London -- London Metropolitan University (LMU), together with physical sciences agency Cogent, has developed a new flexible foundation degree in Polymer Technology. The qualification is aimed at providing flexible work-based routes to support workforce development, said a joint statement from LMU and Cogent.
Registration is taking place now.
The programme is in 16 modules including: Product Design, Polymer Science and Technology, Introduction to Materials, Practical skills (1 week workshop at LMU), Polymer Processing, Materials Technology in Context, Quality Management including GMP and Decision Making for Organisations, including BIT.
There is also a large work-based project providing the opportunity to put academic learning into practice.
The foundation degree consists of:
• Distance learning;
• One intensive study block each year/level of study (five days);
• Preparation study for the work-based project;
• Tutorial sessions on an informal basis throughout the course;
• On a part-time basis, it is expected that the programme can be completed in three years;
• Work-based learning can be tailored to meet employers' needs and processes.
Those eligible for this course include students qualified to Level 3 and above, from: advanced apprenticeships; science based A-levels;
vocational qualifications in a related profession; and relevant experience (even without formal qualifications).
Course costs are £400 per module or £6400 for the full course. Fifteen subsidised places are available for 50 half of the full course fee.