Speaking at the NECC President’s Club dinner at St James Park, the college announced the launch of the service to over 140 of the region’s key business leaders, highlighting the huge benefits on offer to employers across the region.
The unique online product enables employees to study a degree course in a way that is quicker and more cost effective than traditional routes. The product uses a process which allows applicants to have their previous experience and learning ‘recognised’ and counted towards their new qualification.
Because the assessment is delivered online, employees working anywhere in the UK can access the service, meaning that no time is taken out of the workplace.
Robin Ghurbhurun, Deputy Principal at Newcastle College, said: “This was the ideal opportunity to launch our new innovative Recognition Service, which gives employers a host of benefits when looking to develop their workforce.
“This ground-breaking approach to delivering higher education allows us to re-train and develop a workforce entirely online, reducing the time and costs involved in completing a degree course, whilst at the same time ensuring that the service is tailored entirely to individual business needs.”
The Recognition Service is initially available for over 40 higher education qualifications in areas such as Business Management, Health and Social Care, Engineering, Science and Construction, Sport, Leisure and Tourism and Digital Media, IT and Computing.
Eamonn Leavey, Head of the President’s Club at the NECC, said: “The NECC is the region’s largest business membership organisation and the President’s Club offers the North East business community the chance to hear first-hand about innovations in the business world, as well as meet and discuss experiences and views. This is the ideal platform for products such as this to be launched.”
Robin continued: “The Recognition Service represents a major development in promoting the accreditation of prior learning. There is no doubt that the current economic climate and changes to funding have created a need for institutions to offer more flexible and cost effective ways of studying and for employers to be able to up-skill their employees in the most cost effective way possible. Our higher education fees, courses and facilities have been developed in direct consultation with employers to enhance careers and help businesses.”
More information can be found at http://www.ncl-coll.ac.uk/adults/which-course/-adults-which-course-recogniseme