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Employer/College Partnerships Developing a Materials Foundation Degree Presented by: David Smith & Richard Brown Bradford College Background In 2005 the HEA emphasised the need for pedagogical research (PedR).

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employer college partnerships developing a materials foundation degree

Employer/College Partnerships Developing a Materials Foundation Degree

Presented by:

David Smith & Richard Brown

Bradford College

background
Background
  • In 2005 the HEA emphasised the need for pedagogical research (PedR).
  • Responsding, the UK Centre for Materials Education (UKCME) established an annual research programme
  • The 3rd UKCME research project (2008) focussed on the work of Bradford College, specifically its FD in Metallurgy and Materials.
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“This report on the Foundation Degree programme delivered by the Metallurgy and Materials section of Bradford College exemplifies just what can be achieved through committed and well organised collaboration between academic staff, employers and employees.”

Hugh Tollyfield, May 2008.

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Background
  • Bradford College - one of the largest FE colleges in England
  • Largest provider of HE in the FE sector
  • Only TDA contract outside the HE sector.
  • Offers over 100 different HE courses, of which around 20 are FDs
    • (with a further 8-10 under development)
metallurgy materials
Metallurgy & Materials
  • Aimed at the P/t students , who study either by attending College or by any of a combination of:
    • Flexible
    • Distance
    • eLearning
  • Use APL/APEL, and Individual Learning Programmes (ILPs), to establish learner needs:
    • building on existing qualifications and experience.
  • Key success factor - flexible study pattern and attendance.
impact of fds on students and employers
Impact of Fds on Studentsand Employers
  • Nat. Award in Engineering (Metallurgy)
    • Level 3 - with Cti, supporting Casting Industry.
  • Nat Cert in Manufacturing Eng. (Metallurgy)
    • Level 3 ( Eng Tech )
  • FD in Metallurgy and Materials
    • LMU – Level 4/5 - accredited to IOM3 for Eng Tec & I.Eng / C.Eng.
  • B.Eng (Hons) in Metallurgy and Materials
    • LMU ( Top Up degree from Foundation Degree )
    • to be accredited for I.Eng.
how do you get employer and student engagement
How do you get Employerand Student Engagement?
  • Give employers and students a curriculum and modes of study appropriate for them.
  • Link academic study to the world of work
  • Include the employer and develop role of the industrial mentor.
  • Link qualifications to three grades of Professional Engineer.
employer engagement at bradford college
Employer Engagement atBradford College
  • Networking and Partnerships.
  • Money and Time.
  • UKCME – Supporting Change Programme (3 years) Teaching Grants , Kick Start B.Eng
  • FDF – Teaching Grant, supporting eLearning.
  • Bodycote eLearning - 3 year project aimed at developing ‘modules of training’ for the Heat Treatment Industry, based on industry’s needs and requirements.
employer engagement at bradford college9
Employer Engagement atBradford College
  • Mentors involved in developing and recording APL/APEL audits for Personal Development Planning modules, Identifying ILP, using ‘ learning contracts’; WBL assessment and feedback.
  • Work based learning: aimed at developing knowledge and skills required for work, by using the work place as a learning environment.
additionally
Additionally
  • Development of:
    • Metallurgy and Materials Industrial Support Group (M & MISG )
  • Using ‘ Blogs’ and web based e-Technology to
    • develop new and existing qualifications, academic modules, WBL modules and learning frameworks.
employer engagement at bradford college11
Employer Engagement atBradford College
  • IOM3 & ICME.
  • SCC’s – SEMTA( Metskills) , PROSKILLS & COGENT.
  • Engineering Council &Engineering Training Board.
  • Foundation Degree Forward & LSN.
  • NAMTC .
  • Employers and Students.
future developments
Future Developments?
  • Foundation Degree in Packaging Technology.
  • Foundation Degree in Powder Technology.
  • M.Eng in Metallurgy and Materials.
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Employer/College Partnerships Developing a Materials Foundation Degree

Presented by:

David Smith & Richard Brown

Bradford College

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