Course changes in 2021
While some elements of our course provision for the 2021/22 academic year may vary from those advertised due to changes in government guidance, we will continue to use a combination of virtual delivery and in-person teaching and learning where permitted to offer the best possible student experience within a COVID-secure environment.
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We are committed to supporting you to learn while you earn and have developed a blended learning approach to support this.
During your time as a student officer, the apprenticeship regulations state that 20% of your time will be dedicated to off the job learning. The rest of your time will be spent deployed operationally where you will be putting that learning into practice.
Your learning will be delivered by a combination of Staffordshire University academics and police colleagues. You won’t need to travel to our Stoke-on-Trent campus for lectures, we’ll deliver academic excellence in locations across the region.
In your first eight weeks, you will spend four weeks learning in the classroom and four weeks completing your police induction where you’ll be given your uniform and welcomed into your new Student Officer role.
There are a number of elements that make up the assessment for the Degree Apprenticeship Standard, including:
- Degree assessment i.e. formal assessment of the degree modules
- ‘On-programme’ assessment of operational competence
- A work-based project i.e. part of the degree and an important element of the apprenticeship’s ‘end-point assessment’
- A summative ‘end-point assessment’, which includes a review of the work-based project and the evidence produced as part of the ‘on-programme’ assessment of operational competence
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.