Engineering and Work-based Learners CoP

This community of practice is for Learning Developers supporting engineering and physical sciences and/or work-based learners.

Work-based learners, such as degree apprentices, may have gaps in their education, varied experience and qualifications impacting their confidence and transition to higher education. Furthermore, the mode of delivery, such as distance and block learning, pose challenges to the embedding of Learning Development. Meanwhile, students from Engineering and Physical Sciences face a variety of assessments, report styles, and critical thinking / problem-solving models that may be left unsupported by generic Learning Development resources.



      To enable members to share ideas and approaches, and support each other to develop our practice supporting these learners.

·       To contribute to the wider HE sector through the sharing of our knowledge and expertise. Our CoP discussions may lead to further activities such as collaborative research or shared resource development.

General Information

The CoP intends to meet online every two months.

The CoP is led by Dr Nicola Allett, Aston University Birmingham.

If you’d like to make an enquiry or discuss anything further about the work of the CoP, please email


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