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Too Busy to Go to University?: Engaging Employed Learners. Background. The Centre for Lifelong Learning - UoT Work-Based Studies Degree Summer University Negotiated Learning Framework. The Negotiated Learning Framework Project – Aims.

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Too busy to go to university engaging employed learners

Too Busy to Go to University?: Engaging Employed Learners


Background

Background

  • The Centre for Lifelong Learning - UoT

  • Work-Based Studies Degree

  • Summer University

  • Negotiated Learning Framework


The negotiated learning framework project aims

The Negotiated Learning Framework Project – Aims

  • To engage with at least 79 local Small & Medium Enterprises (SME’s)

  • To offer HE level training to new employed learners

  • To enrol 282 of these new learners

  • To show evidence of CPD

  • To train 20 trainers


Sectors

Sectors

  • Construction

  • Contact Centres

  • Digital Media

  • Early Years

  • Engineering

  • Health & Social Care

  • Hospitality

  • Retail

  • Transport & Logistics

  • Voluntary & Community


Too busy to go to university engaging employed learners

How?

  • Accredit appropriate existing in-company training

  • Write new programmes of learning

  • Use existing modules

  • or some combination of these three


Accreditation of in house training

Accreditation of in-house training

  • R. Blackett Charlton Limited Skippers Lane Middlesbrough

  • Fabrication, installation and testing of pipe-work.

  • Supply of labour for offshore and marine industries

  • Line Management Development Programme – in existence

  • Part HE level with Health & Safety training accredited at FE level (NVQ level 2) with Redcar College


Write new programmes

Write New Programmes

  • Bells at Sainsbury’s, Tees Valley wide

  • Convenience & Retail company – (bought by Sainbury’s in 2004)

  • Written a new management training programme in partnership with the Training Manager at Bells, Teesside Business School and the project team

  • Consists of three 20 credit modules creating a 60 credit University Certificate in Advanced Professional Development (UCAPD)

  • 3rd cohort


Using existing modules

Using Existing Modules

  • Sage Accounting

  • Web Optimisation

  • Understanding Children’s Development

  • Introduction to Volunteering

  • Project Management

  • Mediation Skills

  • Effective English


Combination of the three

Combination of the Three ?

  • Newsquest, Darlington

  • Newspaper & media company - The Northern Echo

  • Created a year long Management Development Programme

  • a mixture of ‘off the shelf’ modules, accreditation of some current training & bespoke new modules written specifically for them.

  • E.G. ‘Supervisory Management’; ‘Coaching & Feedback’; ‘Dealing with Conflict’


Blended learning

Blended Learning

  • Open & Distance Learning

  • Subsequent cohorts

  • VLE – interaction

  • Learning Through Work platform


Staff

Staff

  • Academic?

  • Subject-specialists?

  • Salespeople?


Evaluation

Evaluation

  • Project end date July 2008

  • Beginning to evaluate its impact

  • Companies – questionnaire & telephone or face-to-face interview

  • Key companies asked for testimonial/report


Development

Development

  • Business 2 Business mentors

  • Ambassadors - from each named sector

  • ‘Spread the word’


Financial implications

Financial Implications

  • Who pays?

  • Employer?

  • Employee?

  • The State?


The leitch review

The Leitch Review

  • Financial focus – ‘economic competitiveness’

  • Well-qualified workforce

  • Employer/demand-led


Contact details

Contact Details

Dr Ruth Helyer

Adult Access & Flexible Programmes

Manager

Centre for Lifelong Learning

University of Teesside

[email protected]


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