B2-3 Develop partnership working
- To what extent does the programme meet the needs of a broader range of employers cost-effectively by working with PSRBs to align felxible curricula and RPL with lifelong learning, CPD, workforce development and professional recognition?
- To what extent can programmes engage more effectively with SMEs by working with PSRBs?
- To what extent has the programme team engaged with colleges to identify opportunities and barriers relating to RPL?
- The programme team engage and collaborate with employers and PSRBs to:
- Align programmes with lifelong learning, CPD, work-force planning and recognition agendas.
- Bring parity of informal/non-formal learning with formal learning.
- Translate non-formal and informal learning into tangible strategies that make learning through these means visible, appreciated and recognised as comparable with, and integral to, the development of a professional.
- Establish ways in which qualification frameworks can validate PSRBs credentials and ensure quality assurance by making progression routes transparent and coherent.
- Establish RPL as an acknowledgment of achievement to motivate PSRB members to enter or gain partial credit towards academic programmes, and where relevant elevate membership status to graduate and/or postgraduate levels.
- Encourage PSRBs to communicate the benefits of RPL to its members.
- Explore how RPL can support legislative requirements for a qualified workforce.
- Curricula are aligned with sector, professional and/or employer body/consortia needs e.g. defined key skills, capabilities, awards and learning outcomes.
- The programme team engage and collaborate with colleges to identify opportunities for supporting RPL developments.