Learning and teaching
Apprenticeships are structured differently to a traditional degree. You'll spend the majority of your time in the workplace doing a real full-time job as well as studying for your degree part-time.
Your learning will take place through regular on-campus sessions at Aston University which will be complemented by online learning. You’ll have access to our Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard, for online learning including webinars and assessments.
Study time is structured to fit around your job, as are exams. Your apprenticeship is designed in partnership with your employer, so you don't need to worry about your work and study commitments clashing. They work hand in hand.
You are assessed throughout your apprenticeship through coursework, exams, presentations and a final project.
Your apprenticeship also includes an End Point Assessment, which consists of a review of your final project, followed by an interview with representatives from Aston University, your employer, and an independent assessor.
After the interview, based both on your performance and complete portfolio, the assessors consider what grade you should be awarded for your apprenticeship – fail, pass, merit or distinction.