Community Learning Reform

This section provides access to a range of resources for Community Learning. These are grouped thematically and include documents for downloading or printing, links to online information, as well as resources and video clips. Click on the headings below to access the materials.

Area Review Guidance for LEPs and local authorities
27 March 2017

Area Review Guidance for LEPs and local authorities

Guidance on the role of LEPs, combined authorities and local authorities in area review process.

DevoNext Resources Hub
27 March 2017

DevoNext Resources Hub

Local Government Association hub, providing resources on relevant legislation, combined authorities, directly elected mayors, devolution deals, City and Growth deals and engaging citizens in devolution

English Devolution Deals
27 March 2017

English Devolution Deals

This National Audit Office Report offers update on the 10 devolution deals agreed, plus 34 proposals received by Cities and Local Growth Unit to September 2016

The Long-term Implications of Devolution and Localism for FE in England
27 March 2017

The Long-term Implications of Devolution and Localism for FE in England

AoC Report on the findings of research by AoC and the Centre for Skills Knowledge and Organisational Performance around potential impact and benefits of devolution

Launch of Community Learning reform survey
10 February 2017

Launch of Community Learning reform survey

This message asks you, as a directly-funded provider in receipt of an SFA Community Learning allocation, to please complete an on-line survey to give an assessment of your progress in implementing the Community Learning reform agenda. ...Read more »

Decision-makers meet learners
27 January 2017

Decision-makers meet learners

A guide to holding a ‘decision-makers meet learners’ event as a way of engaging local commissioners and decision-makers and generating an understanding of the contribution community learning can make to their agendas.

Notes – Commissioning
27 January 2017

Notes – Commissioning

A summary of the discussions from round tables looking at commissioning approaches that improve the learning offer for disadvantaged groups.

Curriculum co-design
27 January 2017

Curriculum co-design

A guide to introducing a co-design approach to developing a curriculum for disadvantaged groups.

Notes – Curriculum development
27 January 2017

Notes – Curriculum development

A summary of the discussions from round tables looking at curriculum development to meet the needs of disadvantaged groups.

Capacity building – notes
27 January 2017

Capacity building – notes

A summary of the discussions from round tables looking at capacity-building of voluntary and community organisations.

The adult learning landscape: an overview
27 January 2017

The adult learning landscape: an overview

Presentation by Jon Gamble, Director of Community Learning Reform, Skills Funding Agency at the NIACE/L&Q summit for housing and homelessness organisations, October 2013.

Barriers for disadvantaged groups
27 January 2017

Barriers for disadvantaged groups

A stimulus paper providing background information for those attending the seminar.

The policy context
27 January 2017

The policy context

Presentation by Nicolette Divecha, Assistant Director, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

Community learning and disadvantage
27 January 2017

Community learning and disadvantage

Presentation by Jane Watts, Programme Manager, NIACE.

Progress update: Kent CLT
27 January 2017

Progress update: Kent CLT

Progress update on Kent CLT in March 2013 demonstrating a considerable focus on partnership working.

Progress update: West of England CLT
27 January 2017

Progress update: West of England CLT

Progress update on West of England CLT including descriptions of neighbourhood planning exercises designed to shape future provision of community learning.

CLR workshop: Partnership snapshots
27 January 2017

CLR workshop: Partnership snapshots

Snapshot of the partnership approach adopted by 3 of the CLT pilots.

CLR workshop: Sheffield CLT Squid model
27 January 2017

CLR workshop: Sheffield CLT Squid model

Description of the partnership model adopted by Sheffield CLT.

CLR workshop: Partnership key messages
27 January 2017

CLR workshop: Partnership key messages

Key messages from CLT pilots’ experiences of working in partnership.

West of England CLT Partner Pledge
27 January 2017

West of England CLT Partner Pledge

West of England Community Learning Trust created a ‘Partner Pledge’ to engage local organisations and businesses in Community Learning. Over 150 partners made a pledge, ranging from neighbourhood organisations and housing associations to major companies such...Read more »

Pilot workshop 4: Birmingham CLT
27 January 2017

Pilot workshop 4: Birmingham CLT

Describes the characteristics, progress and future opportunities for the partners involved in Birmingham CLT.

Pilot workshop 4: Derby CLT
27 January 2017

Pilot workshop 4: Derby CLT

Presentation describes the extensive community engagement activity undertaken by Derby CLT Handout – questions used in community of inquiry Also includes a You Tube Video of Derby Festival of Adult Learning

Pilot workshop 4: Exeter Trust in Learning
27 January 2017

Pilot workshop 4: Exeter Trust in Learning

Describes how Exeter Trust in Learning uses volunteers as a key tool in their community engagement activities.

Pilot workshop 3: Your Say Your Way
27 January 2017

Pilot workshop 3: Your Say Your Way

Includes description of Your Say Your Way neighbourhood governance model.

Pilot features
27 January 2017

Pilot features

Provides an overview of each pilot’s main features as described in their original application including: themes, operating model, plan to be accountable to local communities, and approaches to impact.

Pilot workshop 5: Cambridgeshire Community Learning and Skills Partnerships
27 January 2017

Pilot workshop 5: Cambridgeshire Community Learning and Skills Partnerships

Contains details of how this well-established district partnership model works in practice at local level.