Professional Learning from the Workplace encompasses learning for work, learning at work and learning through work. It prepares students for professional life using the knowledge, skills and attributes typically acquired in the workplace. It is also a key part of Continuing Professional Development for established professionals. PLW is thus important in lifelong learning, in maintaining professional standards and in individual and organisational development. Effective support of all participants, including workplace and university tutors, is central to student success in PLW.
Trusted assessors are support workers who have the skills to provide older and disabled people with equipment to help them to maintain their independence. This document aims to inform professional development and training activity relating to equipment provision. It is divided into four parts.