Institute of Education


The UCL Institute of Education contributes to post-16 education and training programme

22 February 2017


The IOE's Centre for Post-14 Education and Work is delighted to work with the Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) Technical Skills National Programme.

Professor Ann Hodgson, Co-Director of the Centre for Post-14 Education and Work is a member of the Programme's Steering Group.

Led by the Association of Colleges, the programme aims to promote and enhance the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in post-16 education and training.

Speaking of her involvement with the Programme, Professor Hodgson said:

"The further education sector faces considerable challenges in implementing the demands of the Post-16 Skills Plan for high quality technical education involving extended periods of work placement.

"This project aims both to provide support for this new context and, as its title implies, to highlight and disseminate outstanding teaching, learning and assessment. I very much look forward to shaping the project's development as a member of the Steering Group."

The Programme will run throughout 2017 and fund 20 projects across England. It will focus on supporting the development of teaching practice and building stronger links with employers, with the aim of working towards outstanding provision in the sector for all students on technical routes.

The Education and Training Foundation is funding the programme.