FE Reform & Improvement


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Building engagement, building futures: our strategy to maximise the participation of 16-24 year olds in education, training and work. Executive summary. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Executive summary of the Government's strategy to improve the opportunities for young people, so they can succeed in education and training and gain the skills they need to secure an apprenticeship or employment. See URN 11/1452 for the full document.

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11/1452ES15-12-2011 A4
10 Pages
Chartered status [for further education institutions] design competition. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Explains how to enter a competition for students in further education to design an innovative logo that will be associated with chartered status for further education providers. Provides the competition rules and further guidance.

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12/127420-11-2012 A4
3 Pages
Chartered status for the further education sector: proposals to create a chartered status scheme for further education institutions [consultation]. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Respond by 5:00pm on 16 January 2013. Consultation that seeks views on a proposed chartered status scheme for further education (FE) colleges and training providers. The scheme aims to help FE institutions celebrate their success, build their reputation and status, and gain recognition for what they have achieved within their communities.

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12/127520-11-2012 A4
16 Pages
Chartered status for the further education sector: proposals to create a chartered status scheme for further education institutions. [Consultation] response form. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Responses by 5:00pm on 16 January 2012. Template for responses to the consulation on creating a chartered status scheme for further education institutions (URN 12/1275).

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12/1275RF20-11-2012 A4
6 Pages
Commissioners needed for new independent panel on adult vocational learning. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Closing date for applications is 26 March 2012. Learning and Skills Improvement Service call for applications for Commissioners from across the further education and skills sectors to join an independent Commission on adult vocational pedagogy. The Commission, chaired by Frank McLoughlin CBE, aims to make recommendations to ensure adult learners receive the highest standards of teaching and training. It was announced in 'New challenges, new chances' (URN 11/1380).

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12/66513-03-2012 A4
1 Pages
Developing a guild for further education: guidance and form for financial detail required to support an outline proposal. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Costing spreadsheet with guidance to help applicants when applying to develop a further education guild. The guild is intended to provide a focal point for all FE and skills sector interests in taking forward the professionalism following the Lingfield review (interim report URN 12/670). Relates to the outline proposal application form 12/989, see also the prospectus 12/988. The closing date for applications is 14 September 2012.

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12/99031-07-2012 A4
2 Pages
Developing a guild for further education: outline proposal application form. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Form for applying to develop a further education guild by 14 September 2012. The guild is intended to provide a focal point for all FE and skills sector interests in taking forward the professionalism following the Lingfield Review (interim report URN 12/670). See 12/990 for the costing spreadsheet, and 12/988 for the prospectus.

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12/98931-07-2012 A4
5 Pages
Developing a guild for further education: prospectus. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Seeks applications to develop a further education guild by 14 September 2012. Outlines the vision for the guild and provides guidance on applying. The guild is intended to provide a focal point for all FE and skills sector interests in taking forward the professionalism following the Lingfield Review (interim report URN 12/670). See 12/989 for the application form and 12/990 for the costing spreadsheet.

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12/98831-07-2012 A4
16 Pages
Draft Statutory Instrument: The Easton and Otley College (Incorporation) Order 2012. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Draft regulation to establish a further education corporation called “Easton and Otley College” under section 16(1)(a) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

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12/88231-05-2012 A4
2 Pages
Equipping our teachers for the future: reforming initial teacher training for the learning and skills sector. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Sets out plans for reforming initial teacher training within the learning and skills sector, in order to equip teachers with all the skills they need to teach in the future. Describes the reform, working with partners, and the infrastructure, funding and timing for the reform.

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ITTREFORM105-11-2004 A4
20 Pages
Evaluation of the skills accounts trials: universal, IES and level three trials. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Report for BIS that builds on the earlier telephone surveys of skills account holders and provides an initial evaluation of specific aspects of the skills accounts trials. Focuses on the universal offer, the integrated employment and skills (IES) trial implemented in the West Midlands and the level three trial carried out in the South East and East Midlands. Provides an insight into the use of skills accounts within these three different contexts, comparing the use of skills accounts for all adults, those who may have low level skills and are unemployed, and those who are taking or planning to take a course at level three.

