Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning: Volume 10 Issue 5


The journal of the University Vocational Awards Council

Table of contents - Special Issue: Transforming the Perception of Apprenticeships in England: Professional Careers in the Public Sector

Guest Editors: Darryll Bravenboer, Mandy Crawford–Lee

Creating conditions for sustainable degree apprenticeships in England

Stan Lester

The purpose of this paper is to report on a study funded by the Edge Foundation, an independent educational charity, to investigate what is needed in order for English higher…

Work-based learning tools to inform the implementation of degree apprenticeships for the public sector in England

Jonathan Garnett

The article identifies and examines key elements of a work-based learning framework to consider their use as part of the higher education response to the apprenticeship agenda for…

The best practice in work-integrated pedagogy for degree apprenticeships in a post-viral future

Finbar Lillis, Darryll Bravenboer

This article draws on a study of best practices in work-integrated learning (WIL) identified in the Middlesex University Degree Apprenticeships Development Fund (DADF) Project…

Police forces as learning organisations: learning through apprenticeships

Alex F. Leek

The challenge for policing in England and Wales is to evolve how it recruits and educates a workforce able to cope with the demands of contemporary policing. This paper will…

Nursing associate apprenticeship – a descriptive case study narrative of impact, innovation and quality improvement

Marion Taylor, Cariona Flaherty

The purpose of this article is to explore how one higher education institution (HEI) has embraced the apprenticeship agenda and is successfully providing an apprenticeship…


Investigating work-integrated learning and its relevance to skills development in degree apprenticeships

Iro Konstantinou, Elizabeth Miller

Previous research suggests that higher education provision, the government's knowledge-based economic agenda and the attributes employers look for in graduates are not always…

The reflective practitioner: the challenges of supporting public sector senior leaders as they engage in reflective practice

Lisa Rowe, Neil Moore, Paul McKie

This paper explores the challenges, issues and benefits of reflective practice faced by work-based practitioners undertaking negotiated experiential learning. The study focuses…


Changing the course of IfATE: healthier higher and degree apprenticeships for regulated healthcare professionals

Finbar Lillis, Angelo Varetto

The purpose of this paper is to show how and why government discoursal constraints have obstructed the development of viable degree apprenticeships for regulated healthcare…

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