Stan Lester Developments

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Dr Stan Lester

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Middlesex University, London


A selection of clients and partners for current and successfully completed projects.



Architects Accredited in Building Conservation  review of standards and accreditation

Architects’ Registration Board  review of criteria and procedures for courses in architecture

die Berater  evaluation of European Workplace Tutor project

Bristol City Council, SW Provincial Councils   qualifications for existing and prospective councillors

Bristol University  standards for enterprise trainers

Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB)    England expert for comparative study of higher vocational education

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development    critical friend’ for review of standards and qualifications

Communications, Advertising and Marketing Foundation   review of qualification suite

Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment   referencing between UK and European qualifications frameworks

Creative and Cultural Skills    qualifications development

Department for Education and Employment   research into drop-out from NVQs, review of systems of qualification levels

European Training Foundation   workshop to support development of the Croatian Qualification Framework

Family Mediation Council   review and revision of qualifying and self-regulation framework, establishment of Standards Board

Hellenic Agency for Local Government and Local Government (EETAA), Die Berater, Instytut Technologii Eksploatacji (ITeE-PIB), Irish Institute of Training and Development, SBG-Dresden  partner and scientific co-ordinator for the project ComProCom (Communicating Professional Competence)

Heritage Lottery Fund  mentor for Skills for the Future project applicants

Historic Scotland   professional qualifications and CPD briefing

Institute of Conservation     development, introduction and evaluation of a professional qualifying and CPD system

Institute for Learning   development and trialling of CPD monitoring and professional accreditation systems

Institute for Leadership and Management   development of a leadership qualification

Israeli Society for Conservation   conference and workshops to support the introduction of a qualifying process

Jobcentre Plus   review of contracting and funding

JISC   use and applications of adult e-learning portfolios

The Landscape Institute   professional standards development

Lantra SSC   review of sector qualifications and progression routes, workforce studies

Learning & Skills Council   research and modelling for programme costing for apprenticeships

Learning & Skills Development Agency   review of Entry to Employment, study of efficiency factors for A-level providers

MasterCard   assessment specifications for an international university-accredited diploma

Middlesex University   curriculum development and research for work-based learning at undergraduate to doctoral level, review of learning agreements and contracts

National Qualifications Authority of Ireland   advice on professional qualifications

National Rural Education and Training Strategy group  report on business advice and training

The National Trust   review of the Careership programme, qualification development

NHS University   review of UK tutor and trainer qualifications

Oxford University, The National Archives, British Library   occupational research and standards development

Professional Associations Research Network   research into professional accreditation and qualifying routes

Qualifications & Curriculum Authority   qualifications framework research and development

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education   literature review of work-integrated degrees

Rehabilitation Network Ltd, Department for Work and Pensions, VšĮ Edukaciniai projektai, Merosystem SRO,  Selçuk University, Univerzitetni rehabilitacijski inštitut Soča   TRAVORS2 training programme and qualification for rehabilitation services

Solicitors Regulation Authority  professional competence framework

South Devon & Dartmoor LEADER   research into roles and development needs of women in farming

University College London   specfications for a postgraduate internship

Ufi - Learndirect   design principles for university level work-based learning, design of on-line learner support systems

University of the West of England   module development for a master’s degree

Vocational Rehabilitation Association   review of professional standards, case management competency framework

Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants   expert associate for the CERTIMENTU (certification of mentors and tutors) project 

Welsh Assembly Government   study of implications of introducing compulsory professional qualifications for further education teachers