Why Choose Work-based Qualifications?
Confucius, the fount of wisdom that he was, has certainly summed
up perfectly the rationale behind work-based qualifications. Even
all those centuries ago the significance of a "hands on" approach
to learning was recognised and valued.
Work based learning offers the perfect route to a qualification
as it is beneficial to both employer and employee:-
- The employer gains a confident, inspired member of staff, with
all the proven ancillary benefits that brings to the company, such
as improved performance and increased productivity. Extra
bonus: This is achieved with minimum disruption to busy work
- The employee gains a recognised national qualification,
increasing confidence and self- esteem. He/she benefits from a more
comprehensive insight into the operations of the company and
perceives with more clarity the impact of his/her job role.
There is an enhancement of transferable skills; clearly
beneficial in a volatile jobs market.
- Work based qualifications may be a route to Membership of
prestigious Bodies - a major benefit to both employer and
employee. Useful when completing tenders, and gaining access
to building sites.
- Work based qualifications are equivalent to various academic
qualifications. What a boon this is for the skilled
individual who has a wealth of knowledge and experience but whose
expertise is not formally recognised!