New Professional Practice Framework for the Workplace
A NEW Professional Practice Framework has been designed for those in the workplace by Trinity University College, Carmarthen. The aim of the framework, launched last May by Andrew Davies, minister for finance and public service delivery in the Welsh Assembly Government, is to meet the professional development needs of employers and employees across Wales.
Its author, Dr Liz Wilson, said: "Any length of programme can be developed - from 'bite-size' training days to full degree qualifications - including at Masters level. We can also accredit employers' existing staff development provision and acknowledge employees' prior experience and learning.
"The vision of the Professional Practice Framework is to provide student-centred learning opportunities that are accessible, flexible, inclusive, lifelong and of the highest quality and advance professionalism across all employment sectors."
A major attraction of the new framework to employees is the opportunity to gain accreditation for the learning they do every day in the workplace. Many employers are already seeing this as an opportunity to add value to their own workforce development programmes by developing the skills of their staff while providing them with a means of gaining a universitylevel qualification.
The programme uses a range of flexible delivery methods including the Ufi/Learndirect Learning through Work programme. …