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1 ILT Strategies in the Learning and Skills Era March 2001

2 Overview The LSC and its mission Funding and data collection ILT strategic implications for colleges

3 Learning to Succeed 1 April 2001 LSC: 47 LLSCs and ALI FEFC (9 regional offices) 68 TECs & TSC

4 Vision for the LSC The Learning and Skills Council should make a significant contribution to upskilling the nation, increasing the employability of individuals, and securing the competitiveness of the UK… David Blunkett Secretary of State for Education and Employment

5 John Harwood - Our Goals Increase participation Improve achievement Encourage non-participating individuals to take up learning Improve quality

6 Our Remit Young People: Achieve at least a level 2 qualification Adults: Increase the demand for learning Build on the work of the Skills Task Force Raise standards

7 How? A comprehensive approach to bring together all strands of post-16 education including schools, colleges, work-based training organisations and adult learning into: a single funding and planning system at both national and local level

8 ILT Investment Estimated colleges expenditure – £ 170+ million! Includes £ 20 million from central funding Standards fund

9 Central FE ILT Funding £ million Direct to colleges25 Networking services11 Materials, information, etc. 6 Total42

10 ILT Funding Local learning materials £7,200 MLE software licences up to £20,000 IT equipment up to £22,000 LAN infrastructure up to £20,000 Account for by July 2002

11 Change Factors for Student and staff pressures for more/better IT Dramatic rise in internet traffic Growing demands for (expensive) learning materials

12 Central ILT Funding £ million xx yy Announcement in ????

13 Funding e-learning Fund learners (not programmes) Vary with size of programme Recognise different programmes costs Recognise disadvantage

14 Data Collection ISR being converted to ILR from Contain around 80 fields - 10 exclusively work based learning (WBL) In –ACL pilot –eligibility changes affect Qualifications Database –stable Learner Information Suite

15 Data Collection Consultation Feasibility study Destination data feasibility study

16 New Sector - New World Pivotal role for e-learning Every college a beacon Every college a centre of excellence White paper implications

17 Strategic implications for colleges - Working with the Local LSC Planning Development Contracts Service delivery Quality improvement Financial propriety Local learning partnerships

18 Strategic implications for colleges - Use e-learning as a driver to: –increase skills levels –raise standards –improve recruitment and retention –make FE life fun for all learners –explode e-learning into the community

19 Strategic implications for colleges - Collaboration Driven by education considerations not by technology Local learning partnerships Local learning materials development National collaboration in specialist areas Share ILT strategies? Common staff development - Standards Fund?

20 Synthesis e-learning at the centre of college and community life the college as a real learning hub for the community The future is bright - the future is e-learning

21 and so to

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