Community Learning Reform

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.

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: 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 »

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