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Learning in Smaller Companies: Final Report

Seagraves, L., Osborne, M., Neal, P., Dockrell, R., Hartshorn, C., and Boyd, A. (1996) Learning in Smaller Companies: Final Report. Project Report. Educational Policy and Development, University of Stirling, UK.

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Abstract

The Learning in Smaller Companies (LISC) project was undertaken to develop links between academic institutions and work-based learning in Scotland. The University of Stirling worked with Falkirk College and Clackmannan College to create a number of work-based learning schemes for employers in small and medium-sized enterprises. The programs were designed for delivery at various academic levels from pre-higher to postgraduate education and in a range of modes, including traditionally assessed courses and portfolio schemes based on accreditation of competence. The LISC project emphasized flexible delivery schemes compatible to employers' needs and an overall framework that is based on accreditation of competence. The following programs have been delivered through the LISC project: Scottish Vocational Qualifications; Scottish Vocational Education Council National Certificate modules; Higher National Certificate qualifications; University Access courses; and the postgraduate Certificate in Small and Medium Enterprise Management. During the past 2 years, 28 companies within the geographic area covered by Forth Valley Enterprise have participated in the project. The project has attracted small and medium-sized firms from a wide range of industrial and commercial sectors.

Item Type:Research Report or Paper (Project Report)
Additional Information:ISBN: 1857690397
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Osborne, Prof Michael
Authors: Seagraves, L., Osborne, M., Neal, P., Dockrell, R., Hartshorn, C., and Boyd, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Publisher:Educational Policy and Development, University of Stirling, UK

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