The findings report from Phase Two of the review of further education teacher and training qualifications has been released (Monday 7 January).
LSIS has been working with the FE and Skills sector to shape the review of teacher and trainer qualifications that has been taking place this autumn.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) asked LSIS to conduct the review. It has provided the sector with the opportunity to make sure that the qualifications will meet their needs, and help ensure that future qualifications will equip the diverse workforce of the sector to meet the needs of employers, learners and their communities.
The principal of Yeovil College, James Hampton, has been helping the next generation of college leaders to achieve their goal, with some help from LSIS.
After taking the predecessor to LSIS's Aspiring Principals programme, James has ensured that two of his vice principals have followed in his footsteps by enrolling them on the programme.
Two senior members of LSIS have received national honours in recognition of their work. The chair, of LSIS, Dame Ruth Silver, has received an honorary fellowship from the Institute of Career Guidance (ICG), and Chief Executive, Rob Wye, has received the Black Leadership initiative award for his long-standing support for the Initiative over the last 10 years.
Staff and students at two FE colleges have been celebrating after winning coveted 'Further Education Oscars' that were sponsored by LSIS.
South Devon College and Harlow College, Essex were winners of the Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Awards. South Devon College won the LSIS sponsored award for the Effective Use of Technology, and also the award for Sport in the Curriculum. Harlow College was named as the winner of the Award for Outstanding Leadership of Improvement.
The Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning has published the emerging themes from its review. The Commission has identified six themes which are:
A new guide has been created by LSIS to help providers engage more effectively in skills competition activities.
LSIS has today (Monday 10 December) confirmed that it has no alternative but to begin a managed exit from its delivery of improvement services for the further education and skills sector.
This decision is in light of the announcement that funding of LSIS by BIS will cease by 1 August 2013.
LSIS will cease delivering courses, training conferences and other support, including the provision of grants direct to providers, on a phased basis between March and August 2013.
A Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) event is being held to demonstrate to providers how they can do more with less.
The Organisational Effectiveness Conference has been designed to help providers make the most of their budgets. Delegates at this year's conference will get the opportunity to learn from peers who have made significant cost savings, hear best practice examples, find out how to implement new methods of delivery, and discover how to improve their sales and marketing skills.
College governors will be facing three major challenges in the future, according to a new guide.