United Kingdom - Using information technology to monitor quality in work-based learning
The Mid and North Wales Skills Consortium was formed in September 2010. This was in response to the Welsh Government’s request for proposal to operate work based learning from August 2011 to July 2104. The consortium, led by Yale College, Wrexham, secured a contract valued at €4 million.
The consortium has been designed to meet the diverse needs of the region. Each member of the consortium uses a partnership approach to planning and delivery. This ensures there is a diverse work-based learning offer which meets the economic needs of the region and helps learners to acquire the skills demanded by industry and commerce. The consortium covers a range of occupational sectors with many learners engaged in engineering, construction and management.
The consortium has developed an IT-based monitoring instrument which can be used across the wide geographical and occupational range covered by the work-based learning provision. A 2013 inspection of work-based learning by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales highlighted a number of areas where there was leading-edge practice.
Since this inspection the lead partner - Yale College - has merged with another VET college and now manages a work-based learning contract worth €12 and covering 3,600 learners.
This case study demonstrates the following Building Block:
This case study shows the following EQAVET indicators are being met:
This case study shows the following EQAVET indicative descriptors (at provider level) are being met:
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