March 7, 2012 8.00 am This story is over 121 months old

Lincoln College awarded extra university places

Higher education: More places will be available for students wanting to study higher education courses at Lincoln College.

The £7.5 million Dean’s Building development at the Lincoln College main city campus

Lincoln College has been awarded over 100 additional student places on its university-level courses by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

The institution will offer 137 extra places from September 2012 with a range of 21 higher education courses from Hair and Beauty Management to Civil Engineering.

Currently teaching 54 full-time students, the new influx is a significant growth for the college which also has around 200 part-time learners.

Principal of Lincoln College, John Allen, explained the college works with thousands of regional employers to ensure its new courses teach skills that contribute to businesses in the region.

“We are excited to be able to grow our higher education provision as this fits with our overall ethos of making sure that people leave education with a career to go to,” he said.

Lincoln College has recently added new courses to its portfolio, including Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Sports Business Management and Social Science.

Course fees are between £5,500 and £6,500 and government loans are available in the same way as for university applicants with repayments not being enforced until the graduate is earning over £21,000.