Delivering Work Based Learning

DescriptionA survey of 270 Scottish employers, principally SMEs, and over 500 employees, investigating the extent, nature and perceived value of work-based learning.
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Delivering Work Based Learning

Andrea Glass, Kevin Higgins and Alan McGregor - Training and Employment Research Unit - University of Glasgow

Scottish Executive Central Research Unit
April 2002

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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER ONE. STUDY BACKGROUND AND RATIONALES
WORK BASED LEARNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
THE STUDY

CHAPTER TWO. THE INCIDENCE OF WORK BASED LEARNING
PURPOSE OF CHAPTER
BACKGROUND LITERATURE
CHANGING DEMAND FOR SKILLS
SKILLS AND EMPLOYABILITY
CHANGES IN WORK BASED LEARNING OVER TIME
VARIATIONS IN THE INCIDENCE OF WORK BASED LEARNING
EMPLOYER SUPPORT FOR LEARNING NOT RELATED TO THE JOB

CHAPTER THREE. VALUE OF WORK BASED LEARNING
PURPOSE OF CHAPTER
BACKGROUND LITERATURE
THE BENEFITS OF WORK BASED LEARNING
BENEFITS OF EMPLOYER SPECIFIC AND INDUSTRY WIDE TRAINING
BENEFITS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF WORK BASED LEARNING

CHAPTER FOUR. ACCREDITATION OF WORK BASED LEARNING
PURPOSE OF CHAPTER
BACKGROUND LITERATURE
INCIDENCE OF ACCREDITED WORK BASED LEARNING
ADDED VALUE OF ACCREDITATION

CHAPTER FIVE. CONSTRAINTS ON WORK BASED LEARNING
PURPOSE OF CHAPTER
BACKGROUND LITERATURE
BARRIERS TO WORK BASED LEARNING
BARRIERS TO PROVIDING ACCREDITED WORK BASED LEARNING

CHAPTER SIX. INCREASING WORK BASED LEARNING
PURPOSE OF CHAPTER
BACKGROUND LITERATURE
ENCOURAGING THE DELIVERY OF WORK BASED LEARNING
COMPONENTS OF GOOD PRACTICE FROM THE CASE STUDIES
PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING WORK BASED LEARNING
AN AGENDA OF ISSUES FOR POLICY AND PRACTICE

APPENDIX ONE: RESEARCH METHODS

APPENDIX TWO: EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE

REFERENCES

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

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