Each selected module will consist of six hours of flexible e-learning that needs to be completed before a live session date. You must be able to attend the live sessions. Each day-long session will be held either at our UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus or online, between 09:00 and 17:00.

Digital and intelligent technologies

Introduction to industry 4.0 and digital transformation

Learners will gain a solid understand of industry 4.0 and digital transformation. Learners will be able to:

  • identify and evaluate core technologies
  • apply data-driven decision-making technologies
  • assess risk and opportunities, such as cyber security threats and operational efficiency
  • develop a digital transformation roadmap.

Live sessions

Date

Format

To be confirmed

In person

Digital design and manufacturing

This module will cover digital manufacturing and design approaches, including simulation software and practical modelling and simulation tools to optimise manufacturing processes. It will also include how to:

  • optimise digital supply chains
  • implement data-driven manufacturing techniques
  • digitally track a project's lifecycle.

Live sessions

Date

Format

To be confirmed

In person

Digital twins and smart factories

In this module, individuals will be able to

  • understand the real-time monitoring and decision-making capabilities of digital twins
  • learn how to upgrade existing operations to smart factory standards
  • bridge the gap between digital twins and physical systems
  • learn how to utilise digital twins for predictive maintenance activities.

Live sessions

Date

Format

13 June 2024

In person

Industrial data analytics

Through this module, learners will:

  • gain an understanding of the fundamentals of industrial data analytics, including how to understand past and forecast future activities
  • be able to enhance efficiency and decision-making
  • master collection and pre-processing
  • utilise time-series analysis
  • implement analytics and dashboards for real-time monitoring.

Live sessions

Date

Format

23 July 2024

In person

Applied artificial intelligence in engineering

Learners will:

  • gain insight into AIs applications in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering
  • understand basic algorithms to solve engineering challenges
  • learn how Al can optimise engineering systems and processes in your workplace.

Live sessions

Date

Format

11 July 2024

In person

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Sustainability

Introduction to retrofitting and PAS 2035

This module introduces the fundamentals of retrofit. Learners will:

  • explore how retrofitting responds to key issues such as climate change, reducing energy use and emissions, fuel poverty and the cost of living crisis
  • use case studies and practical examples to understand how retrofitting faces up to these major industry challenges through the adoption of PAS 2035.

Live sessions

Date

Format

To be confirmed

In person

Thermal performance and risks of retrofitting

Using practical examples and activities, learners will:

  • gain insight into the risks associated with 'bad' retrofit
  • understand how the industry has created new supervisory roles to improve and monitor the quality of retrofit within PAS 2035
  • explore the use of quality control measures, computer simulation models and laser surveying techniques.

Live sessions

Date

Format

To be confirmed

In person

Assessment for, and development of, a retrofit plan

In this module, learners will:

  • consider methods to establish how buildings use energy and explore the assessment of dwellings through the use of PAS 2035
  • engage in practical activities to gather energy use data through the use of damp meters, laser distance measures and thermal imaging cameras
  • evaluate results in relation to a typical retrofit scheme.

Live sessions

Date

Format

To be confirmed

In person

Retrofit – improvement of the building fabric

Learners will:

  • investigate different short- and long-term methods for improving heat loss
  • compare different insulation approaches to walls, roofs, floors and windows
  • assess the need for ventilation
  • understand the risks to health caused by mould growth
  • undertake practical assessments, measuring risks associated with various insulation options in accordance with PAS 2035.

Live sessions

Date

Format

24 June 2024

In person

Sustainability marketing and communication

Learn how to:

  • integrate sustainable marketing strategies
  • explore how customers respond to sustainable marketing efforts
  • develop your own sustainable marketing plan in order to influence positive change.

Live sessions

Date

Format

3 July 2024

In person

20 November 2024 In person

Retrofit – building and services and renewable technology

Learners will:

  • gain insight into building services within the retrofitting process
  • learn how to compare the various spaceheating systems, how they are controlled, how they can be improved and their contribution to a retrofit
  • discover how the use of alternative sources, low carbon fuels and renewable energy systems support the PAS 2035 agenda, through practical application and exercises
  • investigate ways to reduce the use of electricity and water
  • explore software simulation tools and methods that can help to carry out the necessary assessment.

Live sessions

Date

Format

8 July 2024

In person

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Collaborative working

All live sessions in this pathway are held online.

Getting the most from your digital resources

This module aims to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to harness the full potential of their digital resources, including Microsoft 365 and doc-u-sign, for personal and professional success.

Live sessions

Date

Format

7 June 2024             

Online

21 November 2024

Online

Collaborating with colleagues and clients professionally

This module looks at how to put your customers and stakeholders at the centre of your digital working practices, including emphasising empathy and understanding in a digital context and strategies for clear, concise and professional digital communication.

Live sessions

Date

Format

13 June 2024

Online

19 September 2024

Online

 

Effective hybrid and remote working in a digital world

On completion of this module, learners will:

  • be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by remote and hybrid working environments
  • explore the benefits and challenges of these working arrangements
  • discuss issues such as setting boundaries, employee wellbeing, cybersecurity and data privacy.

Live sessions

Date

Format

25 June 2024

Online

5 December 2024

Online

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Leadership

All live sessions in this pathway are held online.

Managing hybrid and remote teams

This module aims to support learners in considering the impact flexible working offers your team and how you can create a culture of collaboration and good working practices that promote wellbeing while meeting business need.

Live sessions

Date

Format

12 November 2024

Online

Introduction to cyber security and risk management

In this module, learners will:

  • take a deep-dive into different cyber security threats and the measures used to mitigate them, including firewalls, anti-virus software and encryption
  • understand how to identify and analyse risk in order to develop your own cyber security plan
  • apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills in a simulated cyber security incident, working in teams to manage and address the issue.

Live sessions

Date

Format

5 June 2024

Online

6 November 2024

Online

Leading in a digital world

This module will help learners consider approaches to building their own confidence around digital technologies while creating an inclusive digital culture in their team or organisation.

Learners will explore how to:

  • cultivate a digital culture
  • embrace technological trends
  • review ways to build new digital capabilities within their team.

Live sessions

Date

Format

20 June 2024

Online

24 October 2024

Online

Leading sustainable change

This module aims to provide leaders and decision-makers with the skills and knowledge necessary to drive positive and lasting change while considering sustainability, including how to lead in addressing social and environmental issues within your organisation.

Live sessions

Date

Format

20 June 2024

Online

3 October 2024 Online

Leading with inclusivity

Looking at how to create an organisational environment where everyone feels seen, valued, and heard, and how to bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds and talents in order to drive success.

Live sessions

Date

Format

27 June 2024

Online

14 November 2024

Online

Generative AI fundamentals

Learners will:

  • gain an understanding of generative Al and its significance in the tech industry as well as its applications in art, design and other sectors
  • consider the ethical implications of generative Al
  • explore different Al models and applications through hands-on coding sessions and group project work.

Live sessions

Date

Format

5 July 2024

Online

25 September 2024

Online

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