The Degree Apprenticeship team are busy preparing for the start of our courses in October 2020.
Covid-19 has challenged the delivery of accredited programmes but here at the University of Sunderland we have maintained professional standards with an effective approach to your programme of study, blending face-to-face and online teaching. Our experience has shown that this method opens new learning opportunities for all, enabling you to develop graduate skills such as time management, workload prioritisation, critical thinking, and progression in attaining the key Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours required for Degree element, End Point Assessment and the Apprenticeship Standard. This being supported from the Engineering academic team and the wider University services.
Key practical and theoretical skills will continue to be taught in our new delivery method. This will include developing specialist knowledge using digital engineering techniques blended with the theory you would be expected to implement in engineering scenarios and your workplace. This approach will ensure you acquire all the necessary skills and knowledge for your degree.
We will be identifying sessions we hope to be completed weekly on campus, to allow you to develop key proficiencies alongside your peers. Theoretical lectures will continue to be delivered online using live conference technology and video content you can review at your convenience and around your work commitments and requirements.
The Engineering Student Society will launch in September and in October you will be automatically enrolled, this is a unique opportunity to share ideas, experience and knowledge with your engineering student cohort.
In the coming months before commencement of the new academic year, please feel free to contact the team if we can offer any further guidance before restarting or joining us:
Dave Knapton – Engineering Team Leader: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Usher – Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Programme Lead: email@example.com