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Milton Keynes College launches e-learning access course 

The online access course will increase course capacity

Posted by Hannah Oakman | December 02, 2016 | Technology

Milton Keynes College is delighted to announce the launch of a new online Higher Education access course, specifically designed for students looking to carve a career in Nursing, Midwifery or Social Care. 

Developed in partnership with leading UK edtech firm e-Careers Limited, and awarding organisation Ascentis, the new HE access course will enable students across the UK to pursue a career within the healthcare sector through easy-to-use and accessible digital modules – all powered through the e-Careers popular e-learning platform. 

With flexible ‘roll on roll off’ start dates and 24/7 access to online tutors, together with a Government loan scheme – which repays all access course tuition fees if students go on to secure a place at university – Milton Keynes College is in hope this new HE access model will attract individuals from all over UK, helping to address the widely reported shortage in both Nursing and Midwifery. 

The College’s Head of Business Engagement, Kaye Dwight, said: “Classroom-based access courses are traditionally oversubscribed, with many students either unable to secure a place or take the time to travel to an access course college, particularly if studying alongside a part-time job.

The launch of our new digital, healthcare-specific access course couldn’t come at a better time – offering students an accessible, affordable and engaging e-learning program with unlimited places - Kaye Dwight, Head of Business Engagement at Milton Keynes College

“Here at Milton Keynes College we feel the launch of our new digital, healthcare-specific access course couldn’t come at a better time – offering students an accessible, affordable and engaging e-learning program with unlimited places, which they can undertake any time, any place and expect to complete within a period of 6-18 months.”

The new Milton Keynes College HE access courses in Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care are available for all students aged 19-plus, who have secured a minimum GCSE ‘C’ grade in Maths and English. 

Jonathan Ward, Business Development Director for e-Careers, said: “e-Careers is extremely excited about the launch of the new Milton Keynes College HE access course. Aside from offering students across the UK the real opportunity to pursue a career in healthcare from the comfort of their own homes, we feel this could make a real impact on the shortage of Nurses and Midwives within the UK – thus benefitting society as a whole.”

The access course is the latest development of the Milton Keynes College e-learning platform, which was implemented in partnership with e-Careers in summer 2015.

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