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Case Studies & CWBL News

​The Centre for Work Based Learning (CWBL) has developed a range of external partnerships with businesses to provide invaluable learning to their employees.

To keep up to date on news relating to CWBL and our case studies please see the drop down lists below.

Case Studies

HEFCW Innovation Nation Case Studies

CWBL has been featured as one of the case studies in the HEFCW Innovation Nation brochure which is a brand new collection of case studies highlighting the value to the Welsh economy of innovation activity in Welsh Universities.

Click here to view the English version of the Innovation Nation Brochure (CWBL features on page 31).
Click here to view the Welsh version of the Innovation Nation Brochure.

The Organisational Development Practitioners Pathway with 1000 Lives Improvement

(formally Public Health Wales)

CWBL teamed up with staff members from 1000 Lives Improvement (formally Public Health Wales), to co-create an innovative series of short course learning opportunities for Organisational Development (OD) Practitioners. The aim was to equip participants with the relevant knowledge, skills, and techniques to develop a practical understanding of how to best deliver OD interventions in the workplace.

For more information and to view a video case study please click here.

Foundation Degree in Applied Professional Practice with ALS Training

als logo.jpgCWBL joined forces with UK-wide recruitment and training company ALS Training, to co-create Wales' first foundation degree franchise to a private work based provider. The co-developed programme is a unique, foundation degree, the first of its kind in Wales, designed to develop skills and business in a flexible and dynamic way.

Small Business Charter



HEFCW Funded Project 



June 2016

Acorn and Cardiff Met join forces to deliver Project Management Apprenticeship

March 2016

Applied Foundation Degree recognised by Higher Apprenticeship framework

Sarah John discusses the Acorn FdA in Applied Professional Practice and Higher Apprenticeships


November 2015

Acorn and Cardiff Met celebrate success of first work based learning degree

October 2015

CWBL Drives work based learning with Welsh Ambulance NHS Trust Staff

July 2015

Preparing to Teach, 10 week taster course

Part time Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCE PCET) and Post Graduation Certificate in Education and Training (PGCE PCET) courses available

June 2015

Agile Project Management Course in partnership with PMI - 8th July 2015

The Cardiff Met Executive MBA Open Evening -23rd July 2015

May 2015

Welsh Government - Importance of Businesses collaborating with Universities to become more Innovative

March 2015

Change: The Leadership Challenge - A Taster Session for Masters Level Learning

Preparing for University- Relieving the Stress of Year 12

February 2015

CWBL interviewed at Venturefest Wales

PM4SD Project Management for Sustainable Development Short Course 13th-17th April 2015

January 2015

CWBL are updating their Short Course Guide


November 2014

Cardiff MET experts help launch the RPL Project

July 2014

Cardiff Met CWBL Interviewed at Venturefest

If you would like information on news items prior to 2014 with the headlines detailed below, please contact our press office:

Helen Ward
Effective Communication
029 20 646865 / 07791 613079

Acorn and Cardiff Met join forces to launch unique work-based degree - 10th April 2013
Welsh workforce skills gaps that Acorn and the Centre for Work Based Learning are addressing - 10th April 2013
Press release on the Centre's Accreditation of StratumLearning's high level learning - 11th April 2012

Workforce Learning Roundtable Discussion Business in Wales (pg30-31) - April 2012
Wales ebusiness NETworking Club blog – Dr Peter Treadwell on Workforce Development - March 2012
Alliance Sector Skills Councils – Raising the Game Event Video - Dr Peter Treadwell interviewed - 15th March 2012