Learning and teaching
Apprenticeships are structured differently to a traditional degree. Apprentices will spend the majority of their time in the workplace doing their full-time job as well as studying for a degree part-time.
Learning will take place through regular on-campus sessions at Aston University which will be complemented by online learning. Learners will have access to our Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard, for online learning including webinars and assessments.
Learners are assessed throughout the apprenticeship through coursework, exams, presentations and a final project.
The apprenticeship also includes an End Point Assessment, which consists of a review of the final project, followed by an interview with representatives from Aston University, your organisation, and an independent assessor.
After the interview, based both on the apprentice's performance and complete portfolio, the assessors consider what grade they should be awarded for the apprenticeship – fail, pass, merit or distinction.