Blended learning for higher education courses

Last updated: 19 August 2020

This page outlines the detail for each course including the number of hours taught online and in college. This detail is for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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Construction courses

Site Management Level 4 Certificate/Diploma

Planned student numbers20
Number of face-to-face groups3
Hours in College per group3
Notional hours online/self study per weekNone on top of normal expectations
Total number of hours per week3
Requires attendance for practical sessions? N/A
Specialist software/hardware needed? None
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? None

Construction and The Built Environment (Construction) Level 4 HNC

Planned student numbers34
Number of face-to-face groups3
Hours in College per group3
Notional hours online/self study per week3 (on top of normal expectations)
Total number of hours per week3
Requires attendance for practical sessions? N/A
Specialist software/hardware needed? None
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? None

Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) Level 4 HNC

Planned student numbers20
Number of face-to-face groups2
Hours in College per group3
Notional hours online/self study per week3 (on top of normal expectations)
Total number of hours per week6
Requires attendance for practical sessions? N/A
Specialist software/hardware needed? Yes
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? None

Construction and The Built Environment Level 5 HND

Planned student numbers6
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group3
Notional hours online/self study per week3 (on top of normal expectations)
Total number of hours per week6
Requires attendance for practical sessions? N/A
Specialist software/hardware needed? Yes
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? None

Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) Level 5 HND – returning students only

Planned student numbers6
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group3
Notional hours online/self study per week3 (on top of normal expectations)
Total number of hours per week6
Requires attendance for practical sessions? N/A
Specialist software/hardware needed? Yes
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? None

Creative and Digital courses

Educational Support Level 4 Foundation Degree (FdA)

Planned student numbers12
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group186
Notional hours online/self study per weekUp to 6 – Can deliver all hours online if needed, but the plan is to run sessions in college as planned, but also run session online at the same time so those who are unable to attend can still join.
Total number of hours per week6
Requires attendance for practical sessions? N/A
Specialist software/hardware needed? No
Minor/major changes planned?No
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? No

Educational Support Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdA)

Planned student numbers10
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group186
Notional hours online/self study per weekUp to 6 – Can deliver all hours online if needed, but the plan is to run sessions in college as planned, but also run session online at the same time so those who are unable to attend can still join.
Total number of hours per week6
Requires attendance for practical sessions? N/A
Specialist software/hardware needed? No
Minor/major changes planned?No
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? No

Computer Networking Level 4 HNC

Planned student numbers10
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group432
Notional hours online/self study per weekUp to 13 – Can deliver all hours online if needed, but the plan is to run sessions in college as planned, but also run session online at the same time so those who are unable to attend can still join.
Total number of hours per week13
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes
Specialist software/hardware needed? Yes
Minor/major changes planned?No
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? No

Computer Networking Level 5 HND

Planned student numbers8
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group432
Notional hours online/self study per weekUp to 13 – Can deliver all hours online if needed, but the plan is to run sessions in college as planned, but also run session online at the same time so those who are unable to attend can still join.
Total number of hours per week13
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes
Specialist software/hardware needed? Yes
Minor/major changes planned?No
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? No

Creative Arts Therapy Studies Level 4 Foundation Degree (FdA)

Planned student numbers12
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group568 (includes placement observations)
Notional hours online/self study per weekUp to 5 – Nature of the course means that each week there can be a fluctuation between the number of hours, but these will be no more than 5 at the most.
Total number of hours per week13
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes
Specialist software/hardware needed? Yes
Minor/major changes planned?In discussion with University of Plymouth regarding placement hours for first year as COVID-19 impact can still mean these placements are not available.
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? Some minor changes to assessments will be needed if placements can not happen (as this year)

Creative Arts Therapy Studies Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdA)

Planned student numbers15
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group568 (includes placement observations)
Notional hours online/self study per weekUp to 5 – Nature of the course means that each week there can be a fluctuation between the number of hours, but these will be no more than 5 at the most.
Total number of hours per week13
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes
Specialist software/hardware needed? Yes
Minor/major changes planned?Students in year 2 will complete placement hours that they couldn’t complete for this year, but this is pending if the COVID-19 impact means placements are not available.
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? No

Film and Media Production Level 4 Foundation Degree (FdA)

Planned student numbers10
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group432
Notional hours online/self study per weekUp to 6 – Nature of the course means that each week there can be a fluctuation between the number of hours, but these will be no more than 6 at the most.
Total number of hours per week13
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes
Specialist software/hardware needed? Yes
Minor/major changes planned?Yes. Some changes to assignment briefs in light of social distancing and sequence of units may change slightly.
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? No

Film and Media Production Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdA)

Not running.

Graphic Design with Interactive Multimedia Level 4 Foundation Degree (FdA)

Planned student numbers10
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group432
Notional hours online/self study per weekUp to 6 – Nature of the course means that each week there can be a fluctuation between the number of hours, but these will be no more than 6 at the most.
Total number of hours per week13
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes
Specialist software/hardware needed? Yes
Minor/major changes planned?No
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? No

Graphic Design with Interactive Multimedia Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdA)

Planned student numbers10
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group432
Notional hours online/self study per weekUp to 6 – Nature of the course means that each week there can be a fluctuation between the number of hours, but these will be no more than 6 at the most.
Total number of hours per week13
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes
Specialist software/hardware needed? Yes
Minor/major changes planned?No
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? No

Professional Photography Level 4 Foundation Degree (FdA)

Planned student numbers10
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group432
Notional hours online/self study per weekUp to 6 – Nature of the course means that each week there can be a fluctuation between the number of hours, but these will be no more than 6 at the most.
Total number of hours per week13
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes
Specialist software/hardware needed? Yes
Minor/major changes planned?Yes. Some changes to assignment briefs in light of social distancing and sequence of units may change slightly.
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? No

