Community Learning resources website refreshed

2 April 2014

The Community Learning resources websitelaunched last September by NIACE, on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency – has been refreshed to reflect a number of improvements following consultations with providers.

Originally developed to help adult learning providers understand and adapt to the 2013/14 Community Learning reforms, the website gave registered users the chance to access all resources, join mailing groups and discussion forums, receive e-mail alerts about news, and provide feedback on the resources available.

Carol Taylor, NIACE Director for Development and Research, said:

“The website has proven to be very popular, boasting over 125 different resources, and attracting almost 700 registered users that represent over 500 providers across the country. As we have developed and added more content over time, we have also consulted with providers to enhance the overall user experience. We hope that the positive changes we have strived to make are clearly reflected in the refreshed site, launched today.”

The refreshed website:

  • Is mobile responsive
  • Has a search function
  • No longer requires registration
  • Allows users to share resources easily

Jon Gamble, Director of Community Learning Reform at the Skills Funding Agency, said:

“In a few short months the Community Learning Reform website has become both a valued and valuable primary source of information for providers and other organisations involved in this type of learning activity across England. But we knew it could be improved by listening to the many organisations and individuals who regularly visit the site. The Agency is therefore delighted to announce, with NIACE, that the site has now been completely refreshed and reinvigorated to reflect this important user feedback. What quickly became an essential resource for all Agency funded Community Learning providers and anybody with an interest in the Community Learning reforms just got a whole lot better.”