The NIACE CLT support programme is supporting community learning trusts to pilot the development of strategic approaches and ways of working that reflect the Government's Community Learning aims and objectives: New Challenges, New Chances Further Education and Skills System Reform Plan: building a world class skills system, BIS, Dec 2011.
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Worcestershire County Council's Libraries And Learning Service Launch Worcestershire's Community Learning Trust (4 June 2013).
NIACE Community Learning Trust (CLT) Support Programme
NIACE is running a support programme throughout the pilot phase to assist each of the 15 community learning trust pilots in developing strategic approaches and ways of working to deliver new community learning objectives.
What are we aiming to achieve?
How will we do this work?
The CLT support programme offers:
Who is this work for?
The CLT support programme will be of benefit to all successful pilot applicants. You can find further information about the 15 Community Learning Trust pilots below:
Non-CLT pilots in your area
What is coming next?
Additional CLT workshops will be held between May - July 2013 for CLT pilots and the wider sector on the following themes:
Community Learning 2013-14
The government believes that Community Learning is a vital part of the lifelong learning continuum. New Challenges, New Chances published by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills in December 2011, confirmed the continuation of Community Learning funding and highlighted its purpose as enabling the delivery of learning that meets local needs, promotes social renewal and maximises social and economic well-being.
From 2013/14 all providers receiving Community Learning funding from the Skills Funding Agency (direct contractors) will be expected to use that funding in a way that meets the vision and principles set out in New Challenges, New Chances, the Skills Funding Statement (December 2011) and the Skills Funding Agency’s Funding Rules.
Community Learning 2013-14 Briefing Events
These events provided information on the Skills Funding Agency’s expectations and requirements of the providers in the delivery of Community Learning in 2013/14, as well as opportunities to hear from the Community Learning Trusts that piloted new approaches to Community Learning during 2012/13.
Tuesday 4 June national event (Manchester)
Wednesday 5 June national event (London)
Monday 10 June national event (Birmingham)
Monday 24 June regional event (Yorkshire and Humberside)
What have we accomplished to date?
Community Learning Resources
What is (or will be) the impact of this work?
The findings of the NIACE CLT support programme, combined with the full EQIA and the external evaluator’s report, will provide a sound evidence base to inform the next stage of implementation.
For more information please
If you have an enquiry about the Community Learning Trust Pilots that is not covered in the FAQs, please email: email@example.com