Digest 3

DIGEST of recent communications and publications received by NAEGA

Through membership of sister organisations and materials sent to us by members, NAEGA receives regular information from far and wide. This Digest is an attempt to make some of this information more widely available for members.

National Audit Office Report on ILAs

Yet another report finds that the DfES were negligent in their management of the Individual Learning Account Scheme in England. At the time the scheme was terminated by the Secretary of State £273.4m had been spent compared to a budget of £199m. See www.nao.gov.uk/publications/nao-reports for executive summary.

Cutting Edge II : learning from research into career learning, decison making and deveolment

This three day conference (28-30 April 2003) on guidance research is now calling for papers. Summary proposals at 200 word length (max) should reach by 30 Nov 2002. Conference details are on CRAC website at www.crac.org.uk

NIACE Annual Report and Accounts 2001-2002

NIACE (of which NAEGA is a member and our President Judy Alloway is a member of the NIACE Executive Committee) reports a 38% rise in activity over the year and reports a surplus. The Annual Report is a good way of finding out about the range of activity undertaken by NIACE. For details of all NIACE publications and activities see www.niace.org.uk

UCAS Conference (jointly with CRAC, AGCAS and CSU)

What do graduates do? will be held at the Holiday Inn, London Bloomsbury on Wed 20th November. Details from

CRAC/NICEC Conference

Careers Education: getting to grips with new relationships will be held at le Meridian Russell Hotel, London on Friday 29th November. Details from www.crac.org.uk

IAG Partnerships National Forum

Over recent months, the IAG Partnerships National Forum has been formed. The Forum consists of representatives from regional groupings of IAG coordinators. The terms of reference for the IAG Partnerships National Forum are:

1. The Forum will comprise IAG Partnership managers/coordinators from regions aligned with the Regional Government Office boundaries

2. The Forum will seek to establish a regular meeting with national LSC

3. The Forum will act as a channel of communication on national issues, between regional IAGP groupings, the national LSC and other relevant organisations

4. The Forum will be part of the consultation process on national IAG issues.

5. The Forum will promote at a national level, the value of the provision of IAG services for adults which relate to learning and work.

The Regional contacts are:

South East


East Anglia

East Midlands

West Midlands

North West

South West

Yorks & Humberside

North East

To be announced

Digest 3 prepared by Jonathan Brown.
November 2002