Work-based learning (WBL) is an educational strategy that provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop employability skills.

Qualifications (typically National Vocational Qualifications – NVQs) delivered in the workplace, provide employers with a valuable opportunity to up-skill and develop their existing workforce. … Many qualifications are part-funded.

Here at ABLE PERSONNEL our Work Based Learning roles cover all course disciplines and vocational sectors with positions at both delivery and senior levels. Our Work Based Learning jobs are with Private Training Providers, End Point Assessment Organisations, FE Colleges and Employer Providers right across the UK.

These roles include :-

  • NVQ Assessors
  • Talent Coaches
  • Development Coaches
  • Trainers
  • Tutors/Lecturers
  • Content/Curriculum Developers
  • End Point Assessors
  • Internal Quality Assurers IQAs
  • Internal/External Verifiers

The Principles of Work Based Learning are:-

  1. Work-based learning courses and opportunities are designed and developed in partnership with employers, students, and other stakeholders (where appropriate) and contain learning outcomes that are relevant to work objectives.

  2. Work-based learning consists of structured opportunities for learning and is achieved through authentic activity and is supervised in the workplace.

  3. Work-based learning opportunities are underpinned by formal agreements between education organisations, employers, and students. 

  4. Education organisations and employers consider any specific issues in relation to the workplace environment and deal with them appropriately, including informal agreements where appropriate.

  5. Work-based learning is delivered through a meaningful partnership between students, employers, and the education organisation.

  6. Work-based learning opportunities enable students to apply and integrate areas of subject and professional knowledge, skills, and behaviours to enable them to meet course learning outcomes.

  7. Parties understand and respect the respective roles, responsibilities and expectations of the education organisation, employer and student, and appropriate training and support is provided where required.

  8. Education organisations and employers acknowledge individuals have unique needs within the education organisation and in the workplace, and collaborate to ensure opportunities are inclusive, safe, and supported.

  9. Work-based learning opportunities are designed, monitored, evaluated, and reviewed in partnership with employers.