Project Management - Degree Apprenticeship
Course Code: EN00063
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The Project Management Centre of Excellence’s Degree Apprenticeship develops the higher level skills needed by senior project managers to increase business effectiveness.
This nationally recognised degree apprenticeship covers a broad range of project management disciplines to allow your employees to successfully oversee each stage of the project lifecycle. This degree apprenticeship will develop the academic knowledge together with the higher practical and technical competences needed to increase productivity and achieve genuine competitive advantage.
The Project Management Degree Apprenticeship comprises both the Foundation Degree (levels 4 and 5) and BSc (Hons) top-up level 6 programmes in project management, delivered concurrently with workplace skills and development.
Both the foundation degree and BSc (Hons) programmes are fully accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM) and awarded by Lancaster University, a top 10 UK university.
While entry requirements are a matter for individual employers, typically an apprentice might be expected to have achieved appropriate level 3 qualifications on entry eg 3 A-levels at grade 4/C or higher, or a vocational equivalent.
Apprentices are also typically expected to have achieved maths and English at level 2 prior to starting the apprenticeship.
Teaching and Learning Methods
The teaching and learning strategy has been shaped in response to ten years’ delivery and most importantly the needs and requirements of - and feedback from - students. For instance, the strategy is designed to be as informal as possible and is based on interactive lecture and seminar sessions and inclusivity of the Virtual Learning Environment platform as an appropriate blending learning medium.
At this stage in students’ learning, they will be required to be autonomous learners in many respects, and this will certainly apply to the major project module and the work-based learning and dissertation modules in particular. Both formal and informal formative and summative assessments will require students to demonstrate advanced study skills and to use them in the critical analysis and synthesis of information from a variety of sources. Various modes of assessment will be used in different modules to ensure all aspects of learning are assessed and that students are engaged in different forms of assessment, covering their diversity of learning needs.
Modes of assessment may be drawn from the following, for example:
- essays will allow the students to explore the theoretical context
- literature review - students learn how to use existing literature to help solve a problem, win support, or determine what further research needs to be conducted
- results reported in written form, in poster form, or as multimedia presentation
- individual reports encourage independent study through a structured framework
- pre-seen and unseen written assessments and examinations add academic rigour
- presentations and structured debates develop communication skills and teamwork
- short exercises involving data analysis promote statistical research skills
- portfolio work develops appropriate methodologies and reflective practice
Industry Placement and Field Trips
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