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Embedding vocational qualifications within a degree course: an example approach.

Burgess, K.; Stewart, L.


L. Stewart


There is growing impetus to 'add value' to student higher education learning experience through the integration of vocational training to better service employer’s needs. In order to enhance students employability in addition to aligning the undergraduate BSc(hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science degree to the national occupational standards course endorsement was sort and obtained to enable the students to gain REPS accredited qualifications including the level 2 gym instructor which is outlined here. Since acquiring endorsement in 2014 81 students have been awarded additional qualifications and for some students this qualification has enabled them to gain industry relevant employment alongside their studies.


BURGESS, K. and STEWART, L. 2018. Embedding vocational qualifications within a degree course: an example approach. Presented at the 2018 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2018): future work, future graduates; forging the link, 3 May 2018, Aberdeen, UK.

Presentation Conference Type Poster
Conference Name 2018 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2018): future work, future graduates: forging the link
Conference Location Aberdeen, UK
Start Date May 3, 2018
End Date May 21, 2018
Deposit Date Feb 20, 2024
Publicly Available Date Jun 14, 2024
Keywords Student learning experiences; Higher education; Vocational training
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