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Dr Stan Lester


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Stan Lester is a consultant, researcher and systems developer in professional and work-related education and development, and a leading expert on professional standards and qualifying processes.He has been sole principal of Stan Lester Developments since 1993, where he has completed or managed over 200 projects for professional bodies, universities, employers and government agencies in the UK, Europe and beyond.His work includes advising and supporting emerging professions to set up systems of self-regulation, as well as working with more established ones to review and revise standards, accreditation and regulatory processes.He also works on research and development projects concerned with systems and practices in professional, higher and vocational education.

Stanís published work spans four principal areas: professionalisation and self-regulation, professional competence, work-based higher education including degree apprenticeships and practitioner doctorates, and vocational education and qualification systems.He has been described (2020) as one of the four most cited experts worldwide on work-based learning.

Stan has a diploma in training management, a masterís degree in education and a doctorate in professional accreditation.He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a fellow of the Society for Education and Training.For many years he was a visiting academic at Middlesex Universityís Institute of Work-based Learning, and still works with Middlesex in areas such as work-based learning and degree apprenticeships.

Outside work Stan enjoys sailing, walking and photography.He has published a sailing travelogue based on a 3-month voyage around Britain, and runs a web site on walking on Exmoor and the Quantock Hills.



Contact Stan at info<at>