The Partnership Programme allows you to study for university qualifications - without leaving your job. The programme offers a range of subject-specific award titles, as well as 'Combined Studies' which allows you to study any subject as long as it forms a coherent programme. AWARDS Although the content of your study programme is unique, and chosen by you, you must be registered for an award which is relevant to the subject matter of the content. You can only register for one of the named awards (Honours Degrees) listed here. BA (Hons) Business BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies BA (Hons) Combined Studies* BSc (Hons) Applied Computing BSc (Hons) Applied Science BSc (Hons) Combined Studies* BSc (Hons) Engineering Studies BSc (Hons) Engineering and Management Studies BSc (Hons) Engineering Project Management BSc (Hons) Maritime Studies FLEXIBLE DURATION The time you take to complete the programme depends on your point of entry or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), and on the proportion of time that you can allocate to your studies. It may also depend on the progress of projects at work, and changes in home circumstances, that may be out of your control. The programme allows you to accommodate delays and changes throughout. Typically a student who enters with the maximum RPL of 240 credits and has only 120 credits to study, would take 18-24 months to complete. Recognition of Prior Learning allows you to receive credit for the qualifications you already have and for learning from experience at work, including in-service training courses. Most standard qualifications and some defence forces training and experience have standard RPL credit ratings. For example, NATO Rank Code OR-7 equivalent with 2 years in rank is equivilent to 120 credits of RPL at level 4 and 120 credits of RPL at level 5. ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS While it is possible to start a bachelors' course at the entry level (with 'A' Level or equivalent qualifications), a typical applicant would usually have some post-school higher education such as an HNC or part of a degree course, together with some years of work experience. Experience in a responsible position is particularly valuable. Access to a stable work situation is important for success on a Partnership Programme course. This programme may not be suitable for people whose work is voluntary, temporary or on short-term contracts. It is unlikely to suit those who are retired or unemployed. Applications from self-employed people are welcome.