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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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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
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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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