Recommendations On Sustainability Skills for Growth

The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) has made recommendations for the further education sector in their latest research report.

Effective energy and resource utilisation; contribution to sustainable business developments; and contributing to sustainable approaches, technologies, products and services were identified as the most important skills to support the UK in transition to a sustainable economy.

Key challenges faced by Further Education and Skills training providers include capacity building, awareness raising, developing a common understanding of sustainability, top-level support and funding.

 A summary of the key points  and recommendations includes:

  • A clear and consistent message should be given to the FE and Skills sector about what is meant by sustainability and what it means for the Sector and its stakeholders.
  • Sustainability should be made an integral part of FE and skills learning providers’ policy, strategy, curriculum and operations.
  • Generic skills (often called transferable skills) are as important as industry-specific skills in transition to a sustainable economy.
  • A strong sustainability focus should be developed and embedded into the internal and external quality monitoring processes and real guidance.
  • A strong sustainability focus should be developed and embedded into the internal and external quality monitoring processes and related guidance.
  • Awarding bodies should review the qualifications’ content and expected delivery methods in order to place a greater emphasis on environmental and social developments.
  • A representative body should be identified or created to guide and support sustainability  elated activity across the sector

Read the full report Sustainability Skills for Growth.

Efficient Tracking and Reporting Systems; Learner Outcomes and Progression. 

Slides from Tor Macleod's presentation featured at LSIS project - Getting People Back Into Work best practice sharing seminar.

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