Learning and Work Institute

The Learning and Work Institute is ‘an independent policy and research organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion.’ It is the organisation that has replaced the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) and the Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion.

They have resources on their site including guidelines on Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA) quality assurance for non-regulated provision under the Adult Education Budget.

“The RARPA Cycle has been modified to ensure it can act as a robust quality monitoring system which can be used by providers to demonstrate quality improvement and assurance of their nonregulated provision in line with the requirements set out in the AEB funding rules.

“RARPA has developed since 2002 as a method of ensuring quality improvement, primarily for provision in adult and community learning and in provision for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities. Going forward, RARPA has a critical role to play across all locally designed provision in the changing context of funding and commissioning. It is fundamental in capturing and measuring outcomes agreed and commissioned locally.

Find out more.