Adult Vocational Learning: Could you be a Commissioner?
A new independent Commission into Adult Vocational Learning run by three public-sector agencies is looking to gain an understanding of what outstanding vocational teaching and training looks like - and to understand the barriers to achieving it.
There has not previously been a review like this, so the impact it can have on future adult learners in order to gain access to the very best vocational teaching and learning will be significant, say the organisations involved in overseeing the Commission.
The Commission is being run in a partnership between the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) with support from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The Commission is chaired by Frank McLoughlin CBE, City and Islington College principal.
If you are on a vocational course and are willing to share your experiences to inform the work of the Commission then you can consider applying to become a Commissioner. The organisers have stated that the contributions of learners are vital to the success of the project in understanding the voice and views of adult vocational students.
Alongside this, they say, becoming a Commissioner will provide participants with a unique and impressive experience.
There is however a very short deadline of Monday 26th March. The application pack is available from the LSIS website and provides information on the kind of commitment expected from applicants.
The final findings and recommendations of the Commission are due to be published in spring 2013.