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Work Based Learning Courses

Current work-based learning awards

Awards within the MALA framework are typically targeted at organisations that have individuals in different sections who could bring value added to that organisation by pursuing a customised programme of study. The courses are often negotiated and designed specifically for the organisation in question - these are known as cohort programmes.

Masters awards by learning agreement (MALA framework)

These masters programmes align with the premise that assessed learning of an appropriate standard, wherever it occurs, can gain academic credit towards an award. Each learning agreement identifies a range of activities which students will undertake, together with associated assessment methods that will test the students' learning. Upon the successful completion of each activity students will accrue credit towards their award.

Work-based learning programmes can be made up of credit from a number of sources including:

  • negotiated work-based learning modules;
  • validated modules selected from existing courses within the University;
  • accredited short courses;
  • accredited programmes of study provided by an employer;
  • accredited modules or courses offered by other institutions; and
  • the accreditation of prior certificated or experiential learning (AP(E)L)1.