1. Introducing the Blended Delivery of Apprenticeships and Work-Based Learning (BDWBL)
  2. Key considerations
  3. Teaching models for BDWBL
  4. Updates

Introducing the Blended Delivery of Apprenticeships and Work-Based Learning (BDWBL)

The SHU Autumn delivery principles will be applied under additional guidance for Apprenticeship delivery set out here: BESE Apprenticeships Sharepoint Site

The key drivers are:

  • the status of employer partners as key decision-makers
  • more diverse domestic and geographic learner situations
  • varied innovative delivery models
  • the application of heutagogic work-based learning principles, supported by the SHU coaching model and emphasis on experiential learning through the job role

Whilst the SHU Course Delivery Guide provides guidance and resources that are applicable to apprenticeship design and delivery, the Laurillard (2012) learning activities may need some additional consideration as illustrated below.

Teaching Activity Student Activity Learning Activity Types Blended Learning Approaches
Lecture Listening, reading, thinking, responding Acquisition Flipped learning
Online lectures
Seminar/ Workshop/ Tutorial Active development of knowledge through discussion, exploration, and collaboration Inquiry
Blended seminar model
Online seminar
Studio/ Lab/ Practical Development of practical skills Practice
Live practical
Remote lab
Simulated practice
Group Work Working in groups to explore or create Collaboration
Group project
Group presentation
Work-Based Learning Experiential activities, or training, in the workplace All and Any.


Reflection and Planning

Blended seminar model
Online seminar
Experiential Workshops for KSB Evidence
Peer to Peer Story Telling
Simulation for Work-Based Learning

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Building on the general Course Delivery Guide, the Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning Guild community has undertaken an action research project to develop Key Considerations and Teaching Models for Blended delivery of work-based learning.

Key Considerations

Teaching Models for Blended Delivery of Work-Based Learning:


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