Infographic: Assessment of Unit Delivery Trials

During 2011 - 2012 about 80 training providers took part in trials of unit based learning, the effectiveness of this has recently been evaluated in a new Department for Business for Innovation & Skills (BIS) report.

Unit based learning consists of 'bite sized' credit based courses. These credits can be transferred and accumulated towards a 'full' qualification within the Qualifications & Credit Framework (QCF); allowing a more flexible way to learn.

( What is the QCF? For more information about the QCF see our guide Explaining the QCF for 2012/13)

Check out our brand new infographic summarising the key points and findings.

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Read the full report Unit delivery trials: assessment of learner benefits 

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Skills & Employability Review Issue 1


Launching the Skills & Employability Review

Our new monthly newsletter will bring you out pick of the past months further education and skills news.

Here is the first Issue of the Macleod Associates Skills & Employability Review. Every month we will bring you highlights of the top news, articles and reports from the FE and skills sector.


  • The Missing Link Between Education & Employment
  • Is Careers Advice Getting Worse?
  • Skills for Life Survey Infographic & much more

Read the online version here

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Highlights From the AoC Conference 2012


The Association of Colleges (AoC) Conference and Exhibition 2012 was attended by over 1,800 further education and skills professionals this year. In case you missed the event we have collaborated with the AoC to create an infographic of the twitter buzz (#aocannual12).

One of the biggest talking points has been Vince Cable's announcement of a £400 million boost to colleges. To read the full speech as well as other main speeches visit the AoC website.

Highlights from the conference:

FE News has interviewed some of the keynote speakers, here are the highlights:

Kim Thorneywork, Interim Chief Executive Skills Funding Agency on Demand Led Systems: watch interview

Rob Wye, LSIS CEO on the Commission Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning: watch interview

Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the Developments on Earn and Learn: watch interview

Richard Banks Talks Career Change and Employability

Paulette Edwards talks to Richard Banks on BBC Radio Sheffield about how to use online resources to improve your employability and find work.

Listen online on BBC Radio Sheffield (skip to 20mins into clip)

What is the QCF: Explaining Changes For 2012/13

All you need to know about the Qualifications and Credit Framework The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is here to stay and has all but taken over from the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). So what do colleges and training providers need to know? What exactly is the QCF and how will plans for streamlining the Adult Skills Budget affect you?


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