Education Training and Skills at Work

Module code: LM1520

Module co-ordinator: Dr Glynne Williams

Module Outline

This module serves as an introduction to some key concepts, debates and controversies concerning the provision of training by states and organisations. Taking the example of the UK, students will examine the development of policy and discuss the factors influencing the amount of training offered by employers and participation in workplace learning. This module will enable students to analyse current developments at the level of the nation state and of the organisation.

Topics covered

  • Key developments in the approach to skills in the UK
  • The return on employers' investment in learning
  • The impact of training on employer, state and individual
  • Factors affecting participation in learning at work


  • 150 hours of guided independent study


  • 3,000-4,000-word essay (100%)