JISC RSC London is pleased to announce that two bids in the region, City Lit and Orchard House (part of a consortium of Independent Specialist Colleges) are to receive funding for new learning resources, methods and expanding opportunities in post-16 learning.
The winning projects – managed by JISC Advance and funded by BIS – will run throughout 2012-13.
A total of 32 successful bids were chosen representing all countries of the UK and all aspects of the FE and Skills sector including work-based learning, adult and community learning, colleges and specialist providers. They also involve 90 partners and numerous local links.
The FE and Skills Development and Resources programme managed by JISC Advance was launched earlier this year in response to the Government’s pledge to improve learning across the UK – ‘New Challenges, New Chances’ report. There is a total of £1.4m to fund the projects. The bids specifically had to focus on one of four areas:
- Innovative uses of technology
- Improving the learner experience
- Improving organisational efficiencies
- Making better use of existing resources.
Guy Lambert, Managing Director of JISC Advance commented: “We received an unprecedented number of bids which demonstrates how important technology is for the future of post-16 teaching and learning. JISC Advance is delighted to be leading this essential piece of work, making a significant impact to the FE and Skills sector.”