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Popular for all levels of study that is connected to jobs work based learning is any learning, study or education that is connected or part of learning in the work place. In essence, work based learning has a wide scope from vocational and academic study incorporating SVQ/NVQ’s, apprenticeships, certificate to masters degrees.
Work based learning can be in connection with an employee directly or indirectly employed internship or work experience from a college or university. Education and qualifications gained in the work place has always been popular as employees can continue their work and gain skills, knowledge and a valuable qualification while earning a living. Indeed, mechanics, chefs, bricklayer’s and accountants can qualify in they’re trade or profession through work based learning
Advancement in your career can follow while completing additional work based learning at all levels, from basic, entry level training to professional and postgraduate qualifications.
Organisations that provide work based learning
Local government departments
Rail and bus companies
Tax office (Inland Revenue)
And the list goes on from small companies to large international business
Who is entitled
Depends on your organisation. Any person in your company from entry level qualifications, professional qualifications to masters degrees and beyond.
Who pays and what are the costs
Many employers provide and pay depending on your role and career progression. Of course you can choose to pay yourself.
Work based learning is useful for you and your organisation that could help with efficiency or maybe a legal requirement. Distances learning, part time, open learning and online learning is popular ways to complete the qualification.
Written by: Education Tay RCB