Partners

Our partners share our aspirations. They’re involved in leading and determining the shape of work-based learning in Scotland.

The need for a work-based learning system

The Centre for Work-based Learning is a partnership between Skills Development Scotland, the University of Strathclyde, Heriot-Watt University and Robert Gordon University. The expectation is that the Centre will continue to grow and develop links with other organisations, national and international, such as Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Centre will be distributed across the partnership with a hub located within Strathclyde's International Public Policy Institute. Over time, the Centre aims to develop physical presences with other partners.

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Helping people achieve career success and supporting businesses with their goals and growth

Skills Development Scotland website

"Work-based learning delivers a remarkable return on investment in terms of measurable outcomes including sustained employment and skills that meet employers needs." Damien Yeates, Chief Executive, Skills Development Scotland

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A leading international technological university located in the heart of Glasgow

University of Strathclyde website

"The time is right to establish the Centre for Work-based Learning in Scotland to drive cultural change and create demand for new approaches to learning." Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal, Strathclyde University

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One of Scotland's top universities with an international reputation for management, health, energy and technology courses

Robert Gordon University website

“Work-based learning helps to move away from a reliance on narrow expertise or singular skills towards a wider, adaptive and resilient set of skills.” Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Principal, Robert Gordon University

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Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) is the first higher education institution in Germany to integrate academic studies with workplace training

DHBW website

"DHBW’s intensive approach integrates theory with practice for thes inbenefit of our employer partners and students. We are delighted to be working with partner Scotland to deliver work-based learning." Stefan Funfgeld, Vice Dean, School of Business

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A leading UK university for business and industry with an established reputation for world-class teaching and pioneering research

Heriot-Watt University website

"What we must ensure in our approach to work-based learning is that we put quality at its core." Professor Richard A. Williams OBE, Principal, Heriot-Watt University

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