Raise achievement in Literacy, Language and Numeracy.
The Regional Achievement Programme for Literacy, Language and Numeracy
This project has now finished. Details about the project can be found below.
The Regional Achievement Programme, co-ordinated through NIACE, has supported the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and other agencies, primarily local Learning and Skills Councils in their work by engaging with providers and policy makers and other stakeholders, including learners, to support regions to enhance Literacy, Language and Numeracy (LLN) provision and policy implementation.
What are we aiming to achieve?
How will we do this work?
The Programme operated through regional events, advocacy, and support to promote good practice, identify issues for managers and practitioners, and feedback regional issues to central government. A number of publications have resulted out of the programme to support the development of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy.
Who is this work for?
When will we do this work?
The Regional Achievement Programme (RAP) ran between 2004 and 2010.
What is coming next?
NIACE will continue to promote best practice in Literacy, Language and Numeracy.
Despite the exceptional achievements of the Skills for Life strategy, there is widespread concern about the continuing lack of LLN skills among a large proportion of the UK workforce in comparison to other EU countries. There remains a significant number of adults with the need to develop their LLN skills, especially from the most disadvantaged groups. The challenge ahead is to improve the LLN skills of even more adults, especially those with the least developed skills and the fewest opportunities in learning, employment and life. NIACE will continue to advocate for enhanced learning opportunities to meet these needs.
What have we accomplished to date?
The scope and impact of the programme has been phenomenal - Regional Achievement Dialogue events have successfully engaged the post-16 sector in dialogue, linking emergent policies, practices and research likely to influence ongoing work in each region which in turn has been shared with BIS.
The Regional Achievement Programme has allowed BIS to be aware of how policies are having an impact on the ground - to identify the good and effective practice of the field enhanced by other NIACE LLN work from a range of sources; to hear when the implementation presents challenges for practitioners as professionals but, more importantly, for the learners with whom they work; and where appropriate to indicate solutions to these issues.
The summary report considers what has been achieved, the impact of the programme at a regional and national level, and looks to the future - what still needs to be done. It provides a snapshot of some of the main activities and the networks that NIACE has organised and promoted to support the development of achievement in adult literacy, language and numeracy.
What is (or will be) the impact of this work?
The Regional Achievement Programme has: