Learning and assessment
Throughout the foundation degree programme you will participate in a wide range of trainee-centred learning activities in order to help you develop the knowledge, skills and values required for practice based around core subjects.
Learning is structured in a variety of ways, to appeal to different learning styles and for the benefit of all learners. You can expect to undertake lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, team-based learning, discussions, self-directed study, simulated practice, and clinical skills workshops. You will be expected to complete and give feedback on directed activities and undertake regular self-directed study. Your learning will be supported by study skills advice, and the opportunity to submit formative assessments for feedback ahead of summative (assessed) pieces of work. You are required to submit a self-assessment for all summative assessed work.
Assessments aim to determine achievement of the knowledge, skills and behaviours as identified in the apprenticeship framework, with learning outcomes identified for each module. Methods used include essays, case studies, reports, work books, communications exercises, individual readiness assurance tests and team readiness assurance tests, written and clinical examinations and portfolios.
Practice experience is continually assessed with a mid-placement formative assessment and a formal summative assessment. In addition, you will complete a formative reflection on practice, and feedback will be provided by your Personal Academic Tutor (PAT).
Service users and carers are involved in all aspects of assessment, including setting assessments, providing evaluation and feedback in practice, and summative assessments of some presentations.
You will view course content, interact with the programme, and submit assignments online, using the University's Canvas platform, and in clinical practice you will keep an electronic portfolio on a platform called Pebblepad.