Our partners, our learners

Here is an example of how our learning programmes can impact your organisation’ before the video.

Working with you as an organisation 

If you are an organisation wishing to work with us then our lead learning advisor will work with you to answer the following questions and then design our services to meet your needs.

Are you a company looking to have your internal development or your commercial training provision recognised by the University? Our Accreditation service can meet your needs.

Applications are welcome from:

  • Organisations who have established their own sector-specific learning course, previously delivered in house and now wishing to accredit for commercial delivery to other organisations within their own sector.
  • Organisations who have identified a need for sector-specific learning and development in a particular topic/subject area, and wish to develop an accredited course to deliver this commercially.
  • Training and development organisations who wish to add marketing value and kudos via accreditation of bespoke programmes they develop for their clients.

Are you wishing to commission a training course or intervention from us? 

We can offer all of our main provision in the form of training for organisational cohorts or as part of a learning design for your people. In this case, our tutors will normally deliver the training and development at your premises and at a time that suits you. We can also adjust the delivery pattern to suit your people so that clashes with work patterns can be minimised and adapt courses to mirror your culture and strategic needs, for example, in using your leadership framework or incorporating your organisational priorities within the design of the work based projects. For details of our provision please contact g.metcalfe@uwtsd.ac.uk.

To date over a hundred organisations have accessed our modules as part of the Work-based Learning programme funded by the ESF through the Welsh Government. From these organisations, over 300 learners studied with us. Examples of our work with employers: -

Torfaen‌We have worked with Torfaen County Borough Council to accredit a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership in Public Services (LIPS). This innovative public service leadership programme has resulted in tangible benefits for the citizens of Torfaen.

From collaborative programme design, validation, delivery and evaluation, to the achievements of delegates from the Local Authority, Police, Health Board, voluntary services and elected members, the focus has been on developing values- based leaders. We have been shortlisted for the 2013 Training Journal Award for Best Public Sector Training Programme. To read more, a press release can be found under our News and Development section and a case study can be found under our case study section.

Delivering a highly skilled and capable workforce

Academi Wales‌We are proud to accredit the Academi Wales Summer School to enable delegates from the Wales Public Sector Summer School to gain credit towards a Masters’ programme in Professional Practice. 

For information about the Summer School please contact Academi Wales

Porth Agored is a unique collaboration of 12 Local Authority Social Services departments from South West, Mid and North Wales (Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Powys, Gwynedd, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Conwy and Ynys Môn).

Working with the work-based learning team at Trinity Saint David, they jointly validated a Graduate Certificate in Consolidation of Social Work Practice. This is the first programme to be approved by the Care Council for Wales, as part of its new framework of Continuing Professional Education and Learning for Social Work in Wales, which aims to further improve the standard of social work practice and support social workers as they progress to the top of their profession.

Gwenda Thomas AM, Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services said: "This is another key step in the professionalisation of social work. I am pleased that all the organisations involved in the design of this continuing professional education programme have successfully collaborated in preparation for this launch.”

Murco‌We have been working with Murco Petroleum on a project to accredit the prior learning of their Oil Refinery Process Operators. We were runner up in the 2012 Universities Association for Lifelong Learning for this work.

David Smith, Murco’s Support Services Manager at Milford Haven Refinery commented: “It is very valuable to us that our in-house training has been acknowledged in this way. We have worked together to find an accredited progression route for our process operators. We found that there was an understanding of our needs from an institution here in our own community. We are delighted to have won the award and look forward to further developments with other groups of staff.”

We are currently working with Tata Steel  to support their staff development both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Dyslecsia Cymru‌The University works with Dyslecsia Cymru/Wales Dyslexia to support the needs of dyslexic workers in Wales by accrediting workplace assessors. To read more, a case study can be found under our case study section.

Barbara Horsfall-Turner, Former Chair of Dyslecsia Cymru, commented on how straightforward the process of validation had been for them: “thank you to the staff for making the process easy; we were guided and gently steered in the right direction, and the two modules were created which meet the specific needs of the dyslexic worker in Wales”.