The apprenticeship runs over a minimum of 3 years and incorporates a part time day postgraduate or block study diploma at the University or at company* and online delivery through University of Derby Online (UDOL).

*subject to validation

To achieve the PgD in Engineering Competence apprentices must gain 120 Level 7 credits. Students first study an introductory module in which they will undertake a professional development audit and development a learning contract where they identify their learning trajectory, modules and study modes.

All students study core modules, and then select optional modules drawn from the wide range of modules available in our current postgraduate programmes:

If students are successful in gaining the PgD, they will be able to progress to the MSc Engineering Competence* by the completion of a 60 credit independent studies module (this will not form part of the apprenticeship).

The assessment for the programme is flexible and it allows learners to produce authentic employer focused projects that have individual and workplace impact.

A postgraduate programme will form part of the whole programme of study for the Postgraduate Engineer Degree Apprenticeship.