Boost employability skills ahead of graduation
Working with employers and HEIs to co-design, co-deliver and co-assess the curriculum means that students are better prepared to transition into employment or higher education. The introduction of a PBL context to studies has encouraged students across Derby, Loughborough and Leeds City Colleges to better develop higher order thinking skills. Students are able to work directly with employers on real and meaningful projects, whilst employers are deeply engaged with the curriculum and the colleges.
Derby College is also carrying out ongoing analysis of the effectiveness of problem based learning and the supporting curriculum resources. Also through the use of questionnaires and focus groups, the college is able to evaluate how both students and lecturers are reacting to this new approach. A range of lecturer CPD material is also being developed.