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28th February 2003 at 00:00
Success for All

Consultations will give an overview of Success for All and its place alongside other current education and training sector strategies. They complement the written consultation on implementation of the Framework for Success (Success for All Theme 4), described in Circulars LSC 0301 and 0302.

More than that, they present an opportunity for all colleagues and providers to have their say. The Learning and Skills Council wants to hear your views on Success for All and its implications for post-16 education and training.

Consultations for all providers

Please note that registration for each event will commence at 9:30, with the seminar starting at 10:00 and closing at 15:30.

Contact details only for those who want to attend: www.lewislive.co.uksuccessforall or 020 8481 2023.

Yorks amp; Humber 10 March Le Meridien Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds LS1 1PL

North East 18 March

Newcastle Race Course, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5HP North West 21 March Preston Marriott Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston PR3 5JB West Midlands 21 March Aston Villa Football Club, Villa Park, Aston, Birmingham B6 6HE East of England 25 March Hilton Norwich, Cromer Road, Norwich NR6 6JA East Midlands 28 March Hilton East Midlands Airport, Junction 24, M1, Derby DE74 2YW London 2 April Hilton London Metropole, 225 Edgware Road, London W1 1JU

South East 7 April Oatlands Park Hotel, Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9HB South West 9 April Novotel Plymouth, Marsh Mills, Plymouth PL6 8NH Consultations for work-based learning providers

These meetings include additional consultations on measures to cut red tape.

The Bueaucracy Busting Task Force, set up by the LSC in November 2001 to cut red tape in colleges, has expanded its work to cover more than 1,700 work-based learning providers funded by the council.

Sir George Sweeney, chair of the task force, says: "Work-based learning providers face the same issues of burdonsome bureaucracy as do the colleges. Many face worse problems, which the task force will tackle."

The consultations on reducing bureaucracy and Success for All listed below are for work-based learning providers only. Please select which event you would like to attend. Please note that registration for each event will commence at 9:30, with the seminar starting at 10:00 and closing at 15:30 Yorks amp; Humber 11 March 2003 Le Meridien Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds LS1 1PL

North East 19 March Newcastle Race Course, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5HP North West 20 March Preston Marriott Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston PR3 5JB West Midlands 20 March Aston Villa Football Club, Villa Park, Aston, Birmingham B6 6HE East of England 26 March Hilton Norwich, Cromer Road, Norwich NR6 6JA

East Midlands 27 March Hilton East Midlands Airport, Junction 24, M1, Derby DE74 2YW London 1 April Hilton London Metropole, 225 Edgware Road, London W1 1JU South East 8 April Oatlands Park Hotel, Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9HB South West 10 April Novotel Plymouth, Marsh Mills Plymouth PL6 8NH

Higher Education White Paper

The consultations below are designed to bring together key stakeholders including schools, colleges, universities, employers and organisations such as the local LSCs and regional development agencies.

They will give everyone the opportunity to ask questions of detail on the HE White Paper and to quiz ministers present at the event. There will also be the opportunity for you to air your views and discuss issues with your peers and other stakeholders.

All contributions will feed into the development and implementation of the White Paper proposals.

Contact details only for those who want to attend: www.lewislive.co.uk heconsultation; or 020 8481 2090 North East Newcastle 11 Mar All day Charles Clarke Newcastle Race Course East Midlands Leicester 11 Mar Margaret Hodge Leicester Race Course London London 13-Mar pm Charles Clarke Hilton Metropole Yorks amp; the Humber Leeds 19-Mar am Margaret Hodge Leeds Meridien South East Esher, Surrey 26-Mar Margaret Hodge Sandown Race Course

West Midlands Birmingham 8 Apr All day Margaret Hodge Aston Villa Football Club North West Manchester 9 Apr pm Margaret Hodge Jarvis Piccadilly

East of England Norwich 10 Apr pm Charles Clarke

Hilton

Who to contact with your response to...

Success for All

Responses to the Success for All - framework for quality and success - are invited by 25 April 2003. If you have questions about this consultation or want further copies, please contact Steve Hunter, DfES Raising Standards Unit, on 0114 259 4870; or email S4A.implementation@lsc.gov.uk

Higher Education White Paper

The period for comment will run until 30 April 2003. If you would like to send a written comment about the HE White Paper, please write to: Consultation Unit, Department for Education amp; Skills, Area 1B Castle View House, East Lane, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 2GJ or email hestrategy@dfes.gsi.gov.uk

A summary of comments will appear on the website shortly after 30 April 2003. To order priced copies of the Future of Higher Education, phone 0870 600 5522 or email orders@theso.co.uk, quoting reference number CM5735.

A summary leaflet is also being widely distributed. It is available free from Prolog from Monday 27 January 2003. Please contact Prolog on 0845 6022260 or e-mail dfes@prolog.uk.com, quoting reference number HES10A5

Useful contacts and websites

14-19 policy document

www.dfes.gov.uk14-19 Department for Education and Skills, documents on 14-19 policies, including a young person's version and link to Pathfinders project. Annexes to the main document include the timetable for change and comparisons with 14-19 education and training in other countries. See also www.dfes.gov.ukqualifications

www.connexions.gov.uk13-19 support and guidance service www.lsc.gov.uk

Learning and Skills Council, responsible for funding and planning education and training post-16 in England www.lsda.org.uk

Learning and Skills Development Agency, resources for policy and practice in post-16 education and training www.qca.org.uk

Qualifications and Assessment Authority, monitoring of qualifications, curriculum development www.realworkrealpay.info information on Modern Apprenticeships www.vocationallearning.org.uk run by the LSDA to support all aspects of vocational learning, including GNVQs, Vocational A-levels and the Increased Flexibility Programme

Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) Anne Nicholls, communications manager, 020-7297-9103 Learning and Skills Council LSC higher education programme manager Madelene King 02467-823381 e-mail:madelene.king@lsc.gov.uk

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