The deadline for applications for the new Foundation Degree in Medical Technologies for three areas of medical technology - medical equipment and medical gas technology plus medical device decontamination - is fast approaching. This two-year work-based programme saw the first fifteen students start last October. With the deadline for applications for the next intake at the end of March, all those considering enrolling need to apply swiftly to ensure their places on the next course.
In partnership with Kingston University and in association with the Sector Skills Councils of Skills for Health and SEMTA, the Department of Health, IHEEM and the IDSc, this Degree course from Eastwood Park is a new qualification designed by employers to make sure their skill needs are being met. This particular programme can be studied on a flexible basis, as it is delivery by a blend of learning methods.
John Thatcher, Director of Training and CEO of Eastwood Park commented: ?The new Foundation Degree qualifications are ideal for staff that don?t want to give up their job to study full-time and are a great way of achieving personal educational aims using a more vocational route. It is likely that elements of the programme will be studied in the workplace, at home and at Eastwood Park. However, the closing date for applications is imminent if they want to take part this spring.
All Foundation Degrees are university validated and provide a route to progression to the third year of one or more Honours Degrees at the validating university.
The Foundation Degree goes beyond the Level 3 NVQs in these technology areas and will allow access to the final year of a number of Kingston Universities Science, Management and Engineering Honours Degrees. In addition the programme will relate to the Voluntary Register of Clinical Technologists and membership of relevant professional Bodies. It is suitable for current and aspiring Managers, Supervisors, Test persons, Authorised persons, Engineers and Senior Technicians etc working in these medical technology areas.
This Foundation Degree consists of common mandatory core modules, which all students must study as well as pathway specific modules relevant to the student?s work role. Further details of these modules are available from Eastwood Park.