Volume : 2, Issue : 7, JUL 2016


Kam Gill


Vocational education today includes, as it always has courses and programmes which teach important and valuable skills to a very high standard. Currently Further Education colleges are still using the most traditional methods of assessing Learners for the right course such as diagnostic testing. However Colleges retention rates are measured while the student's progress through various stages and levels within a program. The most frequently measured and publicly reported levels are retention and achievement which can be gauged after completing an academic year. The primary focus of this paper will be to investigate and focus on Engineering - Work Based Learning (WBL) on Adult courses. It is evident that research has shown according to Finney et al (2009) that this is just the tip of the “ice berg” the underlying problems seems to be apparent that the learners are not quite up to the mark during the assessment processes for a course hence who don't succeed. Clearly organisations continuing to ignore this will have a financial implications and not finding suitable solutions for action for this growing concern.


Retention, Engagement, Further education, Work Based Learning..

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