ERIC Number: ED367831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Good Practice in Continuing Vocational Education: Buildings/Capital Investment. UCACE Occasional Paper No. 11.
Percy, Keith; Withnall, Alexandra
A study assessed the extent to which the availability of appropriate teaching/training and residential facilities determined current and future levels of activity in continuing vocational education and training (CVET) provision in British universities. Thirty-five of 62 British universities responded to a questionnaire. Six site visits were made to institutions using purpose-built or purpose-adapted facilities. Findings indicated a very wide range of facilities for use in CVET courses. Availability of primary-use and suitable facilities for CVET enabled a university to compete more successfully in the CVET market. A significant minority of British universities had or were committing themselves to having primary-use, purpose-built teaching and residential facilities for CVET on or near a campus site. Lack of residential facilities was perceived as a factor in some universities' capacities to develop more CVET provision. Respondents having purpose-built or adapted facilities were satisfied with them. Respondents in most universities recognized availability of appropriate teaching and/or residential facilities as a limitation on current CVET provision. All universities looked to expansion of CVET in the near future. Most respondents recognized availability of suitable facilities as fairly important to expansion plans. (Six case studies describe the universities according to accommodation. The questionnaire is appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education and Science, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Universities Council for Adult and Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)