Applications are now open for Eastwood Park’s three new degree programmes, which can be gained while still working:
- Foundation Degree Medical Equipment Technologies
- Foundation Degree Hospital Engineering*
- BSc (Hons) Management of Healthcare Engineering Technologies & Facilities
*incorporating multi engineering disciplines: decontamination; medical gases; hvac; water hygiene; fire; electrical; estates
Although you can’t beat experience, there is no doubt a degree level qualification does help hospital engineers stand out both within their workplace and employment market, as well as provide employers with a recognised development programme to continue to raise standards.
These new degree qualifications are open to those working in medical equipment, healthcare engineering and in estates and facilities disciplines. The foundation programmes are part-time over a two-year period and delivered as worked-based learning, enabling students to learn in the workplace, through workbooks, online study and direct practice. In addition, residential study and assessment weekends will assist in embedding the learning and help with knowledge share and networking with like-minded students. The foundation degree leads to an optional third year of study to achieve a BSc (Hons).
Klaus Muecher, Eastwood Park’s Higher Education Programme Manager has been delighted with the response so far: “We have delegates from all levels on the first cohort and it is a pleasure to be joining at the start to support delivery of this unique degree programme for hospital engineers, as nothing like it is available from any other training provider. There will be a high level of support throughout the programme to ensure those who may not have studied for some years, perhaps since gaining their trade and professional qualifications, are comfortable and encouraged with the learning programme.”
Eastwood Park is the leading specialist training provider for healthcare engineering, estates and facilities management training and is continually presenting opportunities to improve competencies and raise standards within healthcare.