Provides early stage evidence of progress on establishing Community Learning Trust pilots.
In August 2012, after a review and national consultation, BIS introduced new community learning policy objectives and launched 15 Community Learning Trust (CLT) pilots to test different approaches in the planning, delivery and funding of community learning.
This report presents early evidence of progress using information collected between September and December 2012. It provides a broad overview of the set up of the CLTs, the different structural approaches adopted and looks at 3 important areas of development:
- partnership working
- engagement and delivery
- financial strategies
The evaluation is being undertaken by an external consortium, TNS-BMRB, RCU and CfL. A summary evaluation report was published in summer 2013 and provides examples of the most effective community learning approaches to support the wider implementation to the sector.
For further information, please see:
- New Challenges, New Chances: Next Steps in Implementing the Further Education Reform Programme which sets out the new aims and objectives for community learning
- Skills Funding Statement 2012 to 2015 which states that all BIS funded community learning providers must deliver the new objectives and the approaches piloted by the Community Learning Trusts from August 2013
- NIACE’s Community Learning Trust which will include further information as it becomes available