Opportunity to discuss latest BIS consultation on Informal Adult and Community Learning â€“ non members welcome.
On the 3rd October the ECA is holding an Eastern Region meeting in Norwich for its members, associated networks and interested parties to discuss and formulate responses to the current BIS consultation â€˜New Challenges, New Chances: Next Steps in Implementing the Further Education Reform Programmeâ€™.
The consultation, which consists of one overall consultation and two more detailed consultations which focus on Informal Adult and Community Learning (IACL) and Further Education loans, covers measures to:
- Provide greater freedoms and flexibilities and further reduce the burden of bureaucracy on further education and skills providers.
- Improve the quality of teaching and learning for adults.
- Strengthen further education and skills providersâ€™ capacity to offer training at higher education level.
- Review and improve basic literacy and numeracy provision for adults.
- Refocus Government support for informal adult and community learning.
- Introduce loans from the 2013/14 academic year providing access to advanced and higher level courses.
- Develop the further education landscape and shape of the sector.
The meeting will provide a space for discussion of consultation questions, in particular the associated detailed consultation on Informal Adult and Community Learning, and a chance to swap experience and knowledge of past and current practice to help inform both the ECA and other responses to BIS before the October 21st deadline.
The meeting is being held at Hotel Nelson, Prince of Wales Road, Norwich (opposite Norwich Rail Station) and is free for all attendees. Tea and coffee will be available from 9.30am onwards for a 10am start. The meeting is expected to end at 12.00pm.
To book a space please email Susie.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01603 464937.
For more information and documentation on the â€˜New Challenges, New Chances: Next Steps in Implementing the Further Education Reform Programmeâ€™ consultation visit www.bis.gov.uk/Consultations/fe-and-skills-new-challenges-new-chances?cat=open.
Date Added: September 13th 2011