your bespoke future pathway

What is bespoke? Literally “made to measure”. Studying whilst engaged in a primary career presents two challenges: finding a suitable course, and a mode of study that fits with existing schedules.

HOW ARE OUR PROGRAMMES BESPOKE?
Our programmes allow you to achieve practical and theoretical experience at a pace that suits your present career commitments and ambitions. We give you the option to attain academic and/or professional qualifications via a non-traditional journey that suits you. For example, we have a proven track record showing it is possible to pursue a successful professional sports career and obtain qualifications necessary for a successful life after sport.
All course work can be accessed and achieved online. Consultation and interaction with your personal tutor will be through video communication with the option of face to face meetings when required.

 

ACCESSING MASTERS COURSES WITHOUT AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE

If you do not have an academic profile but want or need to develop one, FUTURESMART can help you access many vocationally orientated Masters programmes by utilising your experience and skills. We have a successful track record with many students achieving a Masters without an Undergraduate Degree.

HOW IS THIS DONE?
• Unique to FUTURESMART, is our POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE (PGCERT) IN LEADERSHIP. This is a qualification at Masters’ level, which can be accessed without an undergraduate degreeREAD MORE ABOUT OUR COURSES

• This is a modular course designed to give you the critical writing and analytical skills necessary to complete a degree at Masters level.

• You will be supported at all stages by a personal tutor

• Leadership is a field in which you will already have had practical experience.

• The PGCERT is worth 60 credits at Masters level. It can be a stand-alone qualification, or in some cases can contribute credits towards an actual Masters degree, which requires 180 credits.

The PGCERT will be incorporated into your portfolio, which will be vocationally led and contain links to a professional work placement if possible; a relevant Masters level programme in your chosen route; the building of a job ready CV; and a crafted personal statement. 

PERSONAL PORTFOLIO OF EVIDENCE

WHAT IS IT?
A professionally produced collection of evidence of your updated CV; achievements; skills; work experience; qualifications; development and reflections. FUTURESMART can help you compile this to present to prospective employers. It can, if desired, include the results of tests indicating which styles of learning suit you best.

It is also used in negotiations with Universities to access Masters courses without an undergraduate degree: it is evidence that you have the abilities to succeed at this level’

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
To give you an edge in a very competitive open employment market. It also helps you focus on your future pathway in the light of past and present achievements.

VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Once registered for your chosen programme or course you will have access to all necessary online resources. These include selected literature relevant to your studies; discussion groups; and summaries of tutorials. Our professional tutors will always be available for any questions you should have regarding your VLE.