Supporting Armed Forces Veterans

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The University Centre at Blackburn College is celebrating a new programme of Engineering degrees designed especially to support HM Forces personnel or those in work.

Created initially for members of the Armed Forces who wish to retrain or further their qualifications, the programme offers a number of study options and the chance to achieve a UK Top Ten University degree awarded by Lancaster University.

The Foundation Degrees on offer are FdEng General Engineering, FdEng Mechanical Engineering and FdEng Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

The degrees are taught through a variety of study modes including ‘Intensive Weeks’ which allow personnel to study modules at the University Centre at Blackburn College whilst not posted away, and distance learning where study materials, learning and library resources are available online.

The number of modules required within the degree can also be reduced by Credit Transfer which recognise any previous Higher Education qualifications that personnel may have achieved, and Experience Recognition which takes into account the learning that has taken place over an individual’s life which might not be evidenced through formal qualifications.

Dr Katrinna MacFarlane, Head of School for Health, Science and Technology said: “We are delighted to offer this new programme to members of the Armed Forces – and those in industry.

“The University Centre at Blackburn College has been working for many years with the Ministry of Defence and the Careers Transition Partnership, providing study programmes that meet the specific learning requirements of HM Forces personnel.

“The variation and flexibility of this programme allows us to adapt courses to support individual requirements and means that personnel may be able to complete programmes with us sooner than at other establishments. 

“The University Centre at Blackburn College is recognised for its expertise and quality of learning and as some of our tutors come from Forces backgrounds, we have a unique understanding of the pressures of Forces life and try to adapt our learning programmes where possible.”

Dr MacFarlarne added: “For the fifth year in a row, 9 out of 10 graduates from the University Centre at Blackburn College are in work or further study within six months of graduating*.

“We are proud to be able to support the HM Forces and continue to be an enhanced learning provider.”

 

Details about how to apply will be coming soon but if you would like to discuss this programme, please email geoff.disley@blackburn.ac.uk or addelle.waterworth@blackburn.ac.uk 

*Destination of Leavers of Higher Education data (2013 – 2017), known outcomes.

26 Apr 2018, 10:17 AM

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