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Creating inclusive learning environments and experiences

Considerations to enable participation in learning

Recipe for Success - Wirral Metropolitan College (WMC)

Image showing the cover of Wirral Metropolitan College 'Cooking up a storm' report

This page contains  additional information from Wirral Metropolitan College (WMC) as part of the Recipe for Success e-resource

How do we help people with mental health difficulties succeed in learning?

Earlier this year eight further education providers took part in projects to  help people who experience mental health problems progress from discrete provision to wider learning opportunities.  Barnet College, City College Birmingham, Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service, Our Celebration in York, Stockport College and Swarthmore Education Centre in Leeds all focused on identifying specific teaching and learning strategies that might help progression; Blackpool and the Fylde College examined staff development as a tool to support progression and the College of North West London ident

Securing quality in learning and skills for people who have experience of mental health problems - a summary checklist

A checklist of quality standards, linked to Common Inspection Framework outcomes, that research has demonstrated can lead to the best possible outcomes for people who experience mental health problems.


Disability Alliance now provides some of Skill's support and information for disabled students

The closure of Skill, the National Bureau for Students with Disabilities, in April was formally marked at a recent reception in the House of Lords. Although Skill isn't returning in its previous form,  BIS is now supporting the Disability Alliance to fill part of the gap that closing Skill has left.   

Back on Track Current Learners' Stories (2010)

This second Back on Track video from the Highbury College/Headspace partnership in Portsmouth includes interviews with:

New NIACE survey finds disabled learners at risk

Following concerns earlier this year from learning providers , NIACE conducted a survey to establish a clearer picture of changes in provision for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and  entitlements to learn and planned changes in eligibility for automatic fee remission.

Back on Track: Using the QCF to fund provision for students with mental health difficulties

Using the QCF to fund Mental Health Projects - supporting students with mental health difficulties

Powerpoint presentation given at the AOSEC Learner Support Services (IAG) Network meeting at West Kent College on 10.5.2011.

This presentation is part of  the LSIS/Highbury College/NIACE initiative to further support young people and adults with mental health difficulties in further education.

The Take Ten People in the North East Project

What is this project about?

The Take Ten People Project (2010-2011) was part of a wider regional strategy, funded by the North East Mental Health Development Unit (NEMHDU), to improve the progression and employment prospects of people with experience of a mental health condition.  

New Q4S website for disabled students in post-16 education

Launched this summer, we thought you'd like to know about Q4S. It's a new website: https://qatrain4students.wordpress.com/ for disabled students in post-16 education that provides advice on:

Skills Funding Agency website

Link to the Skills Funding Agency pages on the Gov.UK website. The SFA is one of two successor agencies to the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) which ceased on 31st March 2010. It is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.The SFA funds skills training for further education (FE) in England. It supports over 1,000 colleges, private training organisations, and employers with £3.7 billion of funding each year. 



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