ON A FACULTY COURSE YOU ARE A CLASS OF YOUR OWN
What the FACULTY Stands for
These initials spell out certainly one of the most respected and influential names in global technical education.
The Faculty of Technology, Management and Applied Sciences (FTMAS) what we stand for is furnishing men and women with the knowledge and skills which will bring them success in this technological age. We believe that the desire for knowledge – which exists in all of us – should be fully and thoroughly satisfied.
The courses available to you are, as you’ll see, are enormously diverse. You can, for example study for one of the more specialized complete advanced level courses or prepare you for studies in one or more disciplines that articulates into transfer of credit for degree related studies. Likewise you can study these general skills and vocational related courses to enrich your capability and obtain a qualification that will benefit you in your career.
Or, if you prefer, we have our many other diploma and degree related programs in many fields of endeavor also available. Whichever course you wish to take you will receive the same care and attention from your tutors, lecturers and mentors. Please note the FACULTY is not a degree granting institution we are only a service provider to our members or interested individuals seeking to qualify for higher grades of membership or career advancement.
The FACULTY employs all the latest sophistication in both education and communication …. high speed connections and electronic media facilities and modern administrative and tutorial departments to ensure we deliver the best possible service. All of which combine to the needs of members and students and of course industry and commerce.
Because what industry needs these days is trained man-and-woman power. The specialists, the technically competent and those who are going to lead the way and be of value. After completing a FACULTY course, you will be numbered among them.
Our personal and confidential service has been established to help you plan your future. Whatever your background, whatever your current employment, your life, with a valuable qualification under your belt you’ll be a sought-after individual. We can help you plan your future profitability from the word “go”.
ON A FACULTY COURSE YOU ARE A CLASS OF YOUR OWN
Personal individual attention is the secret.
On a FACULTY course, studying at home or any location you may be located, in your own time, at your own pace, you are the only student that matters. You’re your tutor, who is devoted to your individual progress.
The first, vital step is that moment when you mail or email your enrollment and then set off on your course to a study for your qualification. From then on, your personal tutor, instructor and mentor is as near as the nearest mail box or your inbox via email.
You’ll receive, then, everything you’ll need for the course. Many courses are self-contained and require no additional materials other than those provided. But for those that do, we will provide all materials or additional material information you may need to obtain this materials. Everything we provide is yours to keep and there are no “hidden” extras. You can then settle down to study at your own pace, in your own time, your own learning method, your own chosen course.
When you have completed your assignments or after you have completed your requested exam paper, you need to mail or email your work for marking to the Faculty. Immediately when it is received, it is handed to our personal, individual tutor or mentor for scrutiny. Step by step he’ll evaluate your answers, mark your papers and return your results to you be means of a grade report. Your student file is updated with your progress and a copy is sent to you for your personal record. And don’t forget, you can ask your tutor or mentor as many questions as you wish. You don’t have to worry about what other students think. Your advance is followed not only by your own tutor, or lecturer but by a team of assessors, who take a keen interest and who will advise you wherever you feel necessary and develop ways to give you any extra help you may need.
The results of your submitted work after they came back to you, will indicate exactly your progress. You can decide on how you wish to proceed to ensure you make progress based on the comments and remarks from your tutor, lecturer or mentor.
At the end of the course you will have reached the standard necessary to qualify for your FACULTY certificate and or diploma, or you will have passed your chosen examination.
And there it is solid, impressive evidence of your achievements.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to complete the course?
How much time will I have to spend on a course?
I have had no previous training. Is this a disadvantage?
What is the value of a FACULTY – certificate?
I am 16 years old. Am I to young for a FACULTY – course?
I am 45 years of age, is it too late to take a FACULTY – course?
Can anything be done if I find it difficult to meet your fees?
What happens if I fall sick to loose my job and I cannot pay regular installments?
Is it worth enrolling when I have so little time to study?
I was a poor scholar at school. Can you really help me?
I have already received some training and want to advance my knowledge. Would I have to start all over again?
Do you transfer in academic credits from any previously obtained education through learning at other institutions?
Can I select more subjects for a particular course or request any other subjects or additional subjects of my choice?
Can I request to study subjects of my choice or request to study an area not listed in your brochure?
Does your programs and courses allow me to use these as entrance qualifications for further studies at other similar academic institutions?
Do I receive help from FACULTY after I have finished the course?
Do you guarantee to find me a position?
INDUSTRY LEADS IN INDUSTRY
The work you put into your FACULTY course obviously has a prime purpose.
It is to secure you a place in the technological development of industry. This is in itself, a substantial ambition. Accordingly, this amount of application you provide will need to be substantial too.
It would be misleading of us to pretend that FACULTY courses are plain sailing, because they’re not. But what you do have is that feeling of partnership, which we at the Faculty install in all our courses. Your success is our success, your endeavor is our endeavor. And don’t forget, the rewards are there, in the end.
YOUR COURSE IS AN INVESTMENT
In deciding to undertake a course of distance study, you are not so much spending your money, as investing it. And investing it, what’s more, in the most valuable possession you have – your own future.
In which case, it is wise to choose which is most suitable for your talents and ambitions – and our advisory service will help you here. But more than that, it is essential that you choose a course which is proven, which is of value, which has been created by a reputable establishment and highly regarded institution. Qualities which sum up precisely the Faculty and which you can see amplified in the syllabus of specialties.
The applicable fees for each course will give you precise facts about the financial requirements for each course. You will find them, we are confident, to be remarkably modest in return for the opportunities they bring.
