The Centre for Work-based Learning in Scotland leads a comprehensive action research programme that connects to a network of academics involved in developing work-based learning.

The initial research programme has four streams of activity:

Understanding the skills for the future

Understanding the skills, knowledge and capability required by industry and the labour market for the fourth industrial revolution.

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Measuring the impact of work-based learning

Measuring the impact of apprenticeships on the economy and society. 

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Designing the learner journey

Designing and building a world class work-based learning system by putting the learner experience at its core and developing the programmes and standards learners and employers need.

More about the learner journey (pdf)

Pedagogies for Work-based Learning

Influencing change

Engaging and changing the system for learners and employers by working with a broad range of stakeholders.

This includes effective Continuing Professional Development programmes, toolkits for practitioners and a series of events and roundtables. 

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"Our vision is to establish the value of work-based learning in the Scottish education and training system and to champion the contribution it can make to reducing skills shortages, increasing productivity and supporting greater inclusive economic growth"

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice Chancellor, Strathclyde University and Chair of the Advisory Board

Let us know if you are interested in our work and we'll be in touch.