London: TSO, 2003 (House of Commons papers, session 2002/03; HC585)
The Learning and Skills Council is responsible for funding post-16 learning other than higher education. Its mission is to raise participation and attainment through provision of high quality education and training. Report charts progress since the launch of the Council in March 2003.
Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 35, 2003, p.53-55
Calls on employers to influence the UK government's vocational education and training agenda through the newly created Sector Skills Councils, which operate within a national network given the umbrella title of "Skills for Business".
Working Brief, issue 144, May 2003, p.26-29
Gives an overview of the economic situation on Nottinghamshire. Shows how the work of the Adult and Community Learning Service (ACLS) is helping meet the needs of people in Nottinghamshire. The ACLS works in partnership with others to identify what learning is required and to provide it. Details the ways in which this is done.
International Journal of Applied Human Resource Management, vol. 4, 2003, p.90-109
Recent international reports have emphasised the importance of the individual continuing to develop his/her knowledge and skills to ensure his/her lifelong employability in the globalised knowledge economy. In this context, author presents a case study of the foundation degree programme for classroom assistants offered by Brancaster College. This programme offers both personal development opportunities and the chance to progress to teacher training.
A Armitage and others
Buckingham: Open University Press, 2003
New edition of this book has been revised and updated to include recent initiatives and developments in post-compulsory education including: