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

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