This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Highlights innovative practice Family Learning Impact Fund providers adopted in order to increase take up and progression in family learning
This report provides a short informal summary of the Family Learning Impact Fund (FLIF) programme. The programme ran over a three year period from 2008 to 2011, with 136 learning providers taking part. It aimed to widen family learning opportunities through increasing take-up and improving progression and achievement.
This summary paper gives examples of partnership working and other innovative approaches developed through FLIF. These should help learning providers to implement community learning reforms. The new community learning objectives require providers to use effective local partnerships to plan and deliver learning. They also reflect the potential for family learning to help some of our most troubled families turn their lives around, and equip parents and carers to support and encourage their children’s learning.
For further information please see:
- ‘New Challenges, New Chances: Next Steps in Implementing the Further Education Reform Programme’ sets out the new aims and objectives for community learning
- ‘Skills Funding Statement 2012 to 2015’ 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
- ‘Spotlight on Community Learning’ includes updates on policy developments and the Community Learning Trust pilots
- The Skills Funding Agency’s Community Learning webpages gives information and resources for providers
- NIACE’s Community Learning Trust webpages gives additional information on progress during the pilot and implementation phases