Policies, Guidance and Research

Policy, funding and guidance documents

This page provides links to all the relevant 2013/14 Community Learning policy, funding and guidance documents produced by the Skills Funding Agency and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). To read the evaluation of progress on CL reforms, see pages 72-76 of the Evaluation of the ‘New Challenges, New Chances’ Further Education and Skills Reform Plan’.

Policy
New Challenges, New Chances, published by BIS in December 2011, provides the policy context for the Community Learning reforms being introduced in 2013/14 (see pages 13 and 14.)

The Agency’s letters to Community Learning providers in February 2013 set out both the policy drivers and their expectations of providers in receipt of Community Learning budgets. There are two versions of the letter - one for Community Learning Trust pilots and the other for all other Community Learning providers.

Funding
2014/15 Funding Rules

The relevant section for Community Learning of the Skills Funding Agency’s Skills Funding Rules can be found here.

For reference the 2013/14 Funding Statement links are retained below.

The 2013/14 Skills Funding Statement published by the Agency in December 2012 sets out the requirements for providers in receipt of Community Learning budgets. Pages 13 -14 refer specifically to Community Learning provision.

More information about obtaining funding can be found on the GOV.UK community learning page.

Guidance for providers

Youtube video of a presentation by Jon Gamble, Director of Community Learning Reform.

Community Learning Trust Pilots: Prospectus 2012/13
26th January 2017

Community Learning Trust Pilots: Prospectus 2012/13

This document outlines the objectives and vision of Community Learning Trust Pilots.

Publication of CLT Pilot Evaluation Report
26th January 2017

Publication of CLT Pilot Evaluation Report

The external evaluation report from the Community Learning Trust Pilots is now available to download from the BIS website.

Community Learning Reform Implementation report on survey findings
26th January 2017

Community Learning Reform Implementation report on survey findings

The purpose of the Community Learning (CL) Reform Implementation Survey was to provide a sector-led, bottom-up analysis of providers' self-assessed capacity in terms of implementing and embedding the Community Learning Reform agenda