Community Learning Reform

Pilot workshop 5: Liberate (Aspire Sussex)
27 January 2017

Pilot workshop 5: Liberate (Aspire Sussex)

Describes a CLT model with 26 partners where learners and LEPs are ‘company members’ which empowers them to make decisions and to engage more with the local community.

Pilot workshop 5: Sunderland City Council
27 January 2017

Pilot workshop 5: Sunderland City Council

Presentation describes a CLT model underpinned by community learning forums as a key tool for community engagement. Handout – progress update March 2013.

Community Learning Partnerships Work in Birmingham – case study by the Birmingham Community Learning Trust (CLT)
27 January 2017

Community Learning Partnerships Work in Birmingham – case study by the Birmingham Community Learning Trust (CLT)

The case study describes a collaborative approach between the Birmingham Adult Education Service, Further Education colleges and voluntary sector partners to planning community learning in Birmingham. It sets out the processes used and describes the achievements...Read more »

CLT pilot evaluation report
27 January 2017

CLT pilot evaluation report

Interim progress report of CLT pilots.  Contains a chapter on Partnership Working, Engagement and Pound Plus which includes several case studies.   Partnership working and community engagement will be explored further in the final report.

Pilot workshop 5: Adult Learning Shared Services Project
27 January 2017

Pilot workshop 5: Adult Learning Shared Services Project

Presentation describes the findings of the SFA’s shared services and efficiencies projects in local authority adult learning services. Handout contains details of 8 Challenge Fund projects and 2 Pathfinder projects, all based on partnerships of local...Read more »

Overall summary report
27 January 2017

Overall summary report

This report presents the findings of a short project undertaken by NIACE between to investigate how Community Learning reform was being implemented locally in the first year of full, national policy roll-out.  It provides a snapshot...Read more »

Partnership – Top Tips
27 January 2017

Partnership – Top Tips

This document has been developed by NIACE drawing on the experience of the CLT pilots and other relevant NIACE work. 

BIS case studies
27 January 2017

BIS case studies

Supplement to BIS FE and Skills Newsletter.   Sections on Partnership Working and Planning, Widening and Increasing Participation and Support for Policies across Government contain a number of case studies demonstrating successful partnership working and community engagement.

RCU/LEAFEA case studies
27 January 2017

RCU/LEAFEA case studies

Six case studies demonstrating a range of approaches to Pound Plus”

CLIF Project handbook
27 January 2017

CLIF Project handbook

Checklists prepared for CLIF projects on ways to get the most out of partnerships:

Community Learning and Health ‘How To’ Guide
27 January 2017

Community Learning and Health ‘How To’ Guide

This guide sets out to help providers of Adult Education understand the strategic and operational opportunities for working in partnership that are now available following the transfer of some Public Health functions from the NHS into...Read more »

Community Engagement: Thinking Points and Start Point Questions
27 January 2017

Community Engagement: Thinking Points and Start Point Questions

This document has been developed by NIACE drawing on the experience of the CLT pilots and other relevant NIACE work.

CLT Pilot Volunteers: Exeter Trust in Learning
27 January 2017

CLT Pilot Volunteers: Exeter Trust in Learning

Presentation describing the structured approach to supporting and developing volunteers used by the Exeter College-led Community Learning Trust pilot.

Case Study: Havering Community Learning Champions
27 January 2017

Case Study: Havering Community Learning Champions

Havering Community Learning Champions (CLC) programme is funded by Havering Adult College from its Community Learning budget, and delivered in partnership with HAVCO, the Havering Council of Voluntary Services.   The programme is successfully embedded within, and...Read more »

Case Study: Morley College Volunteers
27 January 2017

Case Study: Morley College Volunteers

Morley College has developed a successful scheme that involves volunteers in supporting Community Learning in a range of classroom-based roles.  Since its inception in 2011, the scheme has had a focus on providing high-quality training and...Read more »

Case Study: Slough Workers’ Educational Association
27 January 2017

Case Study: Slough Workers’ Educational Association

Slough WEA involves volunteers in a wide range of classroom-based and related roles to support delivery of its targeted provision.  This case study shows how providing structured and tailored support for volunteers, which enables them to...Read more »

Case Study: Swindon Community Learning Partnership
27 January 2017

Case Study: Swindon Community Learning Partnership

Volunteering is central to Swindon Community Learning Partnership’s approach to community engagement.  It is one of the key ways in which adult community learning contributes to delivering the wider strategic priorities of Swindon Borough Council (SBC). ...Read more »

Case study key messages 2015
27 January 2017

Case study key messages 2015

This short report summarises key messages from a suite of four case studies on volunteering in community learning developed by NIACE in 2015.  It highlights the increasingly important role that volunteering plays for providers in the...Read more »

Community Learning Champions National Support Programme
27 January 2017

Community Learning Champions National Support Programme

Website providing access to a wealth of resources, information and support targeted at organisations working with volunteers in community learning contexts, including: toolkits for co-ordintators and volunteers; training materials; case studies, national register of initiatives; useful...Read more »

Community Learning Champion Toolkits
27 January 2017

Community Learning Champion Toolkits

Two toolkits providing practical, accessible information, advice and resources for CLC co-ordinators and volunteers themselves, developed by the CLC National Support Programme.

Community Learning Champion Register
27 January 2017

Community Learning Champion Register

Register of active schemes and Community Learning Champions, providing national recognition and status for the role of volunteers in community learning.

Community Learning Champions and Lone Young Parents Guide
27 January 2017

Community Learning Champions and Lone Young Parents Guide

Materials designed specifically to support volunteers in community learning to work with lone young parents.

Volunteering England good practice bank
27 January 2017

Volunteering England good practice bank

Generic information, links and downloadable resources to support organisations wishing to involve volunteers in their work.  (NB some parts of the site are members-only).

Peer volunteering and learning in communities: volunteering in local Community Learning partnership plans
27 January 2017

Peer volunteering and learning in communities: volunteering in local Community Learning partnership plans

This paper provides a snapshot of the place and role of volunteering in the plans for Community Learning that are being developed bypublicly-funded providers and their partners at local level. The findings provide an indication of...Read more »

Union Learning Centre Directory
27 January 2017

Union Learning Centre Directory

Unionlearn’s Union Learning Centre Directory, including information on centres open to the community.

Timebanking UK website
27 January 2017

Timebanking UK website

Information, advice and resources to support individuals and groups to set up local Timebank volunteering initiatives.

Workplace Learning Advocates
27 January 2017

Workplace Learning Advocates

Website of national initiative supporting volunteer learning champions in non-unionised workplaces, with information and resources both for volunteers and employers including free online training, case studies and local networks.

Age UK Digital Champion resources
27 January 2017

Age UK Digital Champion resources

Resources to support volunteer digital champions working with older people, included to suggested activities to engage learners.