Tag: skills

Inspire East evaluation 2007

Inspire East Evaluation 200( pdf 1203KB) – assessment of the impact of the regional centre of excellence for sustainable communities in the East of England. Follows work on the evaluation framework and baseline in 2006.

This involved research into the impact of Inspire East services (seminars and workshops, publications, website, etc) and wider influence of Inspire East on policy and practice in the region.

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Partnerships and the Learning and Skills Sector

National policy seminarPartnerships: benefits, limitations and doing it better ( pdf – 203KB) – paper commissioned by the Learning and Skills Development Agency (predecessor to the Learning and Skills Improvement Service) for a national policy seminar on 6 November 2003.

Partnership skills training in the Learning and Skills Council
Partnership skills training for the Learning and Skills Council in Kent and Gloucestershire, involving needs research, programme design and delivery, follow-up evaluation. (With Makesfive ltd).

Colleges and Partnership Working
Learning needs analysis tool, Competence and Competitiveness – Colleges and Local Economic Development ( 138KB) for Further Education Development Agency (FEDA) – now the Learning and Skills Network. Highlighted outward-looking partnership skill needs which complemented the work of the FE National Training Organisation on teaching skills. Also chapter in FEDA book, “FE – Aspects of Economic Development” (1998).

Also facilitation of joint board event (Eastleigh College and Barton Peveril Sixth Form College)

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Voluntary sector and skills

‘Mutual Advantage: Working with Voluntary and Community Organisations on Learning and Skills’ – Action research and case studies voluntary and community sector involvement in learning and skills, to help strengthen the sector’s role in partnership with Local Learning and Skills Councils. A DfES Education and Training Development Agenda project, with Hampshire, Sandwell and Wigan Training and Enterprise Councils.
South East Compact for Learning and Skills – research and development project for SE LLSCs and RAISE (the regional voluntary sector network) investigating progress being made by LLSCs and voluntary/ community sector against the key messages in the ‘Mutual Advantage’ report and facilitating the setting up of a compact and action plan relating to strategic engagement of the sector in the regional learning and skills agenda.
Voluntary Sector Skills Strategy – advice and facilitation of regional consultations on the Voluntary Sector Skills Strategy, linked to the Home Office review of Voluntary Sector Infrastructure and Capacity Building (for Voluntary Sector Skills/ NCVO).

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Skill Standards for Economic Development

Occupational Standards for Economic Development ( pdf 130 KB) report for the then Department for Education and Employment (DfEE) on four development projects which made productive use of occupational standards (standards of competence) to improve capacity for local economic development, practitioner skills and partnership effectiveness.

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Colleges and Economic Development

Competence and Competitiveness – Colleges and Local Economic Development ( pdf 138KB)  – learning need analysis tool for college staff involved in partnerships (published by the Further Education Development Agency, predecessor to the Learning and Skills Improvement Service). This highlighted outward-looking partnership skill needs, complementing the work of the FE National Training Organisation on teaching skills.

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Skills for Community Regeneration

Skills for Regeneration: Learning by Community Champions – report on research into skills needed and gained by individuals who have gained small grants through the Community Champions programme, funded by the Department for Education and Skills. The programme provided up to £2,000 to around 10,000 individuals across England between 2000 and 2007, with many projects led by these individuals targeted at disadvantaged groups, including disabled people and refugees. The programme was successful, but was one of the funding streams ultimately to be rolled into funding for Local Area Agreements. Report (RR441) and Research Brief (summary) (RB441) available for download from the Department for Education.

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