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Building the capacity of higher education to deliver programmes of work‐based learning

David Major (Centre for Work Related Studies, University of Chester, Chester, UK)
Denise Meakin (Centre for Work Related Studies, University of Chester, Chester, UK)
David Perrin (Centre for Work Related Studies, University of Chester, Chester, UK)

Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning

ISSN: 2042-3896

Article publication date: 4 October 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to inform colleagues working in the field of work‐based learning (WBL) about the development of a Post Graduate Certificate in Work Based Learning Facilitation at the University of Chester.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach is to describe and comment on the Post Graduate Certificate and to provide comment on the context within which it originated and the rationale for it.

Findings

Not applicable other than in the sense that this programme has now been delivered successfully to a number of cohorts.

Practical implications

This is a model for others to consider and an offer to assist others who may be interested in building their capacity to deliver programmes of WBL.

Originality/value

The university believes that, at the time of its development, there was no similar provision available. It is a model that has proved of value in terms of supporting the quality of the university's WBL provision.

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Citation

Major, D., Meakin, D. and Perrin, D. (2011), "Building the capacity of higher education to deliver programmes of work‐based learning", Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 118-127. https://doi.org/10.1108/20423891111128890

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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