KC understand that moving away to go to university is not for everyone, so we’ve created KCHE, our Higher Education provision which offers a credible alternative to university. Joining KCHE allows you to obtain university qualifications without the associated costs of moving away from home.

Our courses are led by industry-active specialists who are committed to delivering the upmost professional levels of tuition and training. KCHE host a strong roster of lecturers with a diverse range of technical knowledge and practical experience. 

Kidderminster College are proud to offer a diverse range of Higher National Diplomas, providing a programme of specialist vocational learning. Our programmes allow you to balance work and home life around your studies, this means you can take your qualifications to the next level with ease.

Take a look at our current qualifications and see how we can help you on your journey.

Fifteen graduates took to the stage to receive their BA (Hons) in Creative Industries; this top-up degree encompasses specialised areas of Kidderminster College’s infamous Creative Industries sector with particular focus being placed on music and dance. Jonn Penney, of Ned’s Atomic Dustbin fame, delivered an inspiring guest speech to attendees and students, drawing on both his extensive industry involvement and personal degree experience to motivate and congratulate the Kidderminster College graduates.

Kidderminster College re-introduced the HE provision with the support of NCG three years ago, in response to a regional demand for more skilled graduates within the Creative Industries regulation. Kidderminster College’s vision is to offer a degree with a difference – merging a university experience with all of the benefits of studying at a college. For its students, this means smaller class sizes in place of lecture theatres, more one-to-one support and gaining hands-on industry experience in real working environments.

We have some very experienced staff on hand to provide you with information about grants and bursaries available to you during your time at KCHE. Click on FEES & LOAN INFO to find out what is available, a How-to GUIDE to apply for your student loan and a few contact details in case you get stuck.

We can’t wait to welcome you to KCHE.


Thank you for the constant support and guidance into everything I’ve done, I have loved my 2 years at Ignite and cannot thank you both enough for pushing me to the best I can be and supporting me academically/practically for my final year.- MOLLY


In September 2019 I enrolled on the HND Dance course with Ignite at Kidderminster College. I did this because I was not ready to move away and instead of taking a gap year I decided to stay in training.

KCHE Dance HND gave me the opportunity to experience university level of training and coursework which has prepared me to move forward in my chosen career.

I could not of asked for better training not only from the lecturers at Ignite themselves teaching multiple genres of dance including Ballet, Jazz and Commercial to name a few but the amount of industry professionals who came in and shared their knowledge and experiences with us. – LEWIS