Advanced Skills Accreditation Scheme
The Advanced Skills Accreditation Scheme (ASAS) aims to deliver a unique, flexible programme of Master’s degree level training in new technologies to the UK advanced manufacturing and engineering supply chain employers. The programme focuses on developing skills in specific, key technologies which have been identified as critical for driving growth and productivity within UK supply chain companies.
The scheme is the first ever to offer flexible access to individual Master’s level modules in key technology areas, through a network of top Universities. Utilising an innovative delivery model, the scheme offers a new and unique approach to high-level skills delivery in two ways:
- Networked provision drawing on top-quality modules from a range of Universities to ensure that content addresses the priority skills gaps identified by employers as being critical for growth
- A unique operating model with no academic prerequisites, allowing study of individual modules at Master’s degree level without having to register for a full Master’s programme.
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The unique operating model of the scheme will enable small and medium-sized enterprises to access individual Master’s level modules as and when required – unlike standard Master’s level training which requires registration onto a complete, multi-module programme.
Each module is individually accredited, giving standalone value. Additional modules from different institutions involved in the programme can be completed over time if required, leading to a postgraduate certificate, diploma or full Master’s qualification.
Master’s level study would normally require a first degree or significant equivalent evidence (e.g. professional qualifications). As an employer driven – and funded – programme, the only requirement for inclusion in ASAS is that the employer feels the individual has the aptitude for study at master’s level. This enables employers to invest in developing their existing workforce in a flexible manner and provides clear progression routes for new recruits, particularly advanced and higher apprentices.
The modules will span sectors, delivering skills in specific technologies, identified as critical for driving growth and productivity within a range of advanced manufacturing supply chains. Our cross sector employer board, including Atkins, BA, BAE Systems, GKN, JCB, MBDA, Nissan, Princess Yachts, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Tata Steel and Williams Formula 1, is consulting on how to develop further modules in line with recommendations from the wider employer community.
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