The apprenticeship degree includes a 3-year taught work/study programme with an additional 6 months set aside for completing the compulsory End Point Assessment (EPA). As part of the apprenticeship standard requirements, you are required to have 20% of your working week dedicated to off-job apprenticeship learning (1 day in 5).
Each academic year consists of 120 credits of study, typically 40 credits per trimester. Each trimester is 15 weeks, and consists of:
- 10 weeks of 1 day a week off-the-job in class studying at Canterbury Christ Church Campus or partner institution
- 5 weeks of 1 day off-the job degree assessment and/or directed/self-study activities.
Our Engineering Apprenticeships adopt the CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate) engineering education model, developed by the MIT. CDIO has been shown to develop and produce ‘industry-ready’ engineers and will assist in producing the right engineers for the local economy.