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The courses – which cover a wide range of subject areas and start in September – cost just £5,700 a year (compared to the £9,000 maximum at some universities) and include a £1,000 bursary for full-time students in the first year.
Demand is expected to be high so prospective students are urged to apply now.
New at the Medway Campus:
The launch of the new courses follows the Government’s announcement in March that MidKent College had won 214 ‘margin’ places for Higher Education – the sixth highest among colleges in the country.
The allocation was awarded following assessment of the quality and demand of its existing HE courses, which cost £5,700 a year and are all validated by either the University of Kent or Canterbury Christ Church University.
Stephen Batchelor – director of HE development – said: “Our new suite of HE qualifications have been specifically designed to increase the employability of our learners.
“As the UK enters a double-dip recession, providing employability skills for our learners remains a key focus for the College.
“We have designed a series of qualifications that will provide young people with the skills and abilities they need to be successful in building a career and gaining an edge in the ever-more crowded job market, making Higher Education a worthwhile long-term investment.”
In last year’s Higher Education White Paper, the Government proposed creating a “margin” of about 20,000 places to reward the cheapest institutions with high quality courses.
This would be created by stripping student numbers from each university on a pro-rata basis and awarding them to universities and colleges charging less than £7,500.
Other areas in which MidKent College already offers HNC/Ds and/or foundation degrees include Applied Chemistry, Business, Building & Civil Engineering, Information Technology, Engineering, Qualifying to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, and Childhood Studies.
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