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.

European Agenda for Adult Learning
25 April 2018

European Agenda for Adult Learning

On behalf of the Department for Education and the European Commission for the European Union’s Agenda for Adult Learning, we are delivering a programme of work which spans the following themes: Adult Basic Skills, Young Adults...Read more »

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: The impact of adult learning across the UK
20 April 2018

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: The impact of adult learning across the UK

Since 2015, as part of our work for the European Agenda for Adult Learning, L&W and its partners across the UK have been researching and discussing the impact of adult learning. We have done  this through the...Read more »

Evaluation of Liverpool City Region Youth Employment Gateway
13 April 2018

Evaluation of Liverpool City Region Youth Employment Gateway

This report sets out findings from the evaluation of the Youth Employment Gateway (YEG), an ambitious initiative to reduce youth unemployment across the Liverpool City Region. YEG was aimed at young people aged between 18 and...Read more »

Evaluation of Community Based English Language (CBEL) provision pilots
14 March 2018

Evaluation of Community Based English Language (CBEL) provision pilots

This report sets out findings from the evaluation of pilots of Community Based English Language (CBEL) provision, a randomised control trial commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The CBEL intervention was aimed...Read more »

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.

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 »

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.

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.

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.

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