New case studies and CLT achievements and challenges

11 February 2014

We have recently added new content to the Resources section of the website:

In the Curriculum Development section:

Hull Training and Adult Education – Greenway Dads’ Group case study describes a Dads’ club developed to attract male family members and support them to succeed in family learning.  This case study outlines some of strategies that helped make this a successful men’s learning group, who not only worked towards learning new skills themselves, but also worked with their own children in the classroom in English and maths learning activities.

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council (Sustainable Neighbourhood Services) Asset Transfer Programme case study describes the contribution that adult learning has made to developing the skills of local residents to support them to take over community assets in their area as an alternative to closure in the context of local government cuts.

In the Diversifying Financial Strategies section:

Learning Trust Pilots: Top 3 Achievements, Top 3 Challenges and Successful Pound Plus strategies
Following the completion of the piloting stage, representatives of the Community Learning Trust Pilots were invited to join BIS, Agency and NIACE at the Celebration Event held in November 2013 in Birmingham.  The purpose of the day was to celebrate achievements and to share information, experiences, and challenges; give BIS, Agency, NIACE and the pilots the opportunity to reflect on the lessons learned; and think about the best and most effective ways to disseminate CLT pilots’ expertise over the coming months to the other 303 lead providers of community learning now engaged in implementing the reforms.  In advance of the event, the CLT pilots were asked to prepare posters that captured the following:

– Top 3 achievements;
– Top 3 challenges;
– The percentage increase in learner numbers achieved over the course of the pilot phase; and
– Pound Plus strategy, or strategies, that were successfully developed