Hardcopies of ASET Good Practice Guides are available for purchase (£3 per copy) using a publications order form.
The 2013 Guide focuses on work-based and placement learning opportunities that are a planned and integrated part of a student’s programme of study at a Higher Education institution. This guidance is intended to be useful to practitioners irrespective of the level or mode of study, the academic subject, whether work-based or placement learning. The Guide is designed to support the work of:
• Professional and administrative staff
• Academic tutors
• Careers teams
• Resource Managers
Higher Education providers reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) are required to meet all the Expectations of the Quality Code. The manner in which they do so is their own responsibility; it is important that Institutions respond in the ways that are appropriate for their organisation, internal structures and the range of work-based and placement learning opportunities that they offer. Institutions are also responsible for meeting the requirements of legislation and any other regulatory requirements placed upon them, for example by funding councils or Professional, Statutory and Regulatory bodies (PSRB).
Following a long tradition of other ASET activity, this Guide has been written to support these endeavours but is neither prescriptive nor regulatory, merely guidance from experienced practitioners to others in the field to support their work in engaging students in high quality, effective work-based and placement learning as part of their Higher Education experience.
ASET Good Practice Guide for Work based and Placement Learning in Higher Education – TOOLKIT TOOLKIT
The toolkit to accompany the ASET Good Practice Guide for Work based and Placement Learning in Higher Education was launched to delegates at the 2017 ASET Conference and in its enhanced format is now available for download.
New Edition (2021): ASET Good Practice Guide for Managing the Health, Safety and Welfare for Student Placements
The world of work can be risky. For some people it can result in physical or mental health problems, injury or death. People entering work for the first time are more vulnerable than others and for many students a placement is their first experience of full-time work, or indeed work at all. Everyone involved in a placement has an ethical responsibility to do what they can to reduce the chances of harm to the student and the harm that a student may do to others. HEP staff can influence these matters and this document provides practical guidance to help them to fulfil legal and ethical obligations. It should be noted that, arising from the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, there is a legal responsibility for HEPs in the UK to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of their students, as well as their employees. In addition to reducing the risk to students, following this guidance should enable HEPs to demonstrate they have done what can be considered as reasonably practicable to discharge their duty of care. Records relating to process and procedure are vital in the event of legal action, to evidence reasonable care.
Launched at the 2016 ASET Conference and initially only available in hardcopy, this ASET Good Practice Guide brings a practical approach and specific guidance to those supporting students with disabilities on courses where work based and placement learning opportunities are a planned and integrated part of a student’s programme of study at a Higher Education Provider. This guide will assist practitioners to demonstrate their practice is aligned with the needs of their students and employers.
ASET Good Practice Guide for Supporting Students with Disabilities on Placement – TOOLKIT TOOLKIT
The toolkit to accompany the ASET Good Practice Guide for Supporting Students with Disabilities on Placement was launched to delegates at the Spring 2018 ASET Workshop – SSDP, and is now available for download.
Launched at the Inaugural Apprenticeships Conference on Monday 24th June 2019 at the University of Central Lancashire, home of ASET Vice Chair, Francesca Walker-Martin. The launch brought together undergraduate and post graduate Apprentices, their employers and a range of Apprentice applicants from the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise. This celebration of the development of and contribution by work based learners to businesses across the North West was supported by keynote speakers:
The Bank of England – The Macro Economy
Lancashire Constabulary – Organisational Culture
DLA Piper UK – Data Privacy
Deyrick Allen – The Internet of Things
MBA Degree Apprentices – Their Journey
The day focussed on continuing professional development and celebrated the importance of work based learning.
The following publications are available in limited supply, in hardcopy through the ASET office:
The issue of managing placements using IT has been high on the agenda during ASET events for several years. Initially a number of institutions showcased their in-house systems for our members, which was widely appreciated. As it became apparent there was a greater need to consolidate the knowledge of those individuals producing these systems for the benefit of all members, and in response to the perceived need for national guidance in developing IT systems to manage placements, ASET established a trans-institutional working party, bringing together the country’s leading developers of in-house systems, to write the first ASET publication in 2007. This guide remains useful today to aid the design of in-house IT systems to manage any period, location or type of placement. The prompting and record keeping facilities incorporated in such systems also positively promote effective and comprehensive placement management, in line with recommendations in the ASET and QAA Codes of Practice.
Are E-Portfolios an Asset to Learning and Placement – Report Summary (2008) Free
A professionally printed glossy Report Summary of the ASET funded research project on innovative methods in the assessment of work-based learning.