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National Occupational Standards

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Delivered by Marian Healy of Lifelong Learning UK at the Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS), which took place 1-3 June 2009.

Delivered by Marian Healy of Lifelong Learning UK at the Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS), which took place 1-3 June 2009.

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  • 1. Marian Healy Sector Manager, Scotland
  • 2. Background to Lifelong Learning UK
    • The Big Picture
  • 3. We are supporting and raising standards >> A more inclusive and prosperous society >> All workforces better skilled and equipped >> A world class lifelong learning workforce >> Lifelong learning is... >> The lifelong learning workforce >> We are Lifelong Learning UK >> What we do >> How we do it >>
  • 4. Background to Lifelong Learning UK
    • 1 of 25 Sector Skills Councils
    • Supporting the 1.2 million UK workforce
    • 132,000 workforce in Scotland
    • 5,388 employed in Libraries, Archives and Information Services
  • 5. What the Scottish Government expect of Lifelong Learning UK
    • Develop proper engagement
    • Deliver sectoral labour market information
    • Ensure employers have a say
    • Maintain strong partnerships
  • 6. Lifelong Learning UK’s Approach to Developing National Occupational Standards
    • Create a clear and simple landscape of standards, and the qualifications developed from them
    • Develop a map of roles across the whole sector
  • 7. Developing National Occupational Standards for the Lifelong Learning Sector
    • Develop national occupational standards where no relevant and/or appropriate standards exist
    • Minimise duplication
    • Develop “application guides” where necessary
  • 8. National Occupational Standards for Libraries, Archives and Information Professionals
    • Key competences set out in
      • 65 standards
      • 8 sections
  • 9. Developing Qualifications
    • Working with employers and training providers and in partnership with professional bodies, SLIC and SQA
  • 10. Profile of the Library, Archive and Information Services Workforce in Scotland
    • Almost half of the libraries workforce in Scotland is due to retire before 2018
  • 11. Modern Apprenticeships for Libraries, Archives and Information Services
    • A potential new career pathway to employment in libraries, archives and information services
  • 12. In Conclusion
    • Lifelong learning must continue to be a priority sector
    • A career in the sector must be rewarding
    • Employer investment in workforce development is critical
  • 13. Contact Details
    • Marian Healy Sector Manager, Scotland Lifelong Learning UK
    • Address: CBC House, 24 Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG
    • Direct Telephone No: 0870 756 4970
    • email: marianhealy@lluk.org
    • Visit our Website: www.lluk.org or www.lluk.org/scotland

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