Community Learning Reform

Public health framework
26 January 2017

Public health framework

This website lists the documents and outcomes for the public health framework.

Overall summary report
26 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 »

Colleges in their Community
26 January 2017

Colleges in their Community

These two reports, produced as part of the Colleges in their Community Inquiry, are of interest in realtion to curricula development and approaches to local area planing of adult learning.

Localism in plain English
26 January 2017

Localism in plain English

The plain English Guide to the Localism Act.

My Community Rights website
26 January 2017

My Community Rights website

This website covers the community rights under the localism act and explains in accessible language with case studies.

NIACE (2012) Local accountability for adult learning and skills: a community perspective
26 January 2017

NIACE (2012) Local accountability for adult learning and skills: a community perspective

Focuses on the experiences of local community organisations working with Kirklees Council, which commissions its community learning provision locally as part of a long-term strategy of capacity-building in the local community.

RCU/LEAFEA case studies
26 January 2017

RCU/LEAFEA case studies

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

NIACE (2013) Curriculum for difficult times
26 January 2017

NIACE (2013) Curriculum for difficult times

Shows how providers, working in different local contexts, have developed a new curriculum. The work of these projects was based on the assumption that in difficult times the learning and skills curriculum will have to become...Read more »

Family Learning Inquiry
26 January 2017

Family Learning Inquiry

The resources below were created as part of the NIACE Inquiry into Family Learning that was launched in October 2012 to gather new evidence of the impact of family learning, to develop new thinking and to...Read more »

Developing a locality approach to strategic planning for community learning
26 January 2017

Developing a locality approach to strategic planning for community learning

A co-ordinated approach to strategic planning from providers and other relevant local organisations and employers is essential to plan a cohesive, inclusive and locally focused learning offer across an area. This guidance highlights the main factors...Read more »

Growing Community Learning provision and increasing participation
26 January 2017

Growing Community Learning provision and increasing participation

This Case Study focuses on how, since 2010, Hampshire County Council (HCC) has planned major growth in community learning provision and enabled greater participation and impacts across the county. It will also highlight the strategic imperatives...Read more »

Using Resident Data to Plan Curriculum and Marketing Campaigns
26 January 2017

Using Resident Data to Plan Curriculum and Marketing Campaigns

This case study describes a process of using population segmentation data to plan a bespoke curriculum and improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of marketing. Relevant documents are available separately.

A Curriculum for Difficult Times
26 January 2017

A Curriculum for Difficult Times

This report shows how providers, working in different local contexts, have developed a new curriculum. The work of these projects was based on the assumption that in difficult times the learning and skills curriculum will have...Read more »

CLIF Projects Curriculum Development Approaches
26 January 2017

CLIF Projects Curriculum Development Approaches

The Community Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF) projects that ran from September 2012 to July 2013 offered interesting and creative learning programmes to attract different learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. The CLIF projects contain valuable lessons for community...Read more »

Training parents of children with special needs to support other parents of children with special needs
26 January 2017

Training parents of children with special needs to support other parents of children with special needs

This case study describes a project funded by West Berkshire Council’s Community Education Fund which aims to support local organisations to deliver community learning to targeted groups.

Family Learning
26 January 2017

Family Learning

Family Learning Inquiry

Family Learning Impact Fund
26 January 2017

Family Learning Impact Fund

This document contains examples of interesting practice case studies collected from projects using the Family Learning Impact Fund.

A Dynamic Nucleus
26 January 2017

A Dynamic Nucleus

This report of the Independent Commission on Colleges in their Communities addresses the strategic role colleges can play in their communities.  The content which includes leadership, governance, local planning, partnership working and community curriculum is relevant for...Read more »

Hull Training and Adult Education- Greenway Dads’ Group case study
26 January 2017

Hull Training and Adult Education- Greenway Dads’ Group case study

This case study describes a Dads’ club developed  to attract male family members and support them to succeed in family learning.  This case study outlines some of strategies that helped make this a successful men’s learning...Read more »

Community Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF) – A report by NIACE for the Skills Funding Agency
26 January 2017

Community Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF) – A report by NIACE for the Skills Funding Agency

Leadership and GovernanceThis research report sets out the key achievements of the Community Learning Innovation Fund, which NIACE managed on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency in 2012-2013. The curricula, teaching and learning approaches, achievements and...Read more »

Use of webinars to upskill volunteers in a rural area
26 January 2017

Use of webinars to upskill volunteers in a rural area

This case study describes a webinar programme developed and supported by West Berkshire Council’s Community Learning Service working in partnership with the Community Council for Berkshire (CCB).  The webinars are part of a range of initiatives...Read more »

Tools for creating your own interactive course content
26 January 2017

Tools for creating your own interactive course content

Creating interactive content is a great way to engage learners.  There are many ways to do this using all kinds of software and online tools. To get a professional result, it sometimes pays to use an...Read more »

Luton Adult Learning: Your Say, Your Way Case Study
26 January 2017

Luton Adult Learning: Your Say, Your Way Case Study

This case study describes an adult learning programme offered by Luton Adult Learning that supported residents to take an active and informed part in a council community led planning and budget allocation initiative.  

Asset Transfer Programme – Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council (Sustainable Neighbourhood Services)
26 January 2017

Asset Transfer Programme – Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council (Sustainable Neighbourhood Services)

This case study describes the contribution that adult learning has made to developing the skills of local residents to support them to take over community assets in their area as an alternative to closure in the...Read more »

Outcomes Star
26 January 2017

Outcomes Star

Suite of tools for supporting and measuring change when working with people in different contexts.

A Guide to Measuring Social Impact
26 January 2017

A Guide to Measuring Social Impact

An introductory guide that explains the principles underpinning social impact measurement and provides simple, practical guidance on how to approach it.

SROI Network
26 January 2017

SROI Network

Information and resources, including the SROI Guide for organisations and initiatives considering undertaking a Social Return on Investment Analysis

The Public Services (Social Value Act) 2012
26 January 2017

The Public Services (Social Value Act) 2012

A brief guide to how the Act is likely to change things and how it should work in practice.

Wider outcomes planning and capture tool
26 January 2017

Wider outcomes planning and capture tool

Planning tool, outcomes framework and guidance developed by NIACE to support community learning providers to identify and capture the difference their work makes for learners and others.

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