Work-Based Learning 
Work-Based Learning

Work Placements
Cardiff School of Management is helping students benefit from the process of work placements
The Capital Centre for Workbased Learning is an academic research community based at UWIC
A modular programme obtained through work-based learning by the Cardiff School of Management

We live in a rapidly changing world of work, and now talk of a global economy and are having to come to terms with the effect of recent financial crises which have caused recessions and unemployment but at the same time have created new opportunities.

As we come out of recession and to ensure that we rebuild our economy, and move back towards full employment, we need to ensure those within the workforce have the right skills and ability to remain competitive within the new global marketplace.


Work Placement Programme
Details of the Undergraduate Work Placement programme can be found here

Capital Centre for Work-based Learning
Details of the Capital Centre for Work-based Learning can be found here

Details of the FDA can be found here

There are two key aspects to this.  The first is to ensure that those graduating from Higher Education are equipped to quickly contribute to the success of the organisation they join.  Whilst at University, if a student is able to undertake practical work experience in addition to their classroom teaching, then they quickly gain valuable ‘soft skills’ which helps them to become more effective and more productive once they have entered the world of work. 

The Work Placement programme within the CSM has been designed to ensure that all undergraduates have the opportunity of work experience as part of their study programme.  This experience can be gained in the public, private or voluntary sectors either within the UK, the EU or other international destinations.

The second opportunity relates to the provision of a comprehensive ‘end -to- end’ project management service through the Capital Centre for Work-based Learning. The start of this process involves a detailed diagnostic analysis of the client’s organisation to identify needs, followed by a project proposal with clearly defined measurable outcomes set against a specific goal focused timescale. Support can be provided in the Public, Private or Voluntary sectors.

In addition, through practitioner seminars and the delivery of accredited and non- accredited short courses, the aim is to also assist in the development of individual employees as workers and learners, especially in evaluating the real impact and benefit the project delivery will have in enhancing their knowledge and skills and the contribution they can subsequently make to the future growth and success of the employing organisation.