Policy Development Work: Strategic Funding Partnership

Strategic Funding Partnership

The policy development work of Learning Link Scotland is supported by Scottish Government Lifelong Learning Directorate, called the Strategic Partnership Agreement. A number of national voluntary sector organisations with adult education mission are also funded to contribute to the outcomes of the National Performance Framework.

The outcomes for our policy work:

the contributions of voluntary sector adult learning are better reflected in national and local CLD and Lifelong learning policy and strategies

the sector has formed stronger partnerships and collaborations\r\n the sector has developed processes for demonstrating impacts and outcomes

Learning Link Scotland is effective and efficient to ensure sustainability of voluntary adult learning sector

We will be representing the members on 18 groups over the coming year. This will involve listening to our members, gathering their issues, challenges and feedback to inform the groups we sit at and reporting back to them on the progress of these groupings, some of which are listed below. We would also like to hear from our members about committees or groups that we should be aware of and involved in at national level that reflects the policy context they will work towards.

Adult Literacy in Scotland (ALIS) 2020 Strategic Implementation Group (SIG)

ALIS working group on Professional Development

ALIS working group on Measuring Impact

ALIS working group on Employability (in collaboration with WEA Scotland)

The Standing Literacy Commission for Scotland

The CLD Workforce Development Group\r\n SCQF Forum and RPL Network

This year we want to create a “Policy forum” for our members. A place they can come together and discuss the issues, challenges and progress with implementing policies. We want to hear what they are doing to inform and influence policy. We will hold at least 2 meetings in the year for members and will be writing to you soon to be involved. We want these dialogues to be feedback to Scottish Government and other public bodies so they become more involved and support the work of the voluntary sector delivering adult learning. We also want to create a space where you can have a conversation with Scottish Government.

Evidencing the impact that the members make is crucial. We want to form an “Impacts Reference Group” of interested members to demonstrate the outcomes and impacts of the sector. We want to channel this evidence to Scottish Government, other public bodies and the rest of the sector.

Self-evaluation and reviewing what we do will improve our services, communication and collaborative work for and with our members and partners. We will periodically “survey members” to help inform our improvements.

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