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ERIC Number: EJ767290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0912
Engaging with Employers in Work-Based Learning: A Foundation Degree in Applied Technology
Benefer, Richard
Education & Training, v49 n3 p210-217 2007
Purpose: This paper aims to describe the work of Staffordshire University in engaging with local employers and local further education colleges in the development of a Foundation Degree in Applied Technology. Design/methodology/approach: Following an outline of current government policy in employer engagement, the paper identifies--from the literature and recent quality reviews of provision--some issues for higher education institutions in developing a work-based learning curriculum with industry. It then outlines a case study of the Foundation Degree in Applied Technology--a collaborative venture between Staffordshire University (the awarding body), Burton College (the deliverer of the award) and JCB (the employer). In conclusion, the paper evaluates the case study. Findings: Evaluation of the case study suggests that the Foundation Degree in Applied Technology, as designed by Staffordshire University and delivered at JCB by Burton College, is a model of good practice in employer engagement. Originality/value: The value of this paper is that the case study illustrates key success factors, for higher education institutions and further education partnerships, in engaging with industry to design and deliver a foundation degree for a major manufacturing employer in the private sector.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom