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Welfare Reform on the Web (April 2008): Education - UK - training

Local Employment Partnerships

D. Gibbons and others

Working Brief, Feb. 2008, p. 9-13

Local Employment Partnerships are a 'deal' between government and employers aimed at getting disadvantaged people off benefits and into work. The government, through Job Centre Plus and its training partners, undertakes to prepare disadvantaged people for employment. On the other hand employers with vacancies give these people a fair shot at the job through their recruitment processes, interviews, work placements, work trials and mentoring. Once a vacancy is identified a range of support options are made available for individual candidates through their Job Centre Plus personal advisers. These include practical pre-employment training, in-work training and mentoring. This special supplement introduces the scheme and shows how it works through a series of case studies.

Teaching and learning in further education: diversity and change. 3rd ed.

P. Huddleston and L. Unwin

London: Routledge, 2007

Further education colleges now deliver education and training to more students than any other institutions in the post-compulsory sector. This book provides a practical guide to teaching and learning within the context of the changing FE environment and addresses the diverse nature of the curriculum. This new edition contains fully revised material on FE funding, curriculum, assessment and teacher training to present the most up-to-date picture of further education in the UK. Drawing on a considerable research base, this book places FE teaching and learning in its social, economic and political context. Topics covered include: the changing context, structure and funding of the FE sector; the nature and range of FE students and staff; teaching and learning strategies; the assessment and recording of achievement; continued professional development; and support available to FE teachers.

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