Pound Plus data collection tool
A new tool for collecting Pound Plus data has been developed by RCU. This new sector-led initiative, led by membership organisations, aims to pilot a standard way of collecting this type of data to help providers and the sector demonstrate how they add value to community learning over and above the investment made by the Government. This also will provide benchmarking data so that individual providers can compare themselves to others in the sector. The tool and guidance notes can be accessed through the link. Interested providers are asked to complete the Pound Plus data collection tool by 12 September 2014. Full guidance on the process is given in the link below. It should be noted that quantifying and reporting Pound Plus still is not required by the Skills Funding Agency or BIS through existing formal mechanisms.