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10/111113-08-2010 A4
91 Pages
Fuelling potential: a blueprint for skills accounts and the adult advancement and careers service. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Describes the Government’s plans for establishing the adult advancement and careers service and skills accounts, and the core principles that will underpin the operation of the policies, how they will work, and our plans for implementation.

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10/64817-03-2010 A4
26 Pages
Further education colleges: models for success. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Sets out the range of levers and mechanisms available to the FE college sector, to enable it to respond to and meet the needs of learners, employers and the wider community.

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112-08-FE/ON31-07-2008 A4
32 Pages
Further education funding priorities and legislation reform: letter to college principals. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Letter, dated 8 December 2010, from John Hayes, Minister for Further Education Skills and Lifelong Learning, to further education institution principals. Covers further education funding priorities, legislation reform, and the consultation on skills conditionality (URN 10/1381).

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11/65619-01-2011 A4
3 Pages
Government review of tier 4 (student visa): letter to Martin Doel OBE. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Letter dated 29 March 2011 from Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science to Martin Doel OBE, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges. Sets out proposals for the reform of the tier 4 student visa to help colleges plan their future international recruitment activities.

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11/86008-04-2011 A4
3 Pages
Independent review of ICT user skills. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Report on a review by Baroness Estelle Morris on the extent to which Government policies meet the need for adult basic ICT skills in England. Looks at the progress made in enabling everyone to develop digital life skills, defined as using a computer to safely enter, access and communicate information online. Also covers the extent of the challenge that remains, and provides recommendations on how to meet this challenge.

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230-09-SK-b16-06-2009 A4
47 Pages
Letter from John Hayes to chairs of further education corporations following A Level results. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Congratulatory letter to chairs of further education corporations and their student's receiving their A Level results on 16 August 2012. Reflects on progress made following reforms in further education.

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12/109216-08-2012 A4
3 Pages
Letter from John Hayes: role of chairs of education college corporations. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Letter, dated 22 February 2012, from John Hayes, Minister for Further Education Skills and Lifelong Learning, to chairs of education college corporations. Sets out and seeks feedback on the Government's expectations on strategic governance for these institutions, as set out in 'New Challenges, New Chances' (URN 11/1380).

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12/63327-02-2012 A4
3 Pages
National Careers Council: workplan. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Overview of the National Careers Council’s proposed workplan and suggested priorities for 2012-13. This includes immediate and longer-term prioritised activities designed to inform and influence the Government’s growth strategy and social mobility agenda. The National Careers Council work to address key challenges to ensure that young people’s and adults’ progression in learning and work can be achieved in fast-changing global and national economies.

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12/99727-07-2012 A4
10 Pages
National Careers Service: 'the right advice at the right time'. Letter from John Hayes to MPs. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Letter, dated 3 July 2012, from John Hayes, Minister of State for Further Education and Lifelong Learning to MPs. Provides an update on how the government is making the new careers service accessible to those who need it through co-location and partnership working with Jobcentres and a broad range of organisations in local communities.

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12/102203-07-2012 A4
2 Pages
National Careers Service: the right advice at the right time. New challenges, new chances: further education and skills system reform plan. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Summarises the National Careers Service that the Government has introduced to ensure that young people and adults can find accurate information and advice about learning and work. The service includes a helpline giving professional advice on making choices. See the 'Further education and skills system reform plan' (URN 11/1380) for further information on the policy behind the National Careers Service.

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12/67705-04-2012 A4
18 Pages
New challenges, new chances. Further education and skills system reform plan: building a world class skills system. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Government response to consultation 'New challenges, new chances' (URN 11/1213). Sets out what the Government will financially support and the programme of work required to take forward the reform of FE and skills system for adults aged 19 and over in England. Aims to promote high-quality teaching and learning across the adult education system, to free colleges and other skills providers to allow them to respond more effectively to the needs of their communities, and to secure a fairer balance of investment. See also the skills investment statement (11/1374) and the summary of responses to the consultation (11/1384).

