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 October 2017 issue. In this issue you will find:
· Adult learning update
· Apprenticeships & social mobility
· Autumn budget and ESF
· Conservative Party conference
· EPI/Pearson report on post-16 reforms
· Other news in brief (including Opportunity to get involved in offender learning contract; Last chance to get involved in the Functional Skills consultation; Nesta report on The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030; Update on Learndirect; Behavioural insights to improve English and maths; Employers still happiest with independent training providers; FE Student Loans changes; AoC calls for DfE civil servants with experience of FE)
· Focus on Funding, Resources & Events (including TSNLA/ETF Continuing Professional Development Bursary Scheme; Education and Training Foundation (ETF) resources; Free resources from NCVO for third sector organisations; Digital Champions training offer; Free conference on post-Brexit priorities; European adult learning resources; And a final tribute to Jane Slowey
To read previous issues of the Policy in your Pocket Briefing, please select below:
September 2017: Including Adult learning turmoil (Adult Education Budget crisis; the Learndirect controversy; loans, and AEB devolution); Apprenticeship News (RoATP; social mobility; non-levy tender chaos); Ageing population & digital skills reports; Hearing the learner voice; Party conferences report; Last Area Reviews published; Brexit and FE; Other news in brief (including ETF, FE Workforce skills and Functional Skills Surveys, an Opportunity to work with Offender Learning, the fall in number of disadvantaged learners, funding for workplace skills, TES Awards for adult community learning, the new Education Select Committee, T-Level support on offer, Festival of Learning Awards, new funding for returners to work, a new Chief for the ESFA, Lord Halfon questions value of employer perspectives survey, and the Learning and Work Institute’s plan for the Chancellor’s budget; and Focus on Funding, Resources & Events (including The Society for Education and Training (SET) membership, Education and Training Foundation (ETF) resources, TSNLA/ETF Continuing Professional Development Bursary Scheme, Free online Prevent training modules, Promotional materials for young adult carers, and Edge Foundation guide to grant funds.
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;
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