Duration: 08 June 2003 to 15 July 2003
|This Learning Theme will provide an opportunity for practitioners and policy-makers to work together and gain a better understanding of the issues affecting IAG provision in the region. It will consider the nature and impact of current services, where the gaps lie and the impact of these on the take-up of learning and employment opportunities. The Theme provides an important opportunity to influence the debate and help shape the future of IAG services in the region.
The Adult Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG) Programme began in 1999 following the recommendations of the Learning to Succeed White Paper. The aim of the programme was to make a consistent service, providing information and advice on opportunities in learning and work, available to all adults aged 20 or over.
Developed and implemented through local Learning Partnerships, the IAG programme brings together local IAG providers and partnerships in all areas of England. There are eight such IAG networks within the South West. Learning & Skills Councils (LSC) are responsible for securing delivery of local IAG services through contracts with lead bodies of local IAG partnerships.
In the South West, the FRESA has identified the absence of a comprehensive IAG service as a key barrier to the take-up of learning and highlights the need to examine how we can build on existing initiatives to establish a comprehensive system which is available to people in work. It suggests running a pilot in a sub-region, which may be informed by the findings of this Learning Theme. During this Learning Theme we will therefore consider:
Research briefs, summarising our research and findings, were published.