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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2004-17, Analytic Quality Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/glossary/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 10 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2004–2017.

 

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Sandwich


core definition

A sandwich programme is one that has a significant period of work experience built into it such that the programme is extended beyond the normal length of similar programmes without the sandwich element.


explanatory context

In some countries, the work placement part of the sandwich programme is referred to as co-operative study, co-operative education or internship.

 

Sandwich programmes are of two-types. Thick-sandwich programmes have one long placement period (usually an academic or a calendar year). Thin-sandwich programmes are usually linked to professional practice and involve several shorter periods of placement in a professional setting interspersed with periods of academic study. This is usual in teacher training, nursing, medicine, social work and similar areas that require overt demonstration of skills and competences.


analytical review

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) (undated) defines:

Sandwich: A course of study which includes periods of practical work in organisations outside the university or college.

This changed to the following in the version accessed 31 December 2016:

A course of study which includes periods of work experience in organisations outside the university or college.


The UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) (undated) defines:

Sandwich course: A programme of study that includes a significant time - normally a year - spent studying away from the university or college (typically in a work-based setting).

 

The Higher Education Authority of Ireland defines:

Sandwich Course: A course in which periods of study in an educational institution alternate with periods of practical experience in an appropriate work situation in industry, commerce or a profession. (HEA, 2004)


associated issues

Sandwich courses are designed, in part, to aid student's employability.


related areas

See also

cooperative education

employability

work experience


Sources

Higher Education Authority (HEA) [of Ireland] 2004, Glossary http://www.hea.ie/index.cfm/page/sub/id/519, no longer available, 29 January 2011.

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), undated, Glossary, available at http://www.hefce.ac.uk/glossary/, this is a new address, the original page was last updated 8 November 2010 but the new page is undated, accessed 9 September 2012, revised definition accessed 31 December 2016, still available 10 January 2017.

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), undated, Glossary, available at http://www.qaa.ac.uk/about-us/glossary?Category=S, accessed 10 January 2017.


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