Research and analysis

Community Learning Trust pilot evaluation report: set up stage

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.

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Published 22 March 2013
Last updated 27 September 2013 + show all updates
  1. Added link to Community Learning Trust pilot summary evaluation report (published 27 September 2013).
  2. First published.