Learning and teaching
Delivery is flexible around the needs of your organisation. Depending on the number of apprentices you have, we can arrange for onsite delivery. Or, apprentices will be taught using our virtual learning environment to take part in bi-monthly webinars. This platform allows apprentices to access a comprehensive range of study materials, academic journals, e-journals, databases and much more. Online learning gives apprentices the flexibility to study from any location without the need to frequently travel to the Aston University campus.
In addition to online learning, all apprentices are supported by an academic and professional supervisor. The supervisors will meet with apprentices once per module plus regular online contact to provide advice and help bridge the gap between theory and practice.
The programme will be assessed through a combination of written and oral examinations, class tests, individual and group coursework, projects, presentations and practical assessments. All projects and assignments are work-based, relating directly to the apprentice’s role in their organisation adding immediate value for both the learner and the employer.
The apprenticeship concludes with the end point assessment (EPA). The EPA gives the apprentices the opportunity to showcase their academic, personal and professional development achievements throughout the apprenticeship. Apprentices will take part in a professional discussion to demonstrate their competencies and how they have applied their learning in the workplace. They will also be required to give a presentation showing the impact of their final work based project on their organisation. After the EPA, the assessors consider what grade should be awarded for the apprenticeship – fail, pass, merit or distinction.