Why should I study at Waverley Abbey College?

Choosing the right place to study is important, as is choosing the right programme. A successful qualification needs to be taught by well-qualified tutors with a wealth of experience and in an atmosphere that supports your learning.

Academic excellence

Waverley Abbey College is committed to academic excellence in all that we offer. As we are a small College, we have the opportunity to provide a friendly atmosphere in which to study.

In our recent review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) we achieved the highest judgments that any college or university can be given. We are therefore confident that our programmes, courses, teaching and campuses can give you the quality of learning that every student deserves.

Waverley Abbey College submitted an annual return in December 2016, which demonstrates that we are continuing to maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of student learning opportunities and information about learning opportunities.

I don’t have any paper qualifications. Can I still apply?

If you do not hold any paper qualifications, please do not be deterred from applying to any of our short programmes or BA (Hons) Counselling programme. We will consider other types of qualifications, informal learning and life experience in place of these.

You must hold a qualification at BA level to apply for our postgraduate programmes.

Can I still apply if I live abroad?

We accept students within the EEA. We are currently unable to accept applications on our Certificate in Christian Counselling and Higher Education Programmes from non-EEA residents.

Am I old enough to apply?

For our Higher Education programmes, applicants will need to have relevant life experience. They will also need to be able to meet the emotional intelligence and financial requirements, and time commitments of the programme. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further.

Does Waverley Abbey College offer distance learning?

We are currently unable to offer distance learning at this time. We are looking to make it a possibility in the near future.

Can I continue to work alongside my study?

This is dependant on the programme you would like to study but it is likely that you will be able to continue part-time work. We recommend that you contact us to discuss your options.

Can I commute to my programme from home?

We offer both a residential and non-residential option with our programmes. You are welcome to choose the non-residential option and so commute from home.

For our Higher Education programmes, we recommend that you choose the residential option. Previous students have found staying on campus helps them to focus on their studies, amongst other positive reasons.

Does Waverley Abbey College offer any form of financial help?

As a private College, we currently cannot offer any form of financial help. However, we have a number of suggestions to help you finance your programme.

Will I be able to get a job after my programme?

Following the completion of training, many of our students find employment in a variety of work settings, including counselling agencies, teaching and nursing professions, church ministry and other graduate work within the voluntary sectors.