Working Brief, no. 134, 2002, p. 12-13
Describes a pilot scheme aimed at helping people with low skills gain qualifications. It offers:
Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2002
Looking at the impact of government policy implementation at the institutional level, this book investigates the development of the UK further education sector from 1944 -1999 and identifies the processes that helped shape its identity.
Young People Now, issue 157, 2002, p. 22-23
The Learning Gateway is designed to offer tailored packages of support to young people aged 16-18 who are disengaged from education, training or employment. Young people on the scheme are allocated a personal adviser who assesses their needs and produces an individual development plan. Article describes the role of a Nottinghamshire project run by youth workers in delivering Life skills training as part of the Gateway.
Education and Skills Committee
London: TSO, 2002 (House of Commons papers. Session 2001/02; HC 561)
Finds that the government's abandoned Individual Learning Accounts (ILA) scheme was a debacle, wide open to fraud by bogus training providers. Anyone could set up as a training provider, trawl the ILA database, and submit claims for having trained any individual whose account had not already been spent. As many as a quarter of those entered on the database as having completed their training are thought to have had their accounts stolen before any training had taken place. Fraudsters also created accounts for non-existent people and offered the details for sale.
Financial Times, May 10th 2002, p. 3
The government has ruled out paying compensation to training providers ruined by the collapse of the Individual Learning Accounts scheme.
Guardian, Apr. 24th 2002, p. 11
Further education colleges are losing teaching staff to schools where the pay is better. Average lecturer salaries are £22,769 compared with £25,000 for classroom teachers.