Largest intake yet for ‘unique’ healthcare engineering degrees

Eastwood Park says it has been delighted this year to see the healthcare sector ‘continue to recognise the value’ of its ‘unique’ engineering degrees, with over 50 students joining in 2019 – its latest degree intake yet.

The training establishment said: “Following 2018’s record-breaking numbers, this large group of participants, who recently spent the year’s first residential weekend at our Gloucestershire facility, comprised returning students well established in their studies, and three new cohorts – including those continuing their studies onto our BSc programme, having already completed an Eastwood Park Foundation degree. The degrees are all work-based qualifications, which means that learners can progress in their roles in the workplace, and put learning directly into practice.”

Eastwood Park explains that supplementing this with attendance at study weekends also allows students and tutors to get to know each other, and discuss the modules in more detail. Students can get one-to-one guidance, individual learning planning sessions, and intensive support in engineering maths and science if they require this. Learners also benefit from access to hospital equipment and building services installations, and lectures ‘delivered by industry experts’.

Eastwood Park is partnered with Staffordshire University – an institution with over 100 years’ higher education experience –   to deliver the degrees. Earlier this year, the University achieved a Gold award for learning and teaching quality in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).

Eastwood Park is already ‘welcoming contact’ from those considering joining its 2020 intake. Those interested can choose from:

• A Foundation degree in Hospital Engineering.

• A Foundation degree in Medical Equipment Technologies.

• A BSc (Hons) degree in Management of healthcare engineering technologies & facilities.

Eastwood Park’s ‘expert degree team' is happy to answer any questions.