Dr Toby Thompson, Networked Learning Director in the Learning Design and Innovation group at Cranfield University, explains how he, along with Cranfield’s engineering and manufacturing experts, delivers an entirely online engineering post-graduate course, the first of its kind in the UK.
Cranfield School of Management has partnered with Metro Bank to launch an MSc in Retail and Digital Banking.
The evidence so far points to employers ‘wasting’ the Apprenticeship Levy - the most significant development in employer-led training yet seen - with more than £1 billion in funds left unspent already and rumours of the expenditure being written off as a tax. Just 8% of levy funds were spent in the first 10 months of the initiative.
The Reform think-tank report – claiming the use of the Apprenticeship Levy for higher qualifications is a “mislabelling” of courses – feels like an outsider’s view, remote from the realities of business needs.
Cranfield University has partnered with Barclays to launch a Master’s Apprenticeship in Leadership, making the bank the first of its kind to offer this level of apprenticeship.
National Apprenticeship Competition, 22 May 2018, Cranfield University.
Apprentices in engineering and manufacturing technologies from all years are invited to work in teams from their institution and build models to demonstrate their innovative ideas for Manufacturing on Mars.