Towards a Competent Workforce

Towards a Competent Workforce

by Bob Mansfield, Lindsay Mitchell
     
 

For over a decade the UK has been engaged in a radical reform of its vocational education and training. This book contains the first comprehensive description of Functional Analysis, the method developed to define occupational standards and National Vocational Qualifications. It also discusses changes in contemporary work patterns, arguing that a new model of

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For over a decade the UK has been engaged in a radical reform of its vocational education and training. This book contains the first comprehensive description of Functional Analysis, the method developed to define occupational standards and National Vocational Qualifications. It also discusses changes in contemporary work patterns, arguing that a new model of occupational competence is needed - the Job Competence Model.

The text is in four parts covering strategy, models, and methodologies and how to apply them in practice.

Both authors have both been closely associated with the methods and models described in the book and their personal insights add enormously to the value of the material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780566076992
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/18/2005
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

A note on occupational standards and National Vocational Qualifications. Part 1 What is the Competent Workforce?: Education, training and the economy; The changing nature of work. Part 2 Models of Competence: New definitions of competence; The Job Competence Model; Competence and standards. Part 3 The Key Methodologies: Functional analysis - rationale and origins; Functional analysis - the analysis process; Functional analysis - the final stages; Occupational standards - specifying performance; Occupational standards - criteria for performance; Occupational standards - specifying the range. Part 4 Applying the Methodologies: The limitations of analysis; The human dimension; Evaluating the product; Towards implementation; In conclusion. Appendices: Examples of functional maps; Active verbs used to start statements of competence; Evaluative terms used to qualify performance criteria; Glossary of terms; Bibliography; Index.

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