The recent Government consultation for post-19 further education, Outcome-based success measures, appears to spell a movement away from performance being measured by graduate numbers and level of qualifications, to a system of assessment based on what happens to learners after they leave the institution. In fact, the consultation makes it clear that the new system should be in place by 2016.
What will this mean for the sector? In a nutshell, it means that colleges are going to have to get much better acquainted with the skills needs specific to their local and regional labour market — the most likely destinations of students who learn at their institution.
To go through the ramifications of this in more depth, we have published a White Paper looking at what the Government’s outcome-based criteria means, why the use of local Labour Market Information (LMI) is key, and how LMI can be used by both colleges and learners to produce better outcomes.
You can access our White Paper on this crucial topic by clicking on the image to the right.
If you would like to discuss this issue in more depth, please contact Andy Durman at firstname.lastname@example.org