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National provider of work based degrees and higher apprenticeships launched
A new programme to provide higher education including higher and degree apprenticeships in workplaces across the UK has been launched in Coventry.
Uni@Work, part of CU Coventry, is a national provider of degree and higher apprenticeships.
The official launch at St Mary’s Guildhall in Coventry also celebrated Coventry University’s appointment by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to provide higher and degree apprenticeships through Uni@Work in management and leadership, engineering and manufacturing, and law, with more courses being developed.
John Dishman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of CU Coventry (CUC), Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service, and Claire Buckland, Head of Uni@Work, were the guest speakers along with several Uni@Work employers and learners.
The Uni@Work scheme allows people of all ages to earn a wage and study for a higher level qualification ranging from higher apprenticeships Level 4 to Bachelor’s degrees at the same time.
First Uni@Work graduates collect their degrees
The first learners to take part in a new degree programme delivered entirely in the workplace through CU Coventry’s Uni@Work programme have reaped the rewards of their hard work.
21 members of the West Midlands Fire Service graduated with a Foundation Degree in Management & Leadership at Work from Coventry University in a ceremony at Coventry Cathedral.
The three-year Uni@Work Foundation Degree covered a range of leadership topics to help operational and support staff at the Fire Service apply their new skills to real-life work situations as well as achieve academic and professional qualifications. In addition to the Foundation Degree, they are now also members of the Chartered Management Institute.
Claire Buckland, head of Uni@Work at CUC, said each programme was tailored to the individual business or organisation.
She said: “It gives potential and existing managers the skills they need to support and grow a business or organisation by providing high-quality Higher Education entirely within their own working environment It’s also an opportunity for people who have chosen not to go down the traditional university route to continue their education alongside a full time job
“The programme is flexible and our tutors have vast experience in their specialist areas.
“It was fantastic to watch our first graduates from Uni@Work receive their fully-deserved degrees and I would like to congratulate everyone.”