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    Alexander Braddell
ECML PROGRAMME - Programme 2012-2015

A European learning network for professionals supporting work-related second language development

Language for Work is a European learning network for professionals teaching the language of the host country to migrants and ethnic minorities in work-related contexts. The network helps members share and develop their practice.

Project results

Alexander Braddell

Surname: Braddell
First name: Alexander
Address for correspondence: E-mail
Nationality: British

Affiliation with educational networks/associations

  • Member UK Institute for Learning
  • Affiliate, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Contributing editor 'Workplace Learning and Skills Bulletin' (UK)
  • Director, Oxfordshire Skills Escalator Centre CIC Ltd
  • Director and principal consultant of Alexander Braddell Associates Ltd
  • previously Programme Manager, Oxfordshire County Council Adult Learning
  • Workplace Basic Skills Consultant, South East England Develop Agency
  • Professional Development Educator, Workplace Basic Skills Network, CSET Lancaster University

Work information

Occupation or position currently held: Director
Name of employer: Oxfordshire Skills Escalator Centre CIC Ltd
Country of employment:
United Kingdom

Education and training

  • IELTS item writer training 2000-present (UCLES)
  • IELTS examiner trainer (speaking, writing) 1998-present (British Council/UCLES)
  • Post Graduate Diploma module in Workplace Education, Lancaster University
  • OCNW /CSET Lancaster University Certificate in Workplace Basic Skills Training
  • Certificate in Education (Post compulsory) Oxford Brookes University
  • C&GLI 9282 Initial Cert in Teaching Basic Communication Skills

Languages of communication:

Mother tongue English
Other languages French, Spanish

Contribution to the project

Alexander Braddell has over ten years experience in workplace basic skills (including langauge training). He has worked in the UK at local, regional and national levels with public, voluntary and private sector organisations in a variety of roles, including consultancy, research and evaluation, project management, authoring/editing (both paper and web-based), professional development (particularly around workplace teaching and learning), external moderation of learning programmes, development, delivery and management of workplace learning programmes.  He has expertise in the theory and practice of on-the-job learning and in-depth knowledge of the health and social care and business services sectors.

As subject matter expert he was involved in the design, development and updating of Care Skillsbase (www.scie-careskillsbase.org.uk), a national web-based communication and number skills resource for care sector employers, for the UK Social Care Institute for Excellence and the agency responsible for skills in the adult social care workforce, Skills for Care.

In cooperation with the 
Moscow State Linguistic University


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