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1 Work Based Learning in Middlesex University Dr Barbara Workman: Institute for Work Based Learning

2 Work Based Learning Develops your organisation Upskills your workforce with higher level skills Develops staff personally and professionally Addresses demanding and dynamic changes in an organisation We do this by: Capturing the learning already going on in the workplace, in short awards or academic degrees/ post grad awards Giving skills to employees through reflection, inquiry and new knowledge Assisting implementation of new learning into the workplace through project work, which can make a strategic impact 2

3 3 WBL Curriculum Review of Learning & Accreditation Programme Agreement Practitioner Inquiry Negotiated Work Based Project WBL modules and awards from L4 (Certificate), L6 (Degree) L7 (Masters) to L8 (Doctorate)

4 Short awards – WBL or Professional Practice Undergraduate awards: University Certificate Certificate in Higher Education University Diploma Higher Diploma Graduate Certificate Graduate Diploma Degree Post graduate awards Post graduate Certificate Post graduate Diploma Masters 4

5 Personal and Professional Development awards Short award at all academic levels Recognises learning from in-house training programmes Gives academic study skills and reflective capabilities Encourages embedding of new learning into work 5

6 Certificate in HE Management Practice 6 Negotiated Work Based Project Managing Self 20 L4 Negotiated Work Based Project Managing Individuals 30 L4 Negotiated Work Based Project Managing Teams 30 L4 Negotiated Work Based Project Managing Commercially 40 L4 Certificate HE = 120 L4 Four NWBL Project modules with negotiated content

7 Foundation Degree e.g. Care Management Practice 7 WBL Modules: 30 L5 NWBLP – Managing the Safe Environment NWBLP – Independent Project WBL Modules: 15 L 5 Review of Learning Planning WBL in Context Practitioner Inquiry NWBLP Managing others Accredited 120 L4 QCF Diploma in Care management

8 Typical WBL Degree pathway 120 credits at L4 through Accreditation Accreditation up to 240 credits Practitioner Inquiry 30 L6 Negotiated WBL Project 30 credits or L 6 WBL Modules 30 L5 Review of learning Programme Agreement Other WBL NWBL Project modules 60 L6 8

9 Typical Masters Degree pathway NWBL Project 60 L7 Programme Agreement L7 Practitioner Inquiry 30 L7 Review of Learning 10 L7 Accreditation up to 70 credits 9

10 10 Example WBL Projects: Improving passenger safety on the Metro Preparing a College for Investors in People Developing Key Performance Indicators for a not-for -profit organisation Improving support services for refugee families Developing information leaflets for customers Improving the Strategic Management of the River Thames Reducing waiting times for access to tests for investigations, speedy diagnosis & treatment

11 11 Using negotiated WBL in HE Increased focus on work Negotiable content within empty module frameworks (flexibility) Responsive to work place developments (currency) Uses knowledge and training from the workplace without duplication of effort (accreditation) Flexible deadlines allows student deferment, thereby responding to work schedules Encourages reflection & transfer of learning into work

12 Contacts Dr Barbara Workman – Principal Learning Development Consultant Anne Dougall Business Development Manager


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