Professional Photography Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdA)

Planned student numbers5
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group432
Notional hours online/self study per weekUp to 6 – Nature of the course means that each week there can be a fluctuation between the number of hours, but these will be no more than 6 at the most
Total number of hours per week13
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes
Specialist software/hardware needed? Yes
Minor/major changes planned?Yes. Some changes to assignment briefs in light of social distancing and sequence of units may change slightly
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? No

Health and Social Care courses

Counselling Level 4 Foundation Degree (FdSc) (FT)

Planned student numbers18
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group34 per module or 5 per week for 3 modules plus 34 for Professional Development or 1 per week. Total 6 per week.
Notional hours online/self study per week34 per module or 5 per week for 3 modules plus 34 for Professional Development or 1 per week. Total 6 per week.
Total number of hours per week68 per module or 10 per week for 3 modules plus 2 for Professional Development or 2 per week. Total 12 per week.
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes, where possible
Specialist software/hardware needed? No
Minor/major changes planned?No
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? Learning Outcomes will not change. Mode of assessment will flex to delivery in terms of submission formats in line with University of Plymouth guidelines.

Counselling Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdSc) (FT)

Planned student numbers18
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group34 per module or 5 per week for 3 modules plus 34 for Professional Development or 1 per week. Total 6 per week.
Notional hours online/self study per week34 per module or 5 per week for 3 modules plus 34 for Professional Development or 1 per week. Total 6 per week.
Total number of hours per week68 per module or 10 per week for 3 modules plus 2 for Professional Development or 2 per week. Total 12 per week.
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes, where possible
Specialist software/hardware needed? No
Minor/major changes planned?No
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? Learning Outcomes will not change. Mode of assessment will flex to delivery in terms of submission formats in line with University of Plymouth guidelines.

Counselling Level Foundation Degree (FdSc) (PT YR 1)

Planned student numbers18
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group34 per module or 3.5 per week for 2 modules. 34 for Professional Development or 1 per week – Total 4.5 per week
Notional hours online/self study per week34 per module or 3.5 per week for 2 modules. 34 for Professional Development or 1 per week – Total 4.5 per week
Total number of hours per week68 per module or 7 per week for 2 modules 68 for Professional Development or 2 per week, Total 9 per week.
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes, where possible
Specialist software/hardware needed? No
Minor/major changes planned?No
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? Learning Outcomes will not change. Mode of assessment will flex to delivery in terms of submission formats in line with University of Plymouth guidelines.

Counselling Level Foundation Degree (FdSc) (PT)

Planned student numbers18
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group34 per module or 3.5 per week for 2 modules. 34 for Professional Development or 1 per week – Total 4.5 per week
Notional hours online/self study per week34 per module or 3.5 per week for 2 modules. 34 for Professional Development or 1 per week – Total 4.5 per week
Total number of hours per week68 per module or 7 per week for 2 modules 68 for Professional Development or 2 per week, Total 9 per week.
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes, where possible
Specialist software/hardware needed? No
Minor/major changes planned?No
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? Learning Outcomes will not change. Mode of assessment will flex to delivery in terms of submission formats in line with University of Plymouth guidelines.

Counselling Level Foundation Degree (FdSc) (PT)

Planned student numbers18
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group34 per module or 3.5 per week for 2 modules. 34 for Professional Development or 1 per week – Total 4.5 per week
Notional hours online/self study per week34 per module or 3.5 per week for 2 modules. 34 for Professional Development or 1 per week – Total 4.5 per week
Total number of hours per week68 per module or 7 per week for 2 modules 68 for Professional Development or 2 per week, Total 9 per week.
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes, where possible
Specialist software/hardware needed? No
Minor/major changes planned?No
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? Learning Outcomes will not change. Mode of assessment will flex to delivery in terms of submission formats in line with University of Plymouth guidelines.

Health Professions Foundation Year

Planned student numbers75
Number of face-to-face groups5
Hours in College per group6 per week (Tutorials, Practicals and Study Skills)
Notional hours online/self study per week10 per week (Online and Guided Study)
Total number of hours per week16
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes
Specialist software/hardware needed? No
Minor/major changes planned?No
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? Yes – if necessary, exams and presentations to be online. No changes to any ALO’s anticipated.

Health and Social Care Management Level 6 BA (Hons)

Planned student numbers10
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group4 per week (Tutorials, Practicals and Study Skills)
Notional hours online/self study per week6 per week (Online and Guided Study)
Total number of hours per week10*
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes
Specialist software/hardware needed? No
Minor/major changes planned?No
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? Yes – if necessary, exams and presentations to be online. No changes to any ALO’s anticipated.

Health and Social Care Practice Level 4 Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Planned student numbers16
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group4 per week (Tutorials, Practicals and Study Skills)
Notional hours online/self study per week6 per week (Online and Guided Study)
Total number of hours per week10*
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes
Specialist software/hardware needed? No
Minor/major changes planned?No
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? Yes – if necessary, exams and presentations to be online. No changes to any ALO’s anticipated.

Health and Social Care Practice Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdSc)

Planned student numbers14
Number of face-to-face groups1
Hours in College per group4 per week (Tutorials, Practicals and Study Skills)
Notional hours online/self study per week6 per week (Online and Guided Study)
Total number of hours per week10*
Requires attendance for practical sessions? Yes
Specialist software/hardware needed? No
Minor/major changes planned?No
Learning Outcomes/Assessment changes planned? Yes – if necessary, practicals to be online. No changes to any ALO’s anticipated

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