CLIF Projects Curriculum Development Approaches

The Community Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF) projects that ran from September 2012 to July 2013 offered interesting and creative learning programmes to attract different learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. The CLIF projects contain valuable lessons for community learning curriculum design. They drew on the complementary strengths, and sometimes funding streams, of community partners to develop curriculum offers that were very responsive to the social and economic needs of diverse groups and communities. Learning for both individual and community benefits were strong themes across the CLIF programme, and the skills needed to to co-create the learning were enhanced as the projects developed.