Funded University Module East North West

Evidencing Work-Based Learning (EWBL) 40 Credits M Level

EWBL is a 40 Credit Masters level UWE module which aims to capture educational opportunities that arise in the workplace. Completion of the EWBL module can help you develop as an individual whilst directly contributing to service improvement. The module is based around a project you plan and is extremely flexible.
Although based at UWE, face to face days are not required. Please discuss with the Module Lead and UWE contact.

Evidencing Work-Based Learning (EWBL) 40 Credits M Level

EWBL is a 40 Credit Masters level UWE module which aims to capture educational opportunities that arise in the workplace. Completion of the EWBL module can help you develop as an individual whilst directly contributing to service improvement. The module is based around a project you plan and is extremely flexible.
Although based at UWE, face to face days are not required. Please discuss with the Module Lead and UWE contact.

EWBL


Module Overview

Evidencing Work Based Learning (EWBL) module recognises that we all learn for work, at work and from work. The module provides a framework so that this learning can be structured, enhanced and accredited, involving the student, university and employer in the process.

EWBL M level credits can be used to progress towards either the MSc Professional Development or the MSc Advanced Practice awards. *You will need to registered on an award pathway with UWE BEFORE you complete the module to claim the credits towards the MSC. For Professional development award, this is the only core module needed. You can also import (no APEL process needed) up to 120 credits from ANY other award i.e. previous degrees in any subject from any other University. *60 credits at BSc Level. There is also the option for students to step off and claim either Post Graduate Certificate and Post Graduate Diploma interim awards. Options would need to be discussed with the module leader, Clive Warn.

Link to MSc Professional Development award

Upon acceptance of a project proposal you will be allocated a UWE academic supervisor. You will work closely with this supervisor to crucially agree an EWBL Learning Contract- Example 1 - EWBL Learning Contract - Example 2 -EWBL Learning contract which is essentially an outline of your project plan. How you wish to be assessed and even submission dates can all be negotiated with your supervisor at this time. Evidence generated must align to the module learning outcomes and these together with suggestions for presenting your evidence can all be found in the EWBL Module Handbook.

Module Content

Many work based learning ideas and initiatives evolve from discussions that individuals have with managers or supervisors during appraisals or team meetings. Developing or implementing these ideas in practice can then form part of a personal development plan.
You will negotiate a learning contract with the support of your manager, a mentor at work, and an identified academic at UWE. Learning is very firmly student-led, and while there will be support and guidance when needed, the learning journey is your own responsibility. This will involve the development and implementation of various actions and learning opportunities and the presentation of the evidence of learning.

What sort of learning can be used?

Almost anything. The module is extremely flexible and is based around a project; examples of project opportunities are outlined within the EWBL Module Handbook and below. EWBL is not about the University telling you what you need to know or what skills you need to do your job - you and your manager know that much better. UWE's role in the arrangement is to provide the support and facilities you need to undertake the learning that you have identified. It could be a work project, for example:
  • Creating new roles
  • Evaluating roles
  • Service improvement work
  • Audits
  • The creation of education programmes
  • Or it could be learning more directed to your own development.

How is work based learning delivered?

The short answer is flexibly, depending on the nature of your learning and your individual circumstances. However, you will need to go through a number of stages:
  1. Identify the learning required in discussion with your manager
  2. Negotiate individual learning outcomes for the module, adapted from generic learning outcomes. This is what you are going to learn.
  3. Negotiate a learning contract with the UWE academic and your manager. This is how you are going to learn, and can be revisited as you progress through your learning journey. As part of the contract, you will also need to agree how your learning is to be assessed, and a date for submission. This is the evidence of learning.
  4. Implement the contract, renegotiating as necessary, and seeking support along the way.
  5. Complete the learning and submit the agreed evidence for assessment.

Pre-Application Reading

If you are interested then please take the time to read both the EWBL Module Handbook together with the student information and responsibilities sheet before applying. Please speak to the Module lead - Clive Warn (Contact details in the Module Handbook) or Martyn.Whatmore@uwe.ac.uk for an informal discussion.

Module Code

UZYRLD-40-M

How to Apply

 
  1. Please read the Terms and Conditions of booking funded university modules.
  2. Download the application form: HE CPD Funding Application form 2017 v.13
  3. Complete Part 1: Applicant Details.
  4. Email the application to your Operations Manager or Operations Officer so they can complete Part 2, advising them of the application deadline. They will then send the completed form to cpd.admin@swast.nhs.uk by the deadline stated on the course page.
  5. Once your application is received you will receive an acknowledgement email from the CPD Team.
  6. All applications will be considered and you will be contacted after the application deadline to advise you whether you have been granted funding by the CPD Admin Team and instructed to enrol with the university.

Application Deadline

Please ensure you application has been submitted to cpd.admin@swast.nhs.uk ASAP 

Evidencing Work-Based Learning (EWBL) 40 Credits M Level

The date of completion and submission are quite flexible and will be agreed between the student and the module lead as part of the EWBL Learning Contract
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