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Valuing work-based and work-related learning: a comparative study of the ‘exchange value’ of Higher Nationals in Scotland and Foundation Degrees in England

Reeve, Fiona; Ingram, Robert and Gallacher, Jim (2008). Valuing work-based and work-related learning: a comparative study of the ‘exchange value’ of Higher Nationals in Scotland and Foundation Degrees in England. In: SRHE Annual Conference 2008 Valuing Higher Education, 9-11 Dec 2008, Liverpool.

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Abstract

This paper reports on issues emerging from of a comparative study of Higher National Certificates/Diplomas (HNC/Ds) in Scotland and Foundation Degrees (FDs) in England. While policies in both countries are aiming to reshape skills development at this level, it is in English FD policy that we see the greatest emphasis on work-based learning (WBL), and on establishing a larger role for employers. Our study has been examining the approach to work-based and work-related learning (WRL) which has been implemented within selected FD and higher national (HN) programmes. We have been exploring the student and employer experience of WBL and WRL, and the value that these ‘stakeholders’ ascribe to it. In this paper we will focus on the outcomes for students, and in particular the extent they were able to use their qualifications to enter or progress within the labour market.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 Society for Research into Higher Education
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetThe study is funded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE), Universities UK and the Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA).
Keywords: work-based learning; foundation degrees; higher nationals
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 27220
Depositing User: Fiona Reeve
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 11:16
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 13:32
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/27220
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