14-19 online guide

30th March 2007 at 01:00
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

www.cbediploma.co.uk

Creative and Media

www.skillset.orgqualificationsdiploma

www.creativeandmediadiploma.org

email feedback to 14-19@skillset.org

Engineering

www.engineeringdiploma.com

Information Technology

www.e-skills.comIT-Diploma1648

Society, Health and Development

www.skillsforhealth.org.uk

email diploma@skillsforhealth.org.uk

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

National College for School Leadership

www.ncsl.org.uk

Centre for Excellence in Leadership

www.centreforexcellence.org.uk

Lifelong Learning UK

www.lluk.org.uk

National Assessment Agency

www.naa.org.uk

Quality Improvement Agency

www.qia.org.uk

Training Development Agency for Schools

www.tda.org.uk

Specialist Schools Trust

www.specialistschools.org.uk

GENERAL INFORMATION

DfES, www.dfes.gov.uk14-19

General enquiries, emailAsk.DIPLOMA@dfes.gsi.gov.uk

Sector Skills Development Agency

www.ssda.org.uk

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:

www.qca.org.uk14-196th-form-schools68_2316.htm

Learning and Skills Council

www.lsc.gov.uk

Association of Colleges

www.aoc.co.uk

Linked government services: www.direct.gov.ukenindex.htm

OTHER LINKS

Tomlinson report: www.dfes.gov.uk14-19documentsFinal%20Report.pdf

14-19 Education and Skills White Paper:

www.dfes.gov.ukpublications14-19educationandskills

14-19 Implementation Plan:

www.dfes.gov.ukpublications14-19implementationplan

Leitch review of skills: www.hm-treasury.gov.ukleitch

OTHER CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT CHANGES

key stage 3: www.qca.org.uk12312.html

A-levels: www.qca.org.uk12086_16611.html

International baccalaureate: www.ibo.org

For specific inquiries about the 14-19 diplomas, tel 0870 000 2288 or email

diploma@qca.org.uk

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