How we can help you
With a huge range of courses available, it's important to research what's right for you. We’ll show you all the options – including the alternatives to higher education – to help you see the best way forward. Then, if you’d like to apply, we’ll show you how.
Choosing a course
If you decide a conservatoire is the destination for you, there's still a lot of variety in course types, locations, previous qualifications required and application deadlines, so make sure you do plenty of research.
- Read about conservatoire courses and what to study
- Find out more at events and open days
- Check how early you should start your application
- Learn how you can meet course entry requirements
As well as advice on courses and applications, we offer specific information for a range of audiences.
Flexible or part-time students
More and more courses can now be studied flexibly on a part-time basis. You can search for these courses in our search tool, by selecting the 'Flexible/part-time study' filter.
Mature students (over 21)
It’s never too late to study a higher education course – here’s a guide to get you started.
Students with individual needs
Higher education has a wide range of support for disabled students and care leavers.
International and EU students
There are many benefits to studying in the UK – here’s an introduction to get you started.
Parents of applicants
Here’s a guide to helping your son or daughter with their application to higher education.
Looking for alternatives to higher education?
It’s good to know what all the options are, and to have a few backup ideas in case your plans change.