A wealth of information, tips and advice is available from the leading bodies working in partnership to create the 14-19 diplomas. Most of this is now available on the web from a range of government and non-departmental organisations, employer groups, sector skills councils and professional education training organisations.
Further information on the history, background and current developments, which show how the diplomas relate to wider curriculum and assessments issues post-14 are also available.
Much of this builds on the 2004 Tomlinson report on 14-19 reforms, advice from the Learning and Skills Council and subsequent reports such as the Leitch review of skills in the UK for 2020.
Whether you are a parent, practitioner, employer or adviser, the following information sources will be helpful.
SPECIALIST DIPLOMA WEBSITES
Construction and the Built Environment
Creative and Media
email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Society, Health and Development
National College for School Leadership
Centre for Excellence in Leadership
Lifelong Learning UK
National Assessment Agency
Quality Improvement Agency
Training Development Agency for Schools
Specialist Schools Trust
General enquiries, emailAsk.DIPLOMA@dfes.gsi.gov.uk
Sector Skills Development Agency
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, www.qca.org.uk
www.qca.org.uk17046.html (link to diploma information)
www.qca.org.uk14-19 (14-19 site)
QCA Working with Employers leaflet:
Learning and Skills Council
Association of Colleges
Linked government services: www.direct.gov.ukenindex.htm
Tomlinson report: www.dfes.gov.uk14-19documentsFinal%20Report.pdf
14-19 Education and Skills White Paper:
14-19 Implementation Plan:
Leitch review of skills: www.hm-treasury.gov.ukleitch
OTHER CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT CHANGES
key stage 3: www.qca.org.uk12312.html
International baccalaureate: www.ibo.org
For specific inquiries about the 14-19 diplomas, tel 0870 000 2288 or email