University of Portsmouth: Engineering Competence (Distance Learning) (Degree Apprenticeship)

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Department Faculty of Technology
Telephone 02392 848599
Study type Taught


Do you want to study for a career-boosting diploma while you earn a salary?

On this PgDip Engineering Competence degree apprenticeship course, which lasts just over 2 years, you'll learn core skills in areas such as project management, team management and analytics.

You’ll cover topics such as sustainability and health and safety, and work on projects that contribute to your success at work. You'll tailor what you learn to suit your professional goals and the type of role that you have, as well as your employer's objectives.

The course is work-based, and combines a mixture of lectures and online learning. You'll spend 20% of your work time on your apprenticeship via lectures, distance learning, writing assignments and other related study. The government or your employer will pay your tuition fees – so it won't cost you anything.

After the course, you'll have the skills, knowledge and experience to take responsibility for complex engineering projects and move into more senior roles. You could also top your diploma up to a Master's degree and work towards achieving Chartered Engineering status, or complete a Master's degree through our Learning at Work department.

**What you'll experience**

On this course, you'll:

- Get a postgraduate diploma (PgDip) while earning a salary

- Improve your career prospects while making an effective contribution in the workplace

- Tailor your learning to suit your job role, professional goals and employers objectives

- Apply what your learn instantly in your job, giving you an advantage over students who do a full-time diploma

- Develop business and analytical skills alongside practical engineering knowledge

- Learn from staff who have professional experience in various engineering disciplines and links with employers and professional engineering institutions

- Get a learning manager from the University and a workplace mentor

- Tap in to our Library’s electronic resources, which you can access from anywhere with a Web connection

- Have access to the University's student support services and community including study support and the Students’ Union

- Work at your own pace, in your own time, in any location, with interactive online learning materials

- Take part in live Web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

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