Lifelong Learning and Work-force Development
What is the Work-force Development
Toolkit? Maturity Toolkit
A toolkit to help institutions, faculties,
schools, depts and programme teams to: Supporting the HE/FE sectors in
• Better understand what "maturity" in enhancing employer provision
life-long learning (LLL) and work-force
development (WFD) looks like. adopting approaches used in the
• Assess their maturity in LLL & WFD. national e-learning
• Better inform strategies and plans for benchmarking programme and
LLL & WFD. distilling lessons learnt from a
number of JISC programmes
Why is it needed?
(e.g. LLL-WFD, BCE, curriculum
• Good practice in pedagogic models, use design/delivery, e-portfolio)
of ICT, partnership working and how
best for institutions to “prepare for LLL- How it will be used (the methodology):
WFD” is slowly emerging but not
widespread. • Identify dimensions (slices) e.g. faculties.
• Those institutions experienced in LLL- • Identify and co-opt stakeholders.
WFD can distil their knowledge into a
maturity toolkit to help others. • Develop project plan, including defined roles
• The HE/FE sectors have experience in • Hold meetings with stakeholders to gain
developing and using maturity toolkits buy-in and understanding.
(e.g. the national e-learning
• Adapt and amend criteria as appropriate.
• Identify evidence needed.
How will institutions benefits from using
the Toolkit? • Identify methods for evidence gathering.
• Develop plan for evidence gathering.
Institutions will be able to identify:
• Implement evidence collection plan.
• Appropriate organisational and business • Analyse evidence.
approaches toward LLL-WFD, including
• Distil evidence into usable reports.
how best to measure impact, costs and
benefits. • Review evidence.
• How to enhance learning, teaching & • Undertake “levelling” – assessing performance
assessment with WBL pedagogies and against criteria/level statements; record
use of blended learning techniques. commentary i.e. issues, opportunities, vision.
• How to update organisational processes
and systems e.g. QA-QE and support
• Analyse workshops and evidence.
processes. • Write report.
• How to provide a quality experience for
staff and students e.g. through training
and support services.
• Review and reflect on the report.
• Develop a change management/action plan.
What will the toolkit comprise?
• Criteria and level statements of
performance. Each institution will produce the following outputs:
• Guide to using the toolkit.
• Resources. • An assessment of their current performance
• Creative Commons License. in LLL-WFD.
• A vision of where they would like to get to. Working
Who are the development Partners? in CAMEL
• Issues and barriers in achieving their vision.
• Universities of Bradford, Middlesex & Cohorts
• Recommendations for actions and change
Westminster and UWIC. management.
• Craven College
• ELRAH (Edinburgh, Lothians , Fife and
Borders Regional Articulation Hub) This is a benefits realisation project funded by the JISC LLL-WFD
• JISC programme.
• Peter Chatterton
Contact Ibrar Butt for further info: I.Butt@Bradford.ac.uk