`Policy in your Pocket` Bulletins

The TSNLA produces a monthly policy briefing called Policy in your Pocket. It contains summary information and links to everything that is going on in the world of adult education policy and funding, plus details of free resources and opportunities for development.

The current Policy in your Pocket briefing is the July 2017 issue. In this issue you will find:

Adult learning (including an article by Martin Doel; survey results on barriers to adult learning; and an opportunity to respond to a call for evidence on post-school funding)

The Taylor Report 

Apprenticeship News (including the APPG annual report; assessment problems; employer levy registration problems; IPPR Four Bold Steps)

Skills Devolution (Local Government Association proposals)

More on Social Mobility (two reports and a survey)

Skills Survey (CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey)

Poor numeracy still a problem (including the National Numeracy report and survey; government review results of 16-18 maths)

Other news in brief (including government updates; popularity of independent providers; financial woes at Ofsted; Justine Greening’s Skills Army; Labour proposals on loans and learning; under-spent 6th Form education budgets; Festival of Learning)

Focus on Funding, Resources & Events (including the Society for Education and Training (SET) membership; free online Prevent modules; Reading Well; Star Dash Studios for National Numeracy; Learning at Work Week 2018; Kings Fund Cascading Leadership programme; Prisoner Learning Alliance conference and awards; Edge Foundation guide to grant funds)


To read previous issues of the Policy in your Pocket Briefing, please select below:

June 2017: Including Post-Election – what’s happening?; Adult Learning – budgets and figures; Apprenticeship News; Social Mobility Reports; Other news in brief; Focus on Funding, Resources & Events

May 2017: Including Election special – what do the parties say?(includes adult & FE, work & benefits, and ESF); Delay to the AEB budget allocation; Campaign to replace ESF; OECD Skills Divide Report; Charities in conflict with Apprenticeships; Apprentice levy goes live; Other news in brief; Focus on Funding, Resources & Events

April 2017: Including Hello to the new ESFA; General Election implications; Response to the Industrial Strategy; Apprenticeships; Adult Education news; Spotlight on older workers Other news in brief; Focus on Funding, Resources & Events

March 2017: Including Brexit and ESF; Spring budget; Digital Strategy & Entitlement; Employment changes from April; Review of the Industrial Strategy; Apprenticeships; Save Adult Education Campaign; IfG Report on Education; New challenges for Ofsted; SFA and EFA merger; Other news in brief; Focus on Funding and Resources

February 2017: Including More on the Adult Education Strategy; ESOL Strategy needed; Job Centre Plus Update; More on the Industrial Strategy; Opportunities around Institutes of Technology?; IPPR Adult Skills Report; Adult Education Procurement; Apprenticeships and diversity; Other news in brief; Focus on Funding and Resources

January 2017: Including New Year’s Honours; Minister Responds to TSNLA letters; What to look out for in 2017; Skills in the Industrial Strategy Consultation; Demands for Adult Education Strategy; Adult Education Procurement; PAC warnings on “high risk” devolution plan; Apprenticeships – lots of developments; Rural Learning Opportunities; Other news in brief; Focus on Funding and Resources

December 2016: Including The Autumn Statement; Ofsted Annual Report; Area Review Report; Functional Skills; Apprenticeships PAC Report; Focus on Funding and Resources; Other news in brief  

November 2016: Including the Autumn Statement; WEA Impact Report launched; Local Area Reviews – get prepared; IPPR Report on Earning & Learning; IPPR Report causes spat between AoC and AELP; “Year of Mental Health” for college education; City & Guilds report on the skills agenda; New Report challenges Apprenticeships reforms; Technical and Further Education Bill; Focus on Funding and Resources; Other news in brief   

October 2016: Including Adult Education contracts terminated for Third Sector providers; Local Area Reviews - new guidance; Brexit - European funding guarantees and implications for FE; Digital Skills to be offered for free – but no new money to pay for it; Devolution and localism - a guide; Government listens to sector concerns over Apprenticeships; ESOL Strategy; The importance of employability skills; Developments in Careers services; Focus on Events, Funding and Resources; Other news in brief   

September 2016 Including Lord Sainsbury's Skills Plan; Devolution and Localism - why you should care; Local Area Reviews and college mergers; Apprenticeships; events, funding and resources; other news in brief

July 2016: Including  Brexit implications; Lord Sainsbury’s Skills Plan; SIR Data Opportunity; Devolution and localism; Apprenticeships; All Party Parliamentary Report on Adult Education; and Theresa May’s New Departments and Minsters.

June 2016: Including Brexit; Area Reviews; Devolution and localism; Digital Skills; Apprenticeships; Traineeships; FE and Training Sector Workforce Data; ESOL