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At University Centre Somerset our mission is to transform the lives of our students and our communities by delivering outstanding and aspirational teaching, learning and skills development.

We specialise in vocational degree level qualifications, grounded in the real world and combined with academic rigour so that our students can achieve the highest standards set for their chosen industry sector.  Our aim is for our students to begin their careers with confidence, knowing they have been trained in the most advanced business methods and technology.

Working in partnership with organisations such as the Heart of the South West LEP and major employers such as the NHS we work to ensure the courses we offer are not only academically rigorous but that they have been developed to meet the local and regional skill requirements. 

Somerset has a rich mix of industries and our range of courses reflect this. You will find courses from sectors such as Health and Social Care, Early Years, Nuclear Engineering, Animal Management, Land based courses and many more.  Each has been designed to lead to excellent career prospects and progression locally or further afield.

Degree courses at University Centre Somerset are validated by some of the UK’s most prestigious universities, including Plymouth University, Oxford Brookes, University of the West of England and the Open University.  We work closely with them on quality assurance, giving you the opportunity to gain a highly regarded qualification while enjoying the first-rate facilities and teaching of University Centre Somerset.

Added to this, we offer small class sizes and tutors with a real dedication to the student experience. What's more, our inclusive and welcoming atmosphere gives everyone an opportunity to flourish in a supportive environment where diversity is celebrated.

I look forward to welcoming you,

Andy Berry

Principal and Chief Executive