Work based learning is a term used to reference qualifications which are related to industry specific job roles that can be delivered fully in the workplace. This enables the employee to gain not only a Nationally recognised Vocational Qualification (NVQ) but also the Technical Certificate, Employer Rights and Responsibilities, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Functional Skills without having to attend college. Courses are tailored to suit the employer and the individual as each framework offers multiple options to ensure staff get the most out of the experience.
These qualifications allow employees to learn essential skills that improve their knowledge and responses to challenges that may arise in the workplace. Introducing workplace learning to your business will enable you to access your largest asset – your employees, it improves their motivation, job satisfaction and engagement, thus reducing staff turnover and increasing business profit.
As with the Colleges other workplace based courses, work-based Apprenticeships are especially suited to existing employees within an organisation who are experienced and established in the industry. Where a new employee has been selected for an Apprenticeship, a traditional block release apprenticeship may be favoured as learners receive additional support within the College environment.
Learners will receive regular visits from an assigned College assessor who will ensure timely achievement of the qualification through target setting, ensuring their ongoing progress. Visits will be scheduled to reduce disruption to the learners usual working.
Where multiple members of staff undertake similar qualifications in a single location, pricing economies can be achieved, ensuring best value for money for a business.
You can identify courses that are based in the workplace by the briefcase icon which will be shown on the course page.