Deadline approaching for busy people studying part-time

Posted by pt91 at Sep 10, 2012 11:44 AM |
New courses at Institute of Lifelong Learning start in October

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 10 September 2012

Busy people with a taste for learning are being urged to apply quickly for part-time courses at the University of Leicester’s Institute of Lifelong Learning.

With options ranging from short courses to full degrees starting in October 2012, those interested will need to apply soon to secure themselves a place.

This year, the Institute of Lifelong Learning also introduces a revised programme which includes accredited short courses in humanities and arts and in management studies. These are ideal for people who wish to ease themselves into study before committing to a longer, more intensive course. Also new for this year is the Certificate in Humanities and Arts from which people can progress to the BA Humanities and Arts.

Dr Clive Marsh, Director of Learning and Teaching at the Institute of Lifelong Learning, said, “There has never been a better time to study part-time at university. ‘Part-time’ may soon become the new ‘best way’ to study. This is especially so for adult learners who are in employment and want to do something stretching alongside work, or develop skills to increase their employability. It is also convenient for juggling domestic commitments.

“You don’t always need formal qualifications to begin most of our courses, so they are ideal if you are considering returning to learning but are worried that you don’t have the right background.”

The Institute of Lifelong Learning’s part-time degree -level courses are designed to meet the learning needs of people who lead busy lives. There’s a wide range of courses available including Certificates of Higher Education in creative writing, counselling, ecology, humanities and arts, psychology and management studies, a BA (Hons) degree in Humanities and Arts and a specialist Foundation Degree for those working or volunteering in the volunteer or community sector.

And for the first time this year, the government have introduced tuition fee loans for UK part-time students. This means that if you have not studied at higher education level before, you will be eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan without the need to pay any upfront fees. Monthly repayments only begin if you have an individual, annual income of over £21,000.

For more information visit phone 0116-252 5919. Places are still available for part-time courses starting in October 2012.

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