Work based learning - Training and professional development - University of Derby

Work based learning

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We work with a wide variety of organisations

We can help businesses and individuals realise their full potential

Corporate Learning is the dedicated arm of the University of Derby providing valuable work based learning for employees.

Work based learning is better for business. Unlike traditional ‘training courses’, it allows you to tailor what your employees learn to the needs of your company. Your employees develop skills that directly help them in their role, and it leads to knowledge that is put to use straight away; not left in the classroom.

Work based learning can take many forms

We can:

  • develop bespoke courses and programmes
  • enrol  employees on our scheduled, professional courses
  • add value to your in-company programmes – through accreditation
  • offer university expertise ‘on loan’ – through innovation and knowledge transfer
  • build customised online learning platforms.

Delivering tangible benefits

While the format of the learning can vary, the positive outcomes don't. All our solutions bring tangible benefits to your organisation:

  • greater efficiency and profitability
  • innovative new ways of working
  • achievement of organisational objectives
  • greater success in attracting, retaining and developing top talent
  • enhanced employee performance and engagement.

Professional development for Work Based Learning Practitioners

work based learning

Supports work based tutors to develop competence, understand the learning environment, promote learning in others and support progression. Gain a Higher Apprenticeship, a Foundation degree and an Honours degree.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development: Work Based Learning in Higher Education

The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development: Work Based Learning in Higher Education is specifically designed for academics who engage with the development and delivery of work based learning activities.

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