You're eager to enhance your career but may feel a lack of degree is holding you back. You're motivated and want to make the exciting leap into higher education and potentially a new direction in business or law, but haven't studied at this level before. Fresh Start is for you.
Fresh Start is an intensive two-week course to prepare you for degree-level study at ARU by letting you experience it, while opening the door to the possibilities a degree could bring in enhancing your career and your future prospects.
If you haven't studied for a few years and have no A Levels, that's no problem. Our team will provide guidance and support throughout to build not just your academic knowledge, but also your study and employability skills. Our academic staff are on hand to guide you through the theoretical aspects of the course.
The course runs over two weeks, usually starting in June or November, using online learning.
Your first week will be spent learning the key skills you'll need for the second week and the assessment, including academic writing, research skills and critical reasoning. The second half of the course is self-study under the guidance of your Course Leader, where you will use all the skills from week one, to build a project based on the retail industry.
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On ARU's Fresh Start course you’ll have the opportunity to:
This course is called Fresh Start because that's what it could give you...a fresh start and a positive future. Your lack of formal qualifications will no longer be a barrier as this course is designed to help you into degree-level study at ARU, to help you formalise the work experience you have gained throughout your career and to help boost you onto the next step.
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