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UCS Campus

University of Suffolk (formerly UCS) was PBD’s first partner in bridging the gap between workbased learning at Level 5 and admission to university.  Many students have successfully made the transition and graduated.   Studying the Level 5 Diploma while you work helps to build confidence in your academic and research skills as way as offering an economical route to higher education.

The link below will direct you to the UCS Ipswich website where you will find an overview of the course.

If you wish to sign up for the course, if you mention in your ‘Personal Statement’ that you have previously obtained your Level 5 from PBD then the transition should be easy and transparent. The course is delivered both full and part time. Here are the two links for direct access:

Applicants wishing to study FULL TIME will need to apply through UCAS  (   The UCAS course code is:  X313.

Applicants wishing to study PART TIME will need to apply through UCS  ( No course code is required for PT study.