HOW TO ENROLL
First you must decide which course you wish to take. Carefully consider your experience and training (if any) and make up your mind on the type of post for which you wish to qualify. It should not then be a difficult matter to decide.
When you have chosen your course you should fill out the enrollment form. ALL the required information should be provided including your registration fee.
Prospective students are requested to apply directly on the website (or through your consultant or agent where applicable and to provide all the information to them). This will ensure that all the required information copies of documents and any further requested information shall be obtained. It will ensure that there will be no delays. Where mature students apply, the agency or consultancy may on the request of the FACULTY interview the applicant and also conduct a survey to assess the eligibility of the applicant. Such applicants will be enrolled provisionally under conditions applicable to each case. The agency shall also give the student all the relative information and guidance to enroll into the appropriate program best suited to their ability. An assessment shall also be conducted to ensure that the student can meet the practical and laboratory requirements as well as having the minimum time available to undertake and complete the course of study.
This procedure is applicable to all enrollments for all the schools listed below.
- Completed application form
- Copies of credentials with transcripts detailing subjects completed
- Comprehensive CV – resume with a detailed description of the prospective student’s employment, responsibilities, practical experience and EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING achievement.
- Recommendation letters from referees where required or letter from employer
- Information about completed research, studies or work undertaken NOT PREVIOUSLY PRESENTED for diploma/degree award.
- Information about how tuition shall be paid and the presentation of such documents
- Registration fee applicable
- Copy of ID or valid passport
- Statement of how you wish to study and whom will be appointed as mentor where required
- Postgraduate student’s needs to complete a narrative as required for the program in the proposed field of study. Details will be given to the applicant what is required.
TECHNICAL SKILLS AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING THROUGH THE FACULTY BY DISTANCE LEARNING
Many people recognize that, to enter more profitable and interesting fields of work, they need a special kind of education. But not everyone is able to attend college or find suitable evening classes. Few can afford to give up their jobs – and many have already started in their chosen vocations but require technical training for advancement or pay increases.
For such persons, distance education instruction is often the best and possibly the only alternative educational route to self-improvement. Therefore it has become a considerable force in adult education in today’s educational environment. Nowhere are the advantages of the method more strikingly demonstrated than in the Faculty’s approach and proven record of student success.
Our system is simple – and it works. The materials we use are textbooks, study guides, prepared examinations and assignments with where required, practical fieldwork to complete. Our contact with students is via email, mail communications or by phone. We also arrange for scheduled meetings with students at regular intervals to ensure they are able to master each study area of their courses.
Distance education courses offer a valuable method or training alternative to those who, for some reason or other, are not able to attend part or full-time classes or who may prefer to study be distance education.
Today this form of instruction must be regarded as an integral part of the whole education pattern in the world at large.
Technical training by distance education is available to students in the following engineering and technological fields:-
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Architecture
- Draughtsmanship and Drafting
- Engineering Design
- Business and Management Disciplines
- Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
- Machinery Technology and Design
- Production and Industrial Technology
It is available to persons employed as or planning to qualify as:-
- Draughtsman and designers
- Technologists and Specialists
- Production administrators
- Work study officers
- Costing and clerks
- Inspectors and clerks of works
Persons usually commence their practical training as apprentices. Persons who can satisfy the Registrar of Apprentices that they have gained experience and training of a nature and that for a total period, which in the Registrar’s opinion is adequate may apply for and be admitted to a trade test. This period will be reduced for persons who qualify for a particular trade by providing a certificate of technical training in that particular vocation. Many tradesmen have completed their technical training and have passed the trades test but have not completed their theoretical training. These persons may require special training such as one or more of our vocational type of programs for promotion and job satisfaction.
Draughtsman and Designers
There are many positions in the technical and engineering field which do not require the completion of a contract under apprenticeship. Persons employed in a drawing office, for instance, may have to do a pupilage for a few years and may also enroll for a particular program such those listed in this brochure.
Usually the technician is a person such as an artisan (not a necessarily compulsory requirement) who is already qualified in a particular trade but who have studied further beyond the usual introductory qualification and obtained a certificate level or at diploma level qualification in addition to the usual artisan academic credential. Technicians have obtained suitable technical education that equips them to be able to work independently or under the guidance of engineers and technologists where they are an interface between the artisan and engineer. The technician is well trained and qualified to ensure that the system, process and design of a particular device, machine, or equipment will work. The technician has the skills to do the same work as the artisan and has the capability to oversee more advanced level technical work at a higher intellectual level as an in-between for the artisan to the advanced engineering work for the technologist and engineer.
These persons are trained beyond the minimum technical education level required for technicians with special skills and knowledge obtained through research and the development in a particular industrial and engineering environment. They are referred to as Technologists, Incorporated engineers and can register under the professional engineer’s registration act applicable to them as “semi-professional engineers”. The Faculty has specially developed programs that will enable our students or members to register as professional engineers or Incorporated engineers.
Although the engineering profession at the professional engineer level is well protected and usually the training is only recognized through traditional campus learning or similarly approved recognized academic programs. The Faculty has many programs that are equivalent to an engineering degree at the bachelors and graduate and postgraduate degree level. We have agreements in place with accredited universities to ensure our members and graduates will be able graduate with a recognized degree that will enable them to apply for professional registration provided they meet the basic requirements applicable to the relative grade of registration.
Many persons with no technical experience or qualified tradesmen obtain positions in the technical fields in the production administration departments in engineering concerns and in industry in general. Those who have passed the matriculation (high School) level diploma examination will be eligible for further study and the completion of a particular course that will allow them to advance further with promotion in their careers.