgrounds reach their full potential for over 180 years.

With three campuses situated in the heart of London and another in Harrow, northwest London, it offers a wide range of foundation programmes, undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses. The university also has an excellent track record for practical teaching, and students have access to a variety of workshops and mentoring schemes to develop transferable skills, network with potential employers, and prepare for the ever-changing graduate job market.

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Discover the university’s courses and what else it has to offer at

Join a welcoming sixth form


BSix offers its students an exciting alternative to academy sixth forms and corporate further education colleges in the heart of Hackney. There are 1,150 places available for students from diverse backgrounds.

BSix offers a number of courses — from physics to religious studies — catering for the most able university entrant, to those requiring introductory level programmes or the chance to make a fresh start after previous disappointment. Proud of its small year groups and class sizes, the staff try to ensure no individual becomes isolated or overlooked.

BSix also offers brilliant support systems and a motivated team loyal to the values of fairness, care and equality of opportunity, ensuring everyone enjoys a stimulating and rewarding experience. Find out more at

Receive intense business training


If you want to get stuck into your professional sales career in business-to-business, iconoClass is the business school for you. Offering four-month intensive bootcamps that provide a direct route into a professional sales career, iconoClass has a 98% success rate of students finding employment within three months of finishing.

It’s also open to students of all ages and academic backgrounds, with no previous qualifications required. iconoClass partners with leading tech firms including HubSpot, Seismic, SumUp and Contentsquare to provide a practical hands-on approach to training, with sessions run by senior sales professionals in these companies. This course is conducted online, however there’s an opportunity for students to collaborate in iconoClass hubs in London’s Shoreditch and Hull.

Applications are now open for the next bootcamps in September 2022 and February 2023. Register your interest at

Preparing graduates for the workplace

London Interdisciplinary School

The London Interdisciplinary School (LIS) is on a mission to build a new university that challenges traditional higher educational systems in the UK. With its revolutionary interdisciplinary and problem-centric approach, this university aims to prepare its graduates to succeed in the changing future of work by teaching transferable skills and enabling them to work with real-world companies alongside studying.

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The university team includes mathematicians, epidemiologists, philosophers, artists, journalists, behavioural scientists and computer scientists, as well as entrepreneurs and professionals who can pass on their skills and knowledge to students.

LIS offers both bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as professional learning experiences aiming to challenge how you think and solve problems in everyday life. Apply now at

Get expert consultancy help

SUMS Consulting

SUMS Consulting is a specialist higher education consultancy and charity, with a team of expert consultants and analysts who are passionate about supporting universities. On a mission to help improve university performance, the consultants understand how all areas of a university must work together to deliver on its strategic goals and enhance the student experience.

Whether it’s ensuring the university is financially fit for the future, assessing ways of working and space utilisation in the wake of Covid-19, or helping universities take practical steps to achieve Carbon Net Zero, SUMS Consulting can help.

It offers specialist expertise in a variety of areas, from timetabling to mental health, and from equality to student admissions. Visit

Flexible courses at a UK campus

Global Banking School

Offering courses at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate level, Global Banking School provides learners with all they need to meet the increasing demands of today’s employers. It has eight UK campuses, in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, each of them equipped with dedicated spaces for study, groupwork and socialising.

Students receive guidance every step of the way, from application to graduation, through hands-on academic, career and welfare support, while flexible studying is possible, so you can work during the day, evening or weekends depending on your schedule.

Visit to apply and join a diverse and inclusive community of learners from over 85 countries.

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