The programme is delivered using a variety of methods including face to face teaching, independent study and practice-based learning in the workplace. During their studies, apprentices will learn from several experts in their field, including academic staff, from the University, guest speakers and visiting clinicians.
A range of formative and summative assessment methods are used across the modules including written assignments, oral presentations, objective structured clinical examinations, development of clinical competencies and a portfolio of evidence.
The employer is expected to assign a workplace assessor/ supervisor who will facilitate the development of clinical competencies and meet with the apprentice and assessor to discuss progress.
In addition to the on-programme assessments all apprentices must undertake an independent end-point assessment which is a synoptic assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that have been learnt throughout the apprenticeship.
End point assessments are graded, and an apprenticeship certificate will only be awarded after the end -point assessment is successfully completed.
In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).
Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties. You will also have full access to our support services such as Student Guidance.
Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.