You will complete one day per week “off the job learning” for the duration of the course. The majority of this learning will take place at the university campus in Stoke on Trent, although some of the days will take place in alternative learning environments including the use of shadowing opportunities, internal training courses by your employer and on-line and blended learning through the university virtual learning environment.
Face-to-face sessions will focus on individual and group learning exercise through lectures, seminars and tutorials. 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 exams, 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.