You will be expected to engage with the learning and the materials each week of the programme. You will be invited to attend two face-to-face sessions each semester on consecutive days at the start of a new module. For the remaining weeks, new material, case study discussions and class debates will be conducted in our online learning environment.
Face-to-face sessions will focus on team-based activities, including problem-based learning, task-centred investigations and case studies. There will be a strong emphasis on activity-focused learning and the apprentice will be expected to engage actively in all sessions.
All modules will have a variety of assessments; these are tasks set to produce a variety of work appropriate to the module topic, which are graded and contribute to progression through the degree. The assessments include report writing, group activities and presentations and a portfolio will also be compiled over the length of the course. The employer is expected to assign a work place mentor who will monitor the development of the portfolio and meet with the apprentice and assessor to discuss progress.
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.