Posted 5th Sep 2019

TKET: your industry needs you!

5th September 2019 - 10:19am
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Now in its fifth successful year, the award-winning Kitchen Design course at Buckinghamshire New University is about more than simply kitchen design. Content includes materials, technology, business, marketing and sales, history, psychology, manufacturing and project management.

The three-year Foundation Degree has attracted extensive media coverage and an industry award for innovation. The course has the backing of the industry through the formation of The Kitchen Education Trust – TKET – which helps to shape the course content via the University’s Industry Advisory Panel.

Taught on-line by kitchen design experts, most students work within the sector and fit assignments around full or part time work, studying an average of 15 hours per week. There are three compulsory three-day residential blocks per year where students discuss and present ideas. These sessions introduce students to key concepts, theories and knowledge, which they then continue to develop through distance learning, including regular tutorials and on-line materials.

Students graduating from the course are more informed and creative designers with better design skills, product knowledge and understanding of their industry. They gain a formal qualification in Kitchen Design and receive training that meets the needs of a fast paced, changing and demanding industry, taught at the highest level by industry experts.

For employers, the benefit of their employees studying for the degree means that they get a fast track to a superb education resulting in a formal qualification, which brings new, fresh ideas to businesses, ultimately paying dividends with better conversion rates. Employers gain highly trained employees with a credible, professional qualification of a standard that everyone understands and is consistent across the industry.

To apply, students should normally have five GCSEs including English and Maths grade C or above and an appropriate level three qualification. However, relevant work experience from a related industry sector, an aptitude for design and a willingness to commit to the level of personal study required will be given equal consideration.

For information on the application process please contact

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