So farewell then, SSCLLN: Lifelong learning unit celebrates successes

Posted by mjs76 at Jan 11, 2011 03:30 PM |
The Skills for Sustainable Communities Lifelong Learning Network has completed its work with a publication summarising its many and varied successes across the last four years.

In 2007 the SSCLLN was set up as part of a national programme of lifelong learning networks established by HEFCE, the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Hosted by the University of Leicester within our Institute of Lifelong Learning, the network’s aim was “to improve the coherence, clarity and certainty of progression opportunities for vocational learners into and through Higher Education.”

The membership was made up of 23 universities and colleges across Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland. The final report provides the following statistics:

  • 107 new courses were developed using SSCLLN funding
  • 197 employers engaged with the network
  • 300 assessor toolkits were distributed
  • 330 real opportunities were identified for apprentice progression
  • 361 progression agreements between network partners were signed and implemented
  • 1,954 members of staff developed their skills with SSCLLN support
  • 2,349 learners benefitted from curriculum developments
  • 23,264 people benefitted from improved information, advice and guidance (IAG) services

The SSCLLN officially closed on 31 December 2010. However the network's website and the resources developed by the network will remain live for a short time.

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