Employees will continue to work full-time for their employers and will complete the MSc on a part-time basis.
The first two years of the course are taught in short, intensive blocks of two weekends per module (Friday-Sunday). Employees will study four modules per year.
The teaching is delivered by Aston University staff with extensive industrial experience. Employees will study in small groups using a blend of methods including formal lectures, tutorials, interactive workshops and group discussions. The small cohorts will enable employees to study with fellow specialist, network with emerging talent from other engineering organisations and discuss current industry issues.
Employees will also spend additional ‘off the job’ time applying their new skills and knowledge within their workplaces and studying independently.
For the final six months of their programme, executive apprentices will undertake a major project based on a current challenge in their workplace.
Teaching will be supported through a virtual learning environment where employees can engage with module content, participate in live seminars and communicate with their peers. There is also an extensive online library of content to support their studies.
Modules will be assessed by Aston University through individual assignments for each module and the major employer project. Assessments have an emphasis on application of taught material within the workplace setting to deepen learning.
Throughout the course, employees will amass a portfolio designed to evidence development of their skills, knowledge and behaviours. On achievement of the MSc award they will undergo an end-point assessment with an external assessment organisation to demonstrate achievement of the Institute for Apprenticeships approved Standard for a Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship.
There are no tuition fees to pay.
The total fee of £18,000 per employee (for the whole 2½ year course) will be met by the UK government and the employer through the apprenticeship levy.
You can find out more about how apprenticeship funding works on the Department for Education website.
The course is taught entirely at NSIRC in Cambridge, which is based at TWI’s headquarters. Seminars and tutorials will take place in a purpose built conference centre with ample free parking, free wifi and on-site catering.
Transport information can be found on the TWI and Granta Conference Centre websites.
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