Taught course

Work Based Learning Facilitation

University of Chester · Centre for Work Related Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a teaching load and facilitative role in work-based learning within higher education, and hold a first degree or equivalent experience.

For further information, please contact the Programme Leader.

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to provide you with the necessary skills and academic knowledge to assist you in facilitating the work-based learner involved in higher education courses of study.

Why study Work Based Learning Facilitation with us?

This study route, as part of the Work Based and Integrative Studies (WBIS) programme, is aimed at Associate Tutors working in codelivery and partnership arrangements in higher education and for academic staff who specialise in work-based learning in higher education. Those staff who already hold the traditional Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education are welcome to undertake this as staff development, providing they are working with work-based learning students.

How will I be taught?

There are three modules of study that make up this Postgraduate Certificate:

  • Theoretical Perspectives on Work Based Learning
  • Higher Education Frameworks for Negotiated Work Based Learning, Credit and Accreditation of Prior Learning
  • Facilitation and Assessment in Work Based Learning

We use a blended approach to teaching and learning, including face-to-face workshop activity and supplementary online learning materials in the form of a virtual learning environment.

This course is delivered over three full-day workshops complemented by online resources and tutorial support.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via 100% coursework on a portfolio approach covering aspects of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), as a holistic assessment method.

You will negotiate aspects of your assessment, but normally it will be through three 20-credit assignments and facilitation and assessment evidence to meet Higher Education Academy requirements for Fellowship status.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Centre for Work Related Studies