ERIC Number: ED415350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Learning in Smaller Companies. Final Report.
Seagraves, Liz; Osborne, Mike; Neal, Peter; Dockrell, Richard; Hartshorn, Christina; Boyd, Alison
The Learning in Smaller Companies (LISC) project was undertaken to develop links between academic institutions and work-based learning in Scotland. The University of Stirling worked with Falkirk College and Clackmannan College to create a number of work-based learning schemes for employers in small and medium-sized enterprises. The programs were designed for delivery at various academic levels from pre-higher to postgraduate education and in a range of modes, including traditionally assessed courses and portfolio schemes based on accreditation of competence. The LISC project emphasized flexible delivery schemes compatible to employers' needs and an overall framework that is based on accreditation of competence. The following programs have been delivered through the LISC project: Scottish Vocational Qualifications; Scottish Vocational Education Council National Certificate modules; Higher National Certificate qualifications; University Access courses; and the postgraduate Certificate in Small and Medium Enterprise Management. During the past 2 years, 28 companies within the geographic area covered by Forth Valley Enterprise have participated in the project. The project has attracted small and medium-sized firms from a wide range of industrial and commercial sectors. (Appended are lists of steering group and focus group members and project outputs and dissemination activities. The bibliography contains 25 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Case Studies, Competency Based Education, Conventional Instruction, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Portfolios (Background Materials), Professional Development, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Small Businesses, Student Evaluation, Two Year Colleges, Work Experience Programs
Educational Policy and Development, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland (12.50 pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Stirling Univ. (Scotland).; Falkirk Coll. of Further and Higher Education (Scotland).; Clackmannan Coll., Alloa (Scotland).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)