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By Michael Field

The keystones for provision within the new period of extra schooling can be flexibility of reaction, open entry, equality of chance, and valuing and accrediting alternative routes of studying - all associated jointly in the ideas of delivering life-long studying possibilities. the availability of APL, besides the aid providers had to be certain its luck, can be utilized because the `acid try' of even if a school is really open and available to numerous beginners. Written via an skilled supervisor, this booklet bargains important suggestion for different managers and senior employees engaged in reworking their schools to satisfy scholars' wishes.

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Depending on the needs of their catchment areas and on the market segments they serve, colleges will need to have well thought through strategies for implementing the following changes: 14 • • • • • • • • APL: Developing more flexible colleges the introduction of a comprehensive framework of National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) linked to the achievement of National Education and Training Targets the introduction of General National Vocational Qualifications (GNVQs) and their impact on existing provision programmes designed to provide equality of esteem between academic and vocational qualifications including the introduction of ordinary and advanced diplomas the position of ‘A’ levels and the promotion of ‘AS’ qualifications publication by law of examination results extension of training credits to day-release students in 1996 extension of achievement-focused funding the development of self-validating institutions and their effects on some of the HE provision offered in FE colleges.

6 Parties involved in the accreditation of work-based learning Learners At the centre of the work-based learning process are the learners, whose role is that of setting learning goals and, with the help of their mentor, planning progress towards them.

It may also include evidence from employers or other authoritative sources that the candidate has reliably and consistently demonstrated skills, knowledge and/or understanding which can be used to gain recognition of credit. Candidates need skilled help during this stage to ensure that their presented portfolios are relevant, concise and presented in a way which enables credit to be claimed. Assessment During assessment a specialist subject assessor reviews the candidate’s portfolio and agrees a further assessment if necessary.

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