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Evaluation of the Pathfinder Individual Learning Accounts Initiative

Further Education Funding Council (FEFC), corp creator. (2001) Evaluation of the Pathfinder Individual Learning Accounts Initiative.

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Abstract

Summary The Pathfinder Project was a pilot Individual Learning Account scheme in the further education sector. Key aims of the resulting 30 individual Pathfinder Projects were: • widening participation in further education • widening participation through workplace learning • sustaining individual demand for learning • co-financing of learning by people and their employers. In terms of meeting overall recruitment targets, the Pathfinder scheme was not successful, with fewer than 1,900 people opening Pathfinder ILAs. However, the successful projects clearly involved many new learners, and to that extent were successful in addressing the widening participation agenda. This report draws out important findings relating to good practice, which are of value in the implementation of ILAs more generally. Six case studies of successful projects are included as an annex.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Further Education Funding Council
Depositing User: Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 11:16
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 18:36
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/3633
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