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.

European Agenda for Adult Learning
25 April 2018

European Agenda for Adult Learning

On behalf of the Department for Education and the European Commission for the European Union’s Agenda for Adult Learning, we are delivering a programme of work which spans the following themes: Adult Basic Skills, Young Adults...Read more »

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: The impact of adult learning across the UK
20 April 2018

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: The impact of adult learning across the UK

Since 2015, as part of our work for the European Agenda for Adult Learning, L&W and its partners across the UK have been researching and discussing the impact of adult learning. We have done  this through the...Read more »

Evaluation of Liverpool City Region Youth Employment Gateway
13 April 2018

Evaluation of Liverpool City Region Youth Employment Gateway

This report sets out findings from the evaluation of the Youth Employment Gateway (YEG), an ambitious initiative to reduce youth unemployment across the Liverpool City Region. YEG was aimed at young people aged between 18 and...Read more »

Community Learning Trust Pilots: Prospectus 2012/13
26 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
26 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
26 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

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