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Sussex Learning Network

Positioning the Sussex Learning Network 2016-2018

We were contracted by the Sussex Learning Network (SLN) to develop a strategy for the next 3 years.  In order to do this we:

  • Established a baseline evaluation of their existing activity
  • Provided an assessment of the likely impact of changes in the Higher Education/Further Education landscape for the Sussex Learning Network locally, regionally and nationally
  • Provided a series of recommendations about the future organisation, funding and activity of the SLN up to July 2018

This work was completed in September 2016.


CEIAG across Sussex – the provider perspective

The Sussex Learning Network (SLN) contracted us to undertake local research in the light of national policy changes regarding the delivery of Careers Education and Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) for young people in Sussex aged 12 to 18. This important piece of work is a bench marketing exercise that will provide a starting point for developing strategy and services and it is of interest to schools, colleges, universities, training providers, employers and local authorities across Sussex.

The SLN Research report, CEIAG The Provider Perspective was published in June 2014.

Information, Advice and Guidance in Sussex

In 2012/13 we were contracted to provide:

  • local, online advice and guidance about apprenticeships and how they fit with other qualifications and levels
  • information about local progression agreements that have been negotiated to ensure that young people who want to continue studying in Sussex can move on to university level qualifications
  • continuing professional development opportunities for staff who want to update their knowledge about vocational learning and training.


This work was completed by July 2013 and Learning Opportunities was given a new section on apprenticeships – intermediate, advanced and higher as well up to date information about progression agreements and a new section for advisers.

In addition the Learning Opportunities focus was changed from the South East to Sussex.

Please note that Learning Opportunities (which ran from 2007 to 2015) is no longer being maintained following the emergence of a range of local and national initiatives such as the National Careers Service.