ECA Eastern Region Meeting

Opportunity to discuss latest BIS consultation on Informal Adult and Community Learning – 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 ‘New Challenges, New Chances: Next Steps in Implementing the Further Education Reform Programme’.


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:


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.white@e-c-a.ac.uk or phone 01603 464937.


For more information and documentation on the ‘New Challenges, New Chances: Next Steps in Implementing the Further Education Reform Programme’ consultation visit www.bis.gov.uk/Consultations/fe-and-skills-new-challenges-new-chances?cat=open.


Date Added: September 13th 2011