A comparative study of work-based learning within Higher Nationals in Scotland and Foundation Degrees in England: contrast, complexity, continuity

Fiona Reeve, Jim Gallacher, Robert Ingram

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    Abstract

    Scotland and England now have systems of work-related higher education which differ from each other in important respects. While Scotland embarks on a process of modernising its existing system of Higher National Certificates and Diplomas, in England there has been a decisive shift away from this form of provision towards Foundation Degrees. Meanwhile, providers in both countries are being encouraged to engage ever more closely with employers. This article draws on empirical work with programme organisers to explore the nature and extent of work-based and work-related learning that can be found within these two systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)305-318
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Education and Work
    Volume20
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2007

    Keywords

    • Scotland
    • education research
    • England
    • work-based learning

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