How does this work at the University of Worcester?
The University of Worcester is one of a small number of universities accredited to offer the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. The University will provide the equivalent of 1 day per week off-the-job training to allow you to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviour to enhance organisational performance, as well as your own personal effectiveness. You will then apply this learning in your place of work.
Teaching will take place at the University's City Campus, in the heart of the Worcester's business district, 3 minutes' walk from Foregate Street Railway Station, or at an alternative venue by agreement with the employer. You will be taught by tutors with experience of leadership, business, management and consultancy in a range of workplace settings. Throughout your course you will be supported by your Course Leader Dr Scott Andrews.
All learning materials will be available on the University's Virtual Learning Environment, and you will have full access to the University's online Library, as well a range of other University Services and facilities.
You will be introduced to a range of assessment styles on your programme, including individual work (to develop and encourage independent learning) as well as group -based work to develop your teamwork skills. One important function of the work-based learning approach to assessment is the opportunity for assessment presentations to showcase progress and good practice to employers to ensure wider accessibility and employer engagement.
Essentially, the programme uses assessment for learning as well as assessment of learning. Opportunities for formative assessment are provided in each module - including, for example, preparation of discussion papers, briefings for clients, multiple choice tests, and online quizzes through the University's VLE or through self/peer evaluation in seminar groups.