Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to the Recognition of Work Based Learning in the Social Care Sector

These findings have immediate relevance to healthcare settings globally, this study has identified four interlinked areas which impact on managerial strategies and can act as barriers or drivers of WBL in the sector: institutional frameworks; accreditation; time allocation; and budget support. The factors driving the establishment of recognised WBL can also inhibit, our research noted that a supportive workplace culture, focussed on collaborative learning and partnership working afforded by access to knowledge and networking opportunities was invaluable in staff development, with managers recognising the need for training opportunities and access to expertise, but not always being able to allow employees access to such opportunities.