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Launching Our New Courses and Career Excellence Hubs


Our new degrees, degree apprenticeships, HTQs and short courses are now available online and in our new prospectus!  

We’ve expanded our curriculum with brand new courses!  

New courses which will be available in 2025, include:  

  1. Animal, Conservation, Behaviour and Welfare (Hons), which will help you to learn about conservation practices and their impact on animal behaviour.  
  2. We’ve also got our new Criminology and Public Services BSc (Hons) degree which provides an in-depth look at criminology, sociology and justice.  
  3. You could also study a Sports and Exercise Science (HND), to learn about advanced coaching, performance analysis and strength and conditioning. 

We’ve got a wide range of Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs), including the HNC/D in Manufacturing Engineering, HNC/D in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the HNC/D in Engineering

On top of all these, we’ve also got brand new short courses! These include:  

  1. Coaching Practice and Skill Development  
  2. Fitness and Nutrition 
  3. Quantity Surveying and Sustainable Practice 
  4. Mental Health within Healthcare.  

These courses work well for continuing professional development, to upskill yourself or your staff.  We’ve also got new degree apprenticeships coming in, enabling you to earn money while you’re studying in even more areas.  

  1. Boost your digital knowledge to new heights with the Digital User Experience Degree Apprenticeship.
  2. You can also increase your healthcare experience with the Registered Nursing Degree Apprenticeship. This degree allows you to build key skills and become more and more effective as a nurse.  

We are also delighted to launch our UCW Career Excellence Hubs, which will impact all courses on offer at UCW. We recognise that future careers and making industry connections are a crucial part of university. This is why, on all UCW courses, you’ll join one of our ten built-in UCW Careers Excellence Hubs. These allow students to enjoy guest speakers, industry workshops, employer projects and much more, to help students build networks and gain the skills needed for their chosen industry.  

As well as helping connect students with industry contacts, this ground breaking approach also helps employers find the talent they need. Additionally, this lets employers play a key role in nurturing and developing new talent for their industry.  

Vice Principal for Higher Education, Sadie Skellon said “UCW students can use these Career Excellence Hubs to build networks, connect with industry professionals and launch their future careers. This is part of our approach to educational gains and supporting students to develop their employability skills. To succeed in today’s job market, having the right skills and connections with industry is vital. These hubs equip learners with skills specifically required by their chosen industries.”