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Professional Studies Framework - 15 minute overview

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  • 1. Professional Studies Framework
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  • 2. What is the PSF? (and why might I use it?)
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  • 3. Background
    Validated May 2010, final sign off July 2010
    Cross-college
    REEDNet & Aspire
    Aimed to facilitate employer engagement;
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  • 4. The Framework enables the formation of named awards using work-related credit from different sources combined in ways that meet the precise needs of employers.
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  • 5. The formation of named awards
    Choose modules to suit employer needs
    Relevant
    Make the credit purposeful – by allowing awards to be formed
    Lots of employer engagement has been and continues to be focussed upon small credit volumes.
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  • 6. Awards available
    University College Foundation Certificate
    Certificate of Higher Education
    University College Diploma
    Foundation Degree
    Diploma of Higher Education
    Graduate Certificate
    Graduate Diploma
    Ordinary Degree
    Honours Degree
    Postgraduate Certificate
    Postgraduate Diploma
    Master’s Degree
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    All can be validated at the EEAVC
    … in Professional studies
    …Animal retail
    …Environmental regulation of Agriculture
    …Leadership and management
  • 7. Credit sources
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    Different institutions;
    Different programmes;
    Free standing modules;
    Recognition of an employer’s in-house training;
    Newly created, bespoke modules;
    PSF’sown module suite.
  • 8. Example
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  • 9. How can this be?
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    Work relevant
  • 10. And PSF has a module suite….
    to accredit existing activity - CPD, NVQ’s, industry courses
    to facilitate employers to develop their provision
    to engage with partners
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  • 11. Module titles
    Analysing the work setting (30 credits)
    Professional development (30 credits)
    Leadership and organisational change (30 credits)
    Action research (30 credits)
    Introduction to professional skills development (60 credits)
    Advancing practice (60 credits)
    Work-based development (30 credits).
    Work-based research project (60 credits)
    Learning from work (30 credits and 40 credits)
    Learning through work (30 credits)
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  • 12. Modules
    Have reusable outcomes
    Encourage a technical or very specific skills focus e.g. learning through work
    Encourage ‘learning to learn’ e.g. Advancing practice
    Focus on themes e.g. Leadership
    Focus on projects e.g. action research
    Remains a work in progress
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  • 13. Who is the PSF for?
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  • 14. The PSF has been FIRMLY designed to support course developers including:
    Academics;
    Business development managers;
    Colleagues in partner colleges;
    Industry trainers.
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  • 15. Awards within the PSF are suitable for employers :
    Whose employees already have credit from different sources and who wish to bring that credit together, along with some new Harper Adams credit, to form a named Harper Adams award.
    Who seek an award through unique combinations of modules.
    Have existing training already occurring in-house which may be recognised through flexible modules from the PSF’s own suite of modules.
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  • 16. How can I create an award in the Framework?
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    • Talk to REEDNet staff
    • 17. Talk to staff who are connected to EEAVC
    • 18. Talk to staff who have experience of using the PSF
  • An example: Environment Agency
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    • Flexibility (CPD needs, context)
    • 19. Reactive to new legislation, technology and priorities
    • 20. Delivery flex – economic climate, circumstance.
  • Find out more …
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    L drive
    REEDNet website
    REEDNet team
    Booklets
    Other staff who have been involved to date
  • 21. And finally …
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