Government proposes a brighter future

The
Government has promised to improve work-based learning after an independent
report claimed it is inconsistent.

Making
the Grade, by the Learning and Skills Development Agency, states that although
work-based learning is improving it is not being applied consistently around
the country and uptake could be increased.

The
report claims there is a lack of understanding of the improvement processes and
building learning capacity in the workplace. The report also calls for improved
guidance for employers and organisations to network and share good practice

Margaret
Hodge, lifelong learning and higher education minister, said: “We have put
together a robust action plan, designed to transform the quality of this
learning route and have asked the Learning Skills Council and the Audit
Learning Inspectorate to intensify their support for providers of work-based
learning.

“People
must be given the high-quality learning experience they deserve," she
added.

www.lsda.org.uk

By Paul Nelson

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