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An introduction to MADE and our work. An overview of the UK education system and vocational training within the built environment

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Vocational Architecture Learning Network

  1. 1. MADEFounded: 2003Origin: Architecture CentreLegal form: Company & CharityVoluntary board: 8Employees: 4Expert panel: 50Turnover +/- €200,000 (from national governmentgrants, local government subscriptions, fees forservices, EU projects)
  2. 2. David Tittle
  3. 3. MADE
  4. 4. MADE areas of workcommunity cultureeducation quality
  5. 5. MADE areas of work helping citizens to understand andcommunity influence urban planning & development helping young people to understandeducation and get access to the built environment professions promoting public art and collaboration culture between artists, architects and planners providing advice and training to local quality government, industry and designers to improve the quality of new developments
  6. 6. English schools
  7. 7. Higher EducationThe education structure - Careers advise at 16 to discuss ultimate career goals -A Levels tailored to getting onto degree course of chosen profession -Undergraduate degree, sometimes followed by master degree to become professionally qualified
  8. 8. Higher EducationLinks with industry LIVE PROJECTS Placements Other Initiatives 8
  9. 9. ___ 9
  10. 10. Apprentice and Graduate ProgrammesBack 10
  11. 11. “The students were faced with some very real challenges,should they propose ideas thatare very unlikely to be adopted in the short term but may influence long term development planning? Or should they go for simplealternatives that are affordableand easy to implement but still add value to the area in which they are placed” - Gavin Tunstall, Programme Leader, BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology back 11
  12. 12. Other InitiativesCO.LAB @ BCU Guest Lecturers Series Nottingham Trent University Professor Peter Bishop – Ex-chief planning officer for four London boroughs and currently Director of Design for London reporting to the Mayor. Its objectives are to establish effective design advice and support across Greater London and in doing so improve the quality of urban design, architecture and sustainable development. Professor Glenn Howells - West Midlands practicing architect and numerous prize winner. Board member of BDI (Birmingham Design Initiative), chair of MADE (Midlands Art Design and Environment), member CABE 2012 Olympic Design Review, design advisor Sheffield City Council and urban design advisor Bradford Centrehttp://www.flickr.com//photos/bhmsc Regeneration.hoolarch/sets/72157628362459025/show/ 12
  13. 13. Secondary education
  14. 14. state, specialist, free Specialist: Technology, Maths, Computing, Science, Business, Language, Arts, Humanities, SportFree: funded by tax payer, non selective, free to attend, not controlled by local authority, can be set up by groups (eg parents, teachers, charities, businesses) Free:
  15. 15. BTEC Construction and theBuilt Environment
  16. 16. responding to the curriculum CABE Education Architecture Centres Engaging placesThe built environment is one of the most exciting, accessible andadaptable learning resources available to young peopleMaths, Geography, Citizenship, Design Technology and Science
  17. 17. CABE EducationText
  18. 18. responding to the curriculum
  19. 19. City Builder Academy
  20. 20. National CurriculumCore subjects Foundation subjectsEnglish Art & Design CitizenshipMaths Design & TechnologyScience Geography History Information & Communication Technology Modern Foreign Languages Music Physical Education *Religious Education
  21. 21. ‘Informal’ learning for professionals• ‘networking events’ (e.g West Midlands RTPI urban design network)• training events from third sector organisations (e.g. MADE, Sustainability West Midlands)• public lecture programmes (e.g.
  22. 22. Citizen engagement• no comprehensive programme• history of ‘community planning’ from 1970s• Civic Societies/residents/ tenants/community groups• Planning Aid
  23. 23. Localism Bill• general power of competence for local authorities• clarification of rules on ‘pre- determination’• directly elected mayors• community right to challenge/community right to bid• local referendums/right to veto Council Tax rises• abolition of Regional Strategies• neighbourhood planning• compulsory pre-application consultation on very large applications 26• duty of neighbouring local
  24. 24. levels of planning old new Planning Policy National planningNational Statements, etc National policy framework Regional Spatial Local DevelopmentRegional Strategy Local Framework, etc Local DevelopmentLocal Framework, etc Neighbourhood Neighbourhood Plan 27
  25. 25. resources for neighbourhood planning• voluntary work by local people• parish council/neighbourhood forum funds• duty on local planning authority to support• developers?• free help from DCLG funded organisations: • Princes Foundation 29