The programme is delivered at Staffordshire University. Apprentices will attend University on a day release basis; one day per week. To accommodate wide-ranging learning styles, approaches to teaching will be diverse, including but not limited to technical demonstrations, lectures, seminars, independent research, laboratory assignments and simulation exercises, design work, practical problem-solving tasks, presentations and group critiques.
There are a number of elements that make up assessment for the Degree Apprenticeship Standard including:
Award assessment (formal assessment of the degree modules)
Formative 'on-programme' assessment, (assessments that do not contribute to the degree, but provide an opportunity to develop and apply new knowledge, skills and behaviours)
Log book assessment (formal assessment of an individual portfolio of vocational evidence demonstrating competence in all of the knowledge, skills and behaviours)
Gateway assessment (i.e. a pre-requisite to the end-point assessment)
A summative 'end-point' assessment (a non-integrated assessment comprising an interview between the employer, the Provider, and the apprentice, which includes a review of the completed Log Book.)
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.