Plymouth, UK (PRWEB UK) 2 August 2012
This summer University College Plymouth (UCP) is launching a new part time distance learning Certificate in Higher Education in Business Information Management (CertHEBIM). The award is nationally recognised as equating to the first year of a degree and will be available at a student fee of only £3290. The course fee qualifies for funding from the Student Finance England and the equivalent student loan programmes in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Successful completion of the course should permit graduates who wish to continue their studies to enter the final year of a Foundation degree or Year 2 of an Honours degree programme
The new programme is designed to respond to concerns that the increase in the student fee this autumn may mean some school leavers feel higher education is no longer an affordable option and that the government cap on student numbers will mean some students will be unable to obtain a place at university. University College Plymouth has drawn upon the expertise of Moustraining Ltd, a university spin off company, to assist in the launch the new programme. Over 10+ years, Moustraining has received government funding to research the use of the Internet and cloud computing to deliver more affordable distance learning programmes. During this period the company has on average been delivering University level programmes to approximately 1,000 UK students and created undergraduate and postgraduate online learning platforms for universities in Australia.
In relation to the new UCP programme, the founder of Moustraining Professor Ian Chaston commented that “presumably the government will be very gratified to learn that David Willetts’ recent forecast that the costs of University education could soon be reduced by exploiting the Internet has been so rapidly validated”.
Potential course applicants can download further information and an application form for the new CHEBIM programme by visiting the company website at http://www.moustraining.uk.com. Once applications are received, all formal offers of a place on the new programme are subject to approval by UCP’s admissions office.
Professor Ian Chaston
Tel: 01752 880552