ERIC Number: ED401397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Adults and GNVQs.
Developing FE (FEDA Report), v1 n4 1996
This document is intended for further education colleges in the United Kingdom wishing to extend their General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ) provision to adults, extend their adult students' options for accreditation, or review the suitability of different qualification routes for adults. It presents information about the development of GNVQ delivery for adult students that was gathered during a 1994 study of the feasibility of offering GNVQs to students aged 19 years or older who are not interested in pursuing higher education. Presented first are brief overviews of the various government-approved certification methods and the research project on which this document is based. In the next two sections, reasons for offering GNVQs to adults are examined and GNVQs are compared with other qualifications. Strategies for marketing GNVQs to adults and recruiting adults to GNVQs are examined in section 4, and guidelines for organizing GNVQ provision for adults are provided in section 5. Section 6 discusses selected aspects of designing GNVQ learning programs (induction programs, teaching strategies, core skills, assessment, course teams, and evaluation). Concluding the document are a brief conclusion, information about the Further Education Development Agency's (FEDA) GNVQ support program for 1996-97, a list of related FEDA publications, and a glossary. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Feasibility Studies, Foreign Countries, Noncollege Bound Students, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Program Development, Reentry Students, Student Certification, Student Recruitment, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Further Education Development Agency, Publications Dept., Mendip Centre, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, United Kingdom (10 British pounds).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).