Published: 25 June 2020 at 15:00
Two-week programme is aimed at people looking to change career direction
Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has launched a new two-week course to help people looking for a change of career prepare for an undergraduate degree.
Fresh Start is a short course that teaches the tools for university study such as academic writing, research techniques and critical reasoning.
If they pass Fresh Start, attendees are awarded a place on one of ARU’s undergraduate courses within the Faculty of Business and Law, making them eligible to study a full-time degree, even if they do not have A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.
The only requirements to enrol for Fresh Start are a grade C or above at GCSE English or Mathematics.
Dr Daniel Berger, Deputy Dean for Education at ARU’s Faculty of Business and Law, said:
“Many people are looking for more flexibility to change careers and for some, a Foundation degree does not appeal because of either cost or the length of study.
“This is a short, affordable course that grounds people in the basics for an undergraduate degree, which they can then access immediately. It is a game changer for people with no qualifications at A-Level who may have left school at 16 and gone straight into a profession, who now have an eye on a new path and would benefit from university study.”