Presentation of WBLQUAL Project: An Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work-based Learning for the EU

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Work Based Learning Qualifications (WBLQUAL) examines how Employers, Learners and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can benefit from working together to provide quality and affordable training to …

Work Based Learning Qualifications (WBLQUAL) examines how Employers, Learners and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can benefit from working together to provide quality and affordable training to employees.

This presentation was presented at The Institution of Education and Policy Research Symposium by Rosemary Borup (Staffordshire University) in November 2012. More information can be found at www.wblqual.com.

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  • 1. This project is co-funded by the European Union Erasmus Project 2010- 2012 “WBLQUAL” An Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the EUWBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 2. This project is co-funded by the European Union How it started... • A simple idea – We work with some employers to deliver WBL, wouldn’t it be nice to deliver more! • Expressed as a simple question.... • “ How can Universities make their ‘offerings’ more attractive to Employers and WBLs"WBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 3. This project is co-funded by the European Union Thinking around the problem.. • Who are the stakeholders? • What do we know? • What do we think we know? • Do we have any evidence? • What research do we need?WBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 4. This project is co-funded by the European Union Keep the Benefits Clear... • Stakeholders? – Employers – Employees – Universities – Local Economies – Wider EconomiesWBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 5. This project is co-funded by the European Union Write a draft overview – being ambitious about the benefits • Keep this in mind – and revise as you develop ... • Divide into AIMs and • OBJECTIVESWBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 6. This project is co-funded by the European Union Is there evidence of need? • Use external sources – Leitch Report – Staffordshire CC Research Group – Graphs, numbers and statistics!WBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 7. Who is funding, and what are their priorities• LLP – Lifelong Learning – Non- traditional students – Employment related – Sustainable Other hits? Is your idea a match?
  • 8. This project is co-funded by the European Union Finding Partners • Lead? • Partner? • Visits • Database • SelectionWBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 9. This project is co-funded by the European Union Workpackages • How many • What partners • Sequence • Deliverables • Monitoring • Who leadsWBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 10. This project is co-funded by the European Union Writing the bid – Paperwork! • Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! • Time • Experience • ApprovalWBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 11. This project is co-funded by the European Union Getting the Go Ahead • The kick off MeetingWBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 12. This project is co-funded by the European Union Project Management • Research • Finances • Risks • Problems • QualityWBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 13. This project is co-funded by the European Union Products • Deliverables • ‘Bonus’ – spinoffs?WBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 14. This project is co-funded by the European Union Dissemination • IMPACT • Sustainability?WBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 15. This project is co-funded by the European Union Follow on... • Next Project? • Same partners? • Experience • From Dissemination Event?WBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 16. This project is co-funded by the European Union Essential Support! • James....WBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 17. This project is co-funded by the European Union Administrative Requirements and Project Management 1.Financial Monitoring 2.Project ManagementWBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 18. This project is co-funded by the European Union Financial Monitoring • Must be aware of project budget • Pre-financing partners • Regular ORACLE reports from Finance • Accurate recording of costs • Staff timesheets and evidencing expenditure • Partner returns • Reporting back to the funderWBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 19. This project is co-funded by the European Union Project Management • Deliverable deadlines • Academic Collaboration Agreements • Communication • Day-to-day tasks • Workshops • Managing ChangesWBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 20. This project is co-funded by the European Union What have we learnt? • Validation of tri-partite approach • Barriers and enablers • Economic sector viability • Follow upWBLQUALAn Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning for the European UnionProject n. 510022-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUEwww.wblqual.comThis publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.