Programmes and projects

Basic Skills National Support Programme for FE

For the last three years the National Support Project for Basic Skills in Further Education Colleges in Wales (NSP FE) has been strengthening Basic Skills Support through the development, promotion and maintenance of Good Practice. For a general overview of the project, please see the flyers available on this page. We also hope to make our Good Practice Guides available on the Dysg Website very soon.

We are currently commencing with our Year 4 plans which include:

Promoting the development of Basic Skills support and dissemination of Good Practice
Promotion of Good Practice in Basic Skills support for Managers and Governors
Establishing Good Practice in Human Resources systems for recruiting, training and supporting staff with Basic Skills responsibilities
Identifying and promoting Good Practice in Basic Skills Support within Engineering and General Education programmes in FE
If you have any queries regarding the NSP FE, please feel free to contact the Project Manager Dr. Cheryl Morgan or administration. Our contact details are as follows:


Word document Basic Skills Flyer (300KB)

LSDA Projects led from Wales

New Deal – Developing Best Practice

This project provides a platform for post-16 administrator training to share good practice in the delivery of the full-time educational training option of New Deal. It includes the provision of a ‘tool kit’ to support change process.

Toolkit for change


Older projects

In this response we draw on our experience of working with the post-16 sector in Wales through various programmes, including the National Support Programme for Basic Skills in Further Education (NSP FE), the Key Skills Support programme Cymru (KSSPC) and the Skills for Life quality improvement programme in England. Please click on the above title to read the full response, which was submitted in January 2005.