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Why Study at AHED?

Calendar iconThere is literally something for everyone! More than 2500 students enrol on Leisure and Language programmes each year, including Arts & Crafts, Health & Fitness and Special Interest. We also offer an extensive range of accredited courses in areas such as Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapy, English and Maths, Sports Therapy, Teaching and full honours degrees!


Open book iconExceptional Support and Small Class Sizes - We take great care to offer and provide support to all students to ensure that they have every opportunity to successfully achieve their chosen qualification. We have a dedicated Study Support department, who will provide the support required in order to meet your needs. Small class sizes give plenty of opportunity for individual attention.


Trophy iconExcellent results and opportunity for progression In 2020, 70% of our degree students graduated with a high  grade, i.e. a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree. The curriculum at AHED has been developed to enable students to progress from introductory courses through to full honours degrees in many subjects.


bulb iconExperienced staff and excellent teaching -  AHED staff are well qualified and many continue to be practitioners in their own field of expertise. This means their skills and experience remain current and many staff are actively engaged in research within their field of professional practice. In 2020, our HE students rated our standards of teaching at 95% - well above the sector-wide average of 87%.


Work iconDegree courses fit around work - our pioneering approach to learning allows students to study for a degree one day a week, whilst continuing in employment. This allows students to continue earning and to gain relevant experience in their chosen sector. Students can apply what they learn directly to the workplace. 


Piggy bank iconAffordable fees - our HE tuition fees are lower than those being charged at traditional universities. Our courses are classified as full-time for student finance purposes and student tuition fee and maintenance loans are available via Student Finance England. Instalment plans and Advanced Learner Loans are also available. Please ask at Reception for further information regarding funding.