Work-based learning supplement
Published in The Times Higher
on May 11 2007
Partners with a global vision
The Government aims to unite universities and employers in the bid to build a workforce that is able to compete with the best in the world, explains Bill Rammell
Foundations for success
Employers and employees both profit from well-designed work-based degree programmes, argues Derek Longhurst
A booster to take hot shots higher
An innovative foundation degree framework that integrates work-based learning into higher level academic study programmes is that of the Royal Air Force Foundation Degree Consortium.
Foundation Degree Forward is leading a partnership of Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of the Arts, Tesco and My Knowledge Map to develop a foundation degree for the retail sector.
Liberation by degrees
Recognising knowledge gained at work helps empower and liberate individuals, which is why universities must get involved, say John Brennan and Brenda Little
A pattern that's tailored to fit
Learndirect and its university partners bring bespoke education to the workplace, says Liz Close
Digging deep to develop skills
A team of emergency workers is swapping mining tunnels for laptops as part of its latest mission. Ten employees of Mines Rescue, which is based in Mansfield, have embarked on a learndirect Learning through Work course to develop their knowledge and skills.
Blueprint for change
Engineering has long valued work-based learning, but it wants to step up a gear, explains Carol Arlett
The big challenge is to adapt to new ways of educating people while maintaining standards, claims Sa'ad Medhat
A cut above
Derby's Learning through Work scheme has helped hundreds of people from engineers to hairdressers gain qualifications. Matthew Baker reports
Emboldened and enlivened
Students at Chester University's Work through Learning programme have gained more than just a qualification, says Alison Utley, some of them have found a new lease of life