Research Methods for Work-based Learning

Research Methods for Work-based Learning

Research Methods

The programme is designed to raise awareness of the key areas to consider when undertaking research in workbased settings. The background and language of research will be explored, together with the most appropriate methods to use for specific investigations.

All employees involved in research now or in the future (and analysis).

  • The skills of investigation, analysis, evaluation and synthesis will be developed throughout this module.
  • An understanding of the research process and a range of research methods
  • An appreciation of how research processes can benefit both the professional and the workplace.
  • The module also helps to develop skills in evaluation and writing

Assessment is based on a portfolio of 2 reports, which consist of the following:

  • A short report to explain how research could be personally and professionally relevant.
  • A critical evaluation of potential approaches to methodology, research strategies and techniques of workbased research.
  • It is important to note that during your period of study you will be supported by a designated tutor.
  • Once you have successfully completed the module you will gain 15 credits that you can put towards further study if you wish. The module is available at levels 4, 5, 6 and 7 and will consist of 1 training day a month.

The module is supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. For details on funding subsidies, please contact