Community Learning Reform

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 »

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 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.

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.

Learning Clubs and Groups
27 January 2017

Learning Clubs and Groups

Information and resources providing step-by-step support for volunteers wishing to set up and run self-organised community learning activities.

Learning Together
27 January 2017

Learning Together

Guide for facilitators of community learning, including volunteers, targeted at those without formal teaching qualifications and covering a wide range of roles.

Sheffield Digital Outreach Trainers (DOTS) website
27 January 2017

Sheffield Digital Outreach Trainers (DOTS) website

Materials and resources for volunteer digital champions, including bite-size tutorials, developed through the Making IT Personal project with Sheffield Adult and Community Learning Service.  Registration needed to access training materials, but you do not have to...Read more »

Volunteering in Community Learning Partnerships
27 January 2017

Volunteering in Community Learning Partnerships

Report of a short research project carried out by NIACE with five local Community Learning partnerships, to explore the role of  volunteers and volunteering in their proposals.  The findings provide a snapshot of the sector’s current...Read more »

Shared services bulletins 4 and 5
26 January 2017

Shared services bulletins 4 and 5

Bulletins summarising lessons learnt from 2012/13 shared services in adult learning projects.

Different models of delivery
26 January 2017

Different models of delivery

Although not directly relating to diversifying funding, different business models can increase financial flexibility.

Shared services
26 January 2017

Shared services

A summary of publications on shared services in colleges and local authorities – their contribution to financial efficiencies and the costs associated with establishing shared services.

Pound Plus in practice – volunteering
26 January 2017

Pound Plus in practice – volunteering

Example of CLT and volunteering in Blackburn with Darwen – Youtube presentation on how volunteering delivered Pound Plus and aligned with the Council’s priorities.

WEA Pound Plus Research
26 January 2017

WEA Pound Plus Research

The WEA has undertaken research to quantify the additional income and savings that the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) generates in an academic year over and above the direct funding from the Government via the Adult Skills...Read more »

Exploring other funding streams
26 January 2017

Exploring other funding streams

Handout from CLT workshop on exploring other funding streams

Pound Plus in practice – using engagement to develop in-kind contributions
26 January 2017

Pound Plus in practice – using engagement to develop in-kind contributions

West of England CLT used a ‘Partner Pledge’ to engage new 150 new partners who provided in-kind contributions . Derby CLT used a learning festival to engage new learners but the festival also lead to new...Read more »

Pound Plus in practice – fee strategies and cross-subsidisation
26 January 2017

Pound Plus in practice – fee strategies and cross-subsidisation

Two  presentations – Cumbria and Solihull CLTs – illustrating approaches to fee strategies and cross-subsidisation.

Pound Plus data collection tool
26 January 2017

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...Read more »

Pound Plus Summary
26 January 2017

Pound Plus Summary

Summary of Pound Plus definitions & template used by CLT pilots to record Pound Plus activity.

Pound Plus in practice – developing new markets
26 January 2017

Pound Plus in practice – developing new markets

Example from Kent  CLT of using market analysis to develop new provision and increase direct income.

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