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Welfare Reform on the Web (September 2001): Education - UK - Training

DEMAND-LED EDUCATION AND TRAINING

D Boyer

Working Brief, May 2001, p.14-15.

Article looks at the government agenda to improve the quality and relevance of work-based learning. It looks at how the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) together with the Employment Service, inheriting Work-based Learning for Adults, can bring some consistency to post-16 training delivered by employers.

REPORT CALLS FOR ACTION TO TACKLE AGEISM

Working Brief, May 2001, p.3.

Summarises the findings of the Quality and Performance Improvement Dissemination Unit (QPID) report on Training Older People. It recommends that monitoring age diversity in programmes be part of a written policy. It also suggests that a greater proportion of funding for Work-based Learning for Adults should be related to on-programme provision so that the programmes can be more tailored to individual needs.