Published: 23 May 2011 at 11:39
Staff at US-based clothing giant to study online FdA in Management
Timberland, the leading outdoor clothing manufacturer and retailer, has teamed up with Anglia Ruskin University to provide online training for its staff.
The US-based company joins existing clients including Volvo, Barclays, UPS, Ridgeons and Harrods in recognising the benefits of the work-based degrees offered by Anglia Ruskin’s Ashcroft International Business School.
Initially 10 Timberland staff from across the country will this month begin studying the FdA in Management, which is a two-year work-based online learning degree course. The degree is designed to equip managers and aspiring managers with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in today’s challenging climate.
Anglia Ruskin’s online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) will connect the retail store staff – who are located across the UK – without the need for them to leave their workplace.
The programme is both practical and work-based, allowing those taking part to transfer learning directly to their work environment. The course includes a comprehensive range of applied management topics such as marketing, leadership, change and project management.
Students will be assigned an online tutor for each module, with additional support from a dedicated distance learning facilitator and a workplace mentor.
To help students develop the skills required for higher education, each student will complete Anglia Ruskin’s work-based learning study skills curriculum. Assessment is carried out through a mix of portfolio work, business reports, presentations, case studies and work-based projects.
Jane Maher, Timberland’s HR Manager – UK Retail and Global Distributors, said:
Tony Howard, Head of Higher Skills@ Work at Anglia Ruskin University, said: