This programme is designed to develop the skills and understanding required to facilitate work-based learning. It is for those teaching in higher and further education settings or those who operate in the workplace supporting learners undertaking higher-level programmes. This might include HNC/Ds, foundation and other work-based degrees, degree and higher apprenticeships, as well as other vocational or professional development programmes that include the assessment of learning generated in the workplace.
This course will help students to develop a thorough and critical understanding of work-based learning and its relevance to own practice as a facilitator. This programme is flexible and offers, among other things, the opportunity to realise the importance of negotiation and partnership in work-based learning and the value of different stakeholders and communities of practice in general.
Opportunities for progression include pursuing the honours degree, postgraduate diploma and master's Professional Practice programmes.
It is flexible (taught online with the support of an experienced tutor)
programme is primarily delivered online with supporting learning materials
over a period of approximately eight months. You will need to be an autonomous self-directed learner but will also
be supported by an experienced work-based learning tutor. Directed reading
and study activities will be supplemented by online tasks and applied
Assessment is by portfolio of evidence with assessed activities at
intervals during the course, each designed to embed new learning into your developing
and/or existing professional practice.
will build on the context of your current professional practice and will enable
you to use your work as the basis for meeting the requirements of the
programme. It will enable
you to develop your knowledge and theoretical understanding, underpinning the
facilitation of work-based learning and enable you to apply your new
learning directly to delivering work-based higher education programmes;
Participants may be supporting work-based
learning programmes at any level from undergraduate at levels 4, 5 and/or 6 to
postgraduate at level 7.
You will need to be actively supporting
work-based learners during the course to enable you to complete the programme.