Teaching organisation and location of teaching
The Higher Apprenticeship (Operations/ Departmental Management) adopts a work-based learning approach, which both informs, and is informed by, teaching, learning and assessment approaches. The programme combines a progressive structure to applied operations with a continuous
on-the-job focus through agreed off-the-job learning. This takes place during the equivalent of one-day per week away from the job which is spent at the University, your employer's premises or other venue, by agreement with the employer.
Given the focus on work based learning through an apprenticeship, there is an emphasis on tutoring in a coaching style; and on active learning where apprentices are invited to participate in learning activities, and also to reflect on their learning process.
The learning development of each apprentice is kept in line with Individual Learner Plans agreed with you and your employer, and discussed through tutor/ assessor visits to the workplace to complement the study-based sessions.
You will also be supported in your preparation for the End Point Assessment through 1-2-1 tutorials and group discussion.
Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and by feedback from students, external examiners and employers.