Provides key findings from the Community Learning Trust pilots' evaluation. BIS research paper number 137.
In August 2012, after a review and national consultation, BIS introduced new community learning policy objectives. BIS also launched 15 Community Learning Trust (CLT) pilots to test different approaches in the planning, delivery and funding of community learning.
This report draws on information collected between September 2012 to May 2013. It summarises key findings and lessons from the pilots during this short period of time, in order to help the wider community learning sector implement both the Community Learning objectives and the new approaches to deliver these from August 2013.
The report covers:
- the set up of the Trusts
- partnership working
- engaging disadvantaged learners
- Pound Plus (income generation)
- conclusions and lessons for the sector
A further more detailed report is expected in autumn 2013.
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