HEFCE has welcomed an evaluation of Lifelong Learning Networks (LLNs) which shows the programme has achieved well against its objectives, and has improved progression opportunities for learners on vocational programmes into and through higher education.
The evaluation report by SQW found that:
The report recommends that institutions, both those who took part in the programme and those who did not, should seek to build upon and embed the wealth of good practice developed through the networks.
The LLN programme was established in 2004. The role of LLNs is recognised as important to developing relationships with partner institutions that enable them to deliver programmes of activity enhancing the coherence, clarity and certainty of opportunities for vocational learners.
'Summative evaluation of the Lifelong Learning Network programme'