University Partners

University Centre St Helens has developed strong links with a variety of universities to ensure that you graduate with a prestigious qualification.  When you choose to study a Foundation Degree or Honours Degree with us, you will receive the benefits of smaller learning groups and increased contact time with our experienced lecturers, whilst graduating with nationally recognised qualification, validated by a major university.

University of Chester

University of Chester LogoUniversity Centre St Helens has a very strong relationship with the University of Chester, it’s also the university centre’s largest partner. Students at University Centre St Helens have the opportunity to achieve a degree benefiting from both institutions’ expertise.

Enthusiastic and responsive, the University of Chester is committed to providing the very best in teaching, learning, research, student support and partnerships.

At the heart of the University of Chester vision is a commitment to:

  • ensuring a rewarding student learning experience.
  • teaching excellence.
  • developing the expertise of staff.
  • impacting positively on the lives of students, staff, wider community and beyond.


University of Central Lancashire LogoThe University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is proud to be working in partnership with University Centre St Helens to provide individuals with a range of learning opportunities in Higher Education.

As a student studying at a partner institution, you are still very much part of the UCLan community. You have the same status as on-campus students and can enjoy the benefits of facilities and services, including:

  • Library
  • Online resources
  • Sports centres
  • Student services
  • Student's Union

University Centre St Helens courses are also governed by the same entry requirements and course regulations as students at UCLan, which means that you can progress onto the University to complete your programme or to study for a higher qualification: for example, you can progress from a Foundation degree to an Honours Degree.

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)

Liverpool John Moores LogoUniversity Centre St Helens is proud to be a partner institution of Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), delivering a strong Foundation Degree programme with them.

LJMU is a contemporary university with the aim to give people the opportunity to maximise their potential through degree programmes that are stimulating, challenging and exciting.

As a student studying on a programme validated by LJMU, you will be entitled to use the universities library and resources at any of their three learning resource centres, as well as the Students Union.

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University LogoUniversity Centre St Helens have worked in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and IT employers to design a strong Applied Computing Foundation Degree that is delivered in St Helens and validated by the University.

Sheffield Hallam University prides itself on making a difference to the students it works with. Students that successfully complete the foundation degree will have the opportunity to progress onto the final year of the honours degree programme delivered at Sheffield Hallam University.

Business and Professional Quality Qualifications

Our business and professional qualifications are fully accredited by industry chartered bodies and prestigious universities, recognised throughout the world. They are designed to accelerate your career progression by allowing you to demonstrate your commitment to achieving the highest professional standards. Through working in partnership with them, we ensure our courses meet the high standards required by industry.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport AAT logo Chartered Institute of Management Accountants 
 Chartered Management Institute  BTEC Logo  Pearson Logo
 CIPD Logo CIPS Logo