ERIC Number: ED380584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Flexible Access to Vocational Qualifications. Second Edition. Revised and Updated.
Pursaill, John; Potter, Mary
This guide is designed to explore how British further education colleges can open up their vocational programs to the whole community and to describe the sort of strategic planning necessary to achieve flexible access. Chapter 1 discusses the content and purpose of the handbook. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the new framework for vocational qualifications in the United Kingdom, details main elements, and raises issues on access and credit accumulation. Chapter 3 illustrates flexible delivery methods and issues that arise in their use by drawing on developing practice in a range of vocational areas. In chapter 4, five college case studies show a range of strategies for planned change towards an open access and learner-centered system. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Students, College Credits, Community Colleges, Educational Certificates, Educational Innovation, Flexible Scheduling, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Nontraditional Education, Prior Learning, Strategic Planning, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, England, United Kingdom (9.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).