ERIC Number: ED355443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Training Credits: The Implications for Colleges.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
By 1996, Training Credits (TCs) will be available to all 16- and 17-year-olds leaving full-time education or training in Britain. They are funded by the transfer of resources that would otherwise be paid to technical colleges for part-time provision for this age group and through resources allocated for the Youth Training program. The aim of TCs is to empower learners to purchase training appropriate to their needs and stimulate a competitive and responsive training market. Evidence from the first round of TC schemes is that young people think TCs are much better than Youth Training, and many did not know they were TC holders. Young people need opportunities to develop skills necessary for empowerment and to explore the concept. Colleges must provide a curriculum and services that enable them to be flexible, accessible, and responsive. College provision must be effective, attractive, accurately costed, and competitively priced. Training and Enterprise Councils are responsible for the design and implementation of local TC programs. Involvement of college personnel and other providers in design, marketing, and collaboration with other key players will contribute to development of coherent systems and processes. Development is important to help staff understand the underlying intentions of this program. Colleges need to have efficient systems in place to enable them to claim full payment for TCs and to meet administrative requirements. (Nineteen key questions are appended as a checklist for colleges.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Marketing, National Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Publicity, School Choice, Staff Development, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Personnel Services, Technical Institutes, Training Allowances, Vocational Education, Youth, Youth Programs
Further Education Unit Information Centre, Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)