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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Apprentices will complete three hours per week of online learning and assessments plus they will be required to attend for a one day induction and for blocks of study throughout the Master's Degree. A programme of delivery can be custom made for organisations providing a large cohort of apprentices.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. The face to face sessions will be combined with on-line materials using the university's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). If you choose the distance learning route all materials will be on-line and include pod cast, videos and webinars.
All modules will have a variety of assessments and apprentices will be measured on Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours. The tasks focus on producing a variety of work appropriate to the module topic, which are graded and contribute to progression through the Master’s Degree. The assessments include report writing, essay writing, exams, group activities and presentations, and a portfolio will also be compiled over the length of the course. You, as the employer, will be 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.