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Work-Based Learning

The working environment holds many learning opportunities. Our Work-Based Learning (WBL) programme provides the opportunity for professionals to gain academic recognition for learning gained at work.

Your employees can take the opportunity to use their work experience to gain an academic qualification via a work-based learning contract in areas such as:

  • Business, Management, Professional and Consultancy Practice
  • Organisational Learning & Development Practice
  • Career and Talent Management
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership Practice
  • Healthcare Management and Leadership
  • Project Management Practice
  • Quality Leadership Practice

Our expert work-based learning team will work with your company and the student to devise a credit-based programme of study that allows progression from postgraduate certificate and diploma through to master’s level. Inputs are drawn from a variety of alternatives including:

  • Taught classroom sessions
  • Open and blended learning using web based study materials
  • Other specialist training courses
  • On-the-job development

A flexible 'learning agreement' framework allows you to tailor the programme around your work and organisation. It aims to make sure that the knowledge gained is relevant to both individual and organisational needs.

The programme can:

  • Consist entirely of individual learning goals, based on current and future work activities.
  • Include taught modules at Kingston University.
  • Include credit from courses attended in the past and previous work-based activities.

Other learning experiences/courses can, if suitable, be built into the learning agreement.

Students are assessed through their capability to put theory into informed practice, enabling their organisation to gain from their growing competence. At master’s level, students will also do a substantial work-based project or write an article suitable for publication in the professional journals. Work-Based Learning programmes already exist in Business, Healthcare, Science and Engineering. They are rapidly being set up in all disciplines across Kingston University.

For more information contact John Forgan J.Forgan@kingston.ac.uk ; 020 8417 5564

Upcoming Events

  • 29 July 2014 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
  • 29 July 2014 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB