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Projects & Initiatives
- Basic Skills for Inclusive Learning
Basic Skills for Adults with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities started in October 2000. The project's aim was to support tutors and others who are helping adults to learn literacy and numeracy skills. Its name became shortened to BASIL (Basic Skills for Inclusive Learning).
- Curriculum 2000
During the lifetime of the last government the Secretary of State for Education set out priorites for educational reforms to raise standards. Curriculum 2000 introduced in September 2000 a range of new and revised qualifications at advanced level.
- Centres of vocational excellence
The CoVE programme has been set up to address the need for vocational skills. One of it's four objectives is to establish 400 CoVEs in the Further Education and training sector by 2006, which, as a network, create a strategic distribution of high quality centres, taking account of local, regional, sectoral and national needs.
- Education Action Zone
EiC Action Zones (previously known as small zones) are one of the six key strands of the Excellence in Cities (EiC) initiative. Excellence in Cities is designed to address the educational problems of the major cities where standards have been low for too long. EiC Action Zones enable local partnerships to target action and develop innovative and radical solutions, to raise educational standards in zone schools.
- New Opportunities Fund
Providing funding for charities and the voluntary sector and health, education and the environment.
- Teachers' Pension (TPF -Fund/TPS - Scheme)
- Teachers Pay Initiative
- Youth Cohort Study
The Youth Cohort Study (YCS) is a series of longitudinal surveys that contacts a sample of an academic year-group or "cohort" of young people in the spring following completion of compulsory education and usually again one and two years later. The survey looks at young people's education and labour market experience, their training and qualifications and a range of other issues, including socio-demographic variables.