UK College information for Indian students

Colleges in the UK

Learn more about courses and university preparation programmes at UK colleges.

UK Colleges

Study at a UK College

Colleges of Further Education are a popular choice with Indian students who are taking a university preparation courses or completing vocational qualifications on a full or part time basis. Colleges in the UK perform a variety of roles, including further education for 16-18 year-olds, vocational training and adult education.

Most UK colleges are public institutions, but there are also many private colleges which cater to specific types of students as well. Courses at UK colleges last for one or two years.

List of Colleges in the UK

Learn more about UK sixth form colleges, colleges of further education and colleges of higher education with our A-Z UK college guide.

Qualification Types

International Foundation Year

An International Foundation Year is designed for international students who are about to finish study in their native country, but do not have the required grades to begin studying at a UK university. Students on an International Foundation Year programme will study a specific subject pathway which also includes specific English language and learning skills.

International A-Level

Many UK colleges offer an international A-Level programme which runs alongside the traditional A-Level programme for UK students. In addition to studying a number of subjects, English language learning is also included.

BTEC Nationals

BTEC Nationals are for students who understand which career path they wish to take as they progress towards further study at a UK university or employment. BTEC Nationals are similar to A-Levels, generally last for two years and students will begin study at the age of 16.

HND (Higher National Diploma)

Similar to BTEC Nationals, the Higher National Diploma prepares students for employment or further study in specific industries. Courses last for two-years full-time and up to four years part-time, and it is generally the equivalent to two-years of an undergraduate degree.

How we can help

If you wish to learn more about studying at a UK college, arrange your free consultation today.

I had a very great experience right from the start to finish; All the staff were really great and very helpful. I recommend SI-UK for all students who are planning to study in the UK.

Anuradha Venkatesh Msc Energy Management, University of Stirling

  • Study at University of Warwick
  • Study at University of Edinburgh
  • Study at University of Leeds
  • Study at University of Sheffield
  • Study at University of Glasgow
  • Study at University of Bristol
  • Study at University of Liverpool
  • Study at University of UCL Institute of Education
  • Study at University of Nottingham
  • Study at University of Manchester
  • Study at University of kings college
  • Study at University of London School of Economics