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11/138001-12-2011 A4
42 Pages
Online Basics pilot evaluation. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Research evaluation report by IFF Research on the Online Basics pilot learning programme. Online Basics is designed to help people who do not have basic ICT skills to help them get to grips with technology. The pilot scheme ran in five areas of England during the period January to March 2010. The evaluation is intended to inform the content, infrastructure, support and marketing of online basics prior to its national roll-out later in 2010. See also summary URN 10/1050.

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10/104915-07-2010 A4
74 Pages
Online basics pilot evaluation: summary. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Executive summary by Becta of a report on the Online Basics pilot learning programme. Online Basics is designed to help people who do not have basic ICT skills to help them get to grips with technology. The pilot scheme ran in five areas of England during the period January to March 2010. The evaluation is intended to inform the content, infrastructure, support and marketing of online basics prior to its national roll-out later in 2010. See URN 10/1049 for the full report.

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10/105015-07-2010 A4
2 Pages
Partial regulatory impact assessment. Leitch implementation plan: world class skills: implementing the Leitch Review of skills in England. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Strategic level assessment of the impact of the policies set out in 'World class skills: implementing the Leitch review of skills in England' (URN 37-07-SK/B).

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95-08-FE/ON01-12-2006 A4
14 Pages
Professionalism in further education: final report of the independent review panel. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Final report from an independent review chaired by Lord Lingfield. Makes recommendations to Government on a new framework for professionalism in further education in England within the context of Skills for sustainable growth strategy (URN 10/1274). It define how professionalism, in the absence of registration, might be characterised and supported in further education. See 12/670 for the interim report.

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12/119823-10-2012 A4
52 Pages
Professionalism in further education: interim report of the independent review panel established by the Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Interim report for an independent review chaired by Lord Lingfield. Reviews the current arrangements to regulate and facilitate the professionalism of the further education and skills workforce. Makes recommendations to Government on a new framework for professionalism in further education in England within the context of Skills for sustainable growth strategy (URN 10/1274). Aims to resolve the tensions between the Institute for Learning (IfL) and the main employer and employee representative bodies; to clarify the future position of the IfL; and to specify what needs to be done by the Government for the 2007 Regulations on further education teachers. See 12/1198 for the final report.

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12/67027-03-2012 A4
36 Pages
Report of the work of the Bureaucracy Reduction Group: August 2009 - July 2010. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Annual report for the Bureaucracy Reduction Group (BRG) for August 2009 to July 2010. BRG works to tackle bureaucracy and reduce unnecessary administrative burdens within the further education and skills sector.

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10/124130-09-2010 A4
20 Pages
Report on the consultation on extending access to careers guidance: summary of responses. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Summarises responses to the Department for Education consultation on extending access to careers guidance, carried out in 2012. Also explains the government's response, and its commitment to extend access to independent and impartial careers guidance to year 8 pupils and to 16-18 year olds in schools and colleges.

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12/129327-11-2012 A4
5 Pages
Summary of Leitch implementation stakeholder events. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Overview of stakeholder events that aimed to raise awareness of the 2006 Leitch review of skills. The Key outcomes of the events contributed towards the Government's Leitch implementation plan (URN 37-07-SK/B).

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94-08-FE/ON01-12-2006 A4
5 Pages
The quality assurance system for post-16 education and training provision: overarching framework. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

High level summary of how the quality assurance system will work, bringing together all the individual elements, processes and arrangements into a coherent framework for post-16 education and training provision.

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10/92001-04-2010 A4
33 Pages
The skills system at local level. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Provides information on how the skills system will work at the local level, showing how the further education and skills sector will regulate and manage its own activities. Following the abolition of the Regional Development Agencies, all funding for adult skills will now be routed through the Skills Funding Agency. This Agency will distribute funds to a network of quality assured colleges and training providers.

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11/94110-05-2011 A4
3 Pages