Learning at Work

How does it work?

Partnership Degree Programme (Postgraduate)

Students make up the academic credit required for achievement of their award through a combination of different learning all of which is detailed in a learning contract. The balance of elements in a learning programme is agreed by negotiation between you and your Workplace Partner, Academic Tutor and Learning Manager.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This allows you to receive credit for the qualifications you already have and for experience that has given you the learning equivalent to academic qualifications. This can include in-service training courses and qualifications, as well as learning from on-the-job experience. Top up a PgC or PgD or international equivalent to a full MA. The maximum RPL credit you can receive is two thirds of the credit for the award. For further information contact the Learning at Work department.

Work-based Learning Projects

These usually make up the bulk of the learning contract. They must involve new learning for you, so they cannot be simply the activities involved in your regular job. However, they should be of value to your employer as well as yourself and you should be able to carry out much of the project work in normal working hours.

Taught Units

Campus based or distance learning units from the University of Portsmouth or other higher education institutions can be included in your programme. They are a good way of acquiring new knowledge in a structured way.