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Numeracy, literacy and ESOL: evaluation of entry and level 1 awards (National report from the Inspectorate 1998-99)

Further Education Funding Council (FEFC), corp creator. (1999) Numeracy, literacy and ESOL: evaluation of entry and level 1 awards (National report from the Inspectorate 1998-99).

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Abstract

During the past 20 years a range of awards has been developed to meet the demand for external validation of students’ achievements. Since the introduction of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (the Act) there has been a particularly sharp increase in the use of external awards to accredit the achievements of students wanting to improve their literacy and numeracy, and those wishing to improve their spoken and written English. It is often mistakenly thought that external awards are necessary to meet the requirements of schedule 2 of the Act, to secure funding from the Further Education Funding Council (FEFC), and to meet the requirements of colleges’ own information systems. Most students now study for an award. This inspectorate national exercise was devised to evaluate those awards which are frequently used at entry level and level 1 in numeracy, literacy and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) and to judge the impact of these qualifications on the curriculum, teaching and learning, and on students’ achievements.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Further Education Funding Council
Depositing User: Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2011 08:28
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 18:33
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/3453
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