Middlesex University

Professional Practice or Work Based Learning Studies BA/BSc Honours

Middlesex University
In London

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location London
Duration Flexible
Start October 2020
  • Bachelor's degree
  • London
  • Duration:
  • Start:
    October 2020

Professional Practice and Work Based Learning Studies programmes are especially designed for those that want to develop their expertise within their current work. Your work will become the subject of your studies to enable you to work more effectively as a professional practitioner in your field. If you are self employed or work in an organisation, paid or unpaid and in any employment sector, these work based programmes enable you to gain qualifications through your work.
Making use of Middlesex's innovative work based approach to learning, your course of study will enable you to enhance your effectiveness in your current work role whilst simultaneously working towards your qualification. Middlesex work based learning courses are used by leading employers in the UK and internationally as they combine individual development with organisational and professional...

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Oct-2020Now taking bookings

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

Depending upon your previous experience and learning, your programme of study can be constructed to lead to a BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) or Foundation Degree qualification. Individual programmes can also be constructed to lead to a comprehensive range of other qualifications including University Certificates and Diplomas that can be completed in less than a year. They include the following: University Certificate , 40 credits at level 4 Certificate of Higher Education , 120 credits at level 4 University Diploma , 40 credits at level 5 Higher Diploma , 120 credits at level 5 Graduate Certificate/Advanced Diploma , 60 credits at level 6 Graduate Diploma , 120 credits at level 6 Benefits: Enhance potential for career progression Develop transferable work based analytical and research skills Develop expertise within your chosen field Gain academic recognition for existing skills Improve professional effectiveness Use your existing work as the subject of your study Flexible study that builds on your current work and/or professional practice

· Requirements

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.

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What you'll learn on the course

IT Development
Skills and Training
Professional Practice
Work Based
Practitioner Inquiry
dynamic process
career enhancement
Critical appraisal
creative solutions

Course programme

The course is designed to meet your professional development needs and those of your organisation. Professional Practice and Work Based Learning Studies courses can include four kinds of modules: Review of Learning; Professional Practice; Practitioner Inquiry; Negotiated Work Based Learning Projects. Typically BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) courses are constructed to include a combination of these modules.

Review of Learning

Review of Learning is a distinctive feature of Work Based Learning and supports a dynamic process of identifying, analysing and reflecting on your learning to date to develop and present a portfolio that demonstrates your prior learning. This portfolio can be assessed for academic credit that can then be recognised as part of your course of study, consequently reducing the overall length of time and number of modules you are required to complete. In addition, this process will enable you to recognise and evaluate your existing work based knowledge and skills as a platform for further professional development.

Professional Development

Professional Development modules are designed to both introduce and develop the knowledge and skills required to engage in the negotiated work based learning process. They are also designed to enable you to develop a professional development plan and course agreement. This will define the focus of your studies including your proposed work based projects and will be agreed in negotiation with your tutor and your employer (or other relevant party). These modules will also inform your plans for post course professional development and career enhancement.

Practitioner Inquiry

These modules are designed to enable you to learn about, and experiment with, methods of inquiry to inform your own work or professional practice. Module activities will enable you to gain inquiry related skills including critical analysis, evaluation and appraisal. These skills help you to select, develop and apply appropriate methods of work based inquiry to your work based projects. This could include:

Analysis of the context in which a project is being undertaken including your role and position as worker/researcher and the ethical implications that arise from this

Devising and applying real time work based activity development processes Critical appraisal of research/professional literature, organizational or national policy, professional standards or directives

Appropriate inquiry methodologies and approaches to data in relation to the specific contexts of your work/practice

Engagement with professional practice networks to inform the development and application of inquiry methods

Negotiated Work Based Learning Project

Negotiated Work Based Learning Project modules are designed to address real life work or professional practice issues and are designed to improve or inform areas of your own or others’ work or practice. The work undertaken can take a variety of forms relevant to your work and is negotiated with your tutor and your employer (or other relevant party) in order to be beneficial to you and to the organisation(s) you work with. Projects may also generate creative solutions to work based issues or problems and so provide the opportunity to create new ways of thinking about particular areas of work or professional practice. All BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) courses must contain a large (30, 40 or 60 credit) Negotiated Work Based Learning Project module.

Additional information

£10,680 for core modules