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Community Learning Trust Pilots

In December 2011, we announced new aims, objectives and headline policy proposals for Community Learning in New Challenges, New Chances Further Education and Skills System Reform Plan: building a world class skills system (PDF, 3.7 Mb) . They included:

  • a new, clearer commitment to use the public funding subsidy to support access, and progression in its widest sense, for people who are disadvantaged, furthest from learning and least likely to participate.
  • the piloting of different locally-based ‘community learning trust’ models in 2012/13 to channel Community Learning funding and lead the planning of local provision in cities, towns and rural settings, with a prospectus to be published in spring 2012.

How to Apply

The Community Learning Pilots Prospectus (PDF, 3.3 Mb) was published 11 April 2012. It invites community learning providers directly funded by the Skills Funding Agency from the £210m Community Learning (previously Adult Safeguarded Learning) budget to submit applications to become part of the community learning trust pilots in 2012/13. Please see full details in the Community Learning Pilots Prospectus (PDF, 3.3 Mb) and application form (DOC, 201 Kb) .

Applications must be made using the clt. The deadline for applications is 5 pm, 25 May 2012.

Supporting documents

Community Learning has links with many other national, regional and local initiatives. Please see a selection in Links to the Wider Landscape (PDF, 77 Kb) .

Help

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NIACE will be holding 2 roadshows in May for prospective trusts that have started developing their proposals (i.e. forming partnerships and engaging at a local level to develop their model). Please see http://www.niace.org.uk/cltroadshows for further details.

Please see page 14 of New Challenges, New Chances Further Education and Skills System Reform Plan: building a world class skills system (PDF, 3.7 Mb) for the new Community Learning aims and objectives.

Paul Champion
Strategic Project Manager

Mobile: 07540 704920

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