L&W seek RARPA case studies

7 February 2017

Traineeship programme

Learning and Work Institute would like to speak to providers in England who use Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA), following changes to the Adult Education Budget (AEB).

Recent flexibilities allowed in the AEB mean there is more potential for adult learning to be delivered through non-regulated (non-accredited) provision.

Intended to support progression, non-regulated learning can often be more appropriate in content and relevance than regulated qualifications. RARPA is an essential part of ensuring its quality.

L&W will produce 5-6 case studies of innovative use of RARPA by March 2017.

We are particularly keen to hear from:

  • ‘non-traditional’ providers now using or considering using non-regulated provision with RARPA e.g. those whose provision in recent years has been mainly or entirely regulated qualifications; providers not in receipt of a Community Learning budget
  • Providers using non-regulated provision with RARPA to support locally identified skills needs e.g. non-regulated provision to develop learners’ skills in a particular technical or vocational context
  • Providers who can demonstrate how RARPA sits within their overall quality assurance and improvement processes

If you are interested in taking part in a short interview to develop a case study of your use of RARPA in non-regulated provision, please e-mail kashif.mirza@learningandwork.org.uk by Monday 20th February 2017.