Using the outcomes of
impact measurement
to improve community
learning
Elke Hein, Performance and Commissioning Manger,
Br...
Community Learning West
• Community Learning Teams in Bristol, North
Somerset and South Gloucestershire
• Consortium since...
Why measure impact?
• Funding requirements
• Quality improvement – doing it right
• Doing the right thing by learners
• Pe...
What do we
monitor?
Progression
to further learning, paid or voluntary
work
• ILP
• Tracking letter
• Data matching with local college
• Requi...
Bristol progression data
• 23% enrolled on 2nd
step
• 13% gained paid work
• 8% took up voluntary work
• 7% progressed int...
How do we use this data?
• Refocus our curriculum
• Improve IAG
• Improve performance of individuals,
teams, partners
• En...
Additional learner outcomes
• ILP
• Tracking
– General
– Family Learning
– Early leaver questionnaire
• Case studies
Learner outcomes - tracking
953 responses (of 2568 learners) :
• 95% increased knowledge and skill
• 84% increased ability...
Outcomes – family learning
responses
• 85% are more confident to help children
play and learn
• 83% spend more quality tim...
How do we use this data?
• Increase relevance of provision to learners
• Increase participation
• Show impact of provision...
New this year
Community cohesion and social networks
• Helped me make contacts/friendships
that have improved my life
• I ...
Our ILP – soft outcomes
ILP - progression
Case study- Kara and Pauline: the journey so far
Came to My Life in … course
Set up Missh Group for community building
NP ...
What else do we do to
monitor impact?
• Case studies on paper, digital stories,
learner video stories
• Meet the manager m...
What next?
What do you want to achieve?
What data will help you get there?
How will you collect it?
Reviewing what you do
Can I embed this in something we
are doing already?
Does this data make sense?
Can I improve what an...
Any questions?
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  1. 1. Using the outcomes of impact measurement to improve community learning Elke Hein, Performance and Commissioning Manger, Bristol City Council, Learning Communities Team
  2. 2. Community Learning West • Community Learning Teams in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire • Consortium since 2011 • Our purpose is to engage learners and to support them to develop knowledge, skills, confidence and social networks to get ready for learning and work • Engaging 4500 learners 19+ with few or no qualifications • 28% disabled learners, 26% learners from BME communities, 61% from the 25% most deprived SOAs (rising to 84% in Bristol), 71% without a level 2 qualifications • Funded through Community Learning and First Steps Funding
  3. 3. Why measure impact? • Funding requirements • Quality improvement – doing it right • Doing the right thing by learners • Performance management • Getting partner buy in • Value for money • Support funding applications
  4. 4. What do we monitor?
  5. 5. Progression to further learning, paid or voluntary work • ILP • Tracking letter • Data matching with local college • Requirement for commissioned partners • Development worker follow up • Data reports on internal progression • Case studies
  6. 6. Bristol progression data • 23% enrolled on 2nd step • 13% gained paid work • 8% took up voluntary work • 7% progressed internally
  7. 7. How do we use this data? • Refocus our curriculum • Improve IAG • Improve performance of individuals, teams, partners • Enter into collaborative arrangements • Develop data collection • Meeting LSC / SFA requirements
  8. 8. Additional learner outcomes • ILP • Tracking – General – Family Learning – Early leaver questionnaire • Case studies
  9. 9. Learner outcomes - tracking 953 responses (of 2568 learners) : • 95% increased knowledge and skill • 84% increased ability to learn • 71% more ambitious • 34% started another course • 27% gained a qualification • 27% joined community activities • 20% started voluntary work • 15% started paid work • 8% got a better job
  10. 10. Outcomes – family learning responses • 85% are more confident to help children play and learn • 83% spend more quality time with children • 82% do more activities with children • 78% are more ambitious for my child • 77% my child’s behaviour has improved • 75% are more confident as a parent • 73% better at expressing myself
  11. 11. How do we use this data? • Increase relevance of provision to learners • Increase participation • Show impact of provision in self-assessment report and identify improvement areas • Promote family learning and other courses with Children’s Centres • Establish links and maximise funding and in kind contributions, e.g. economic regeneration, health agencies and social housing • Quote in funding applications and ‘Pathways to Success’
  12. 12. New this year Community cohesion and social networks • Helped me make contacts/friendships that have improved my life • I have joined a club or group (e.g. book group, netball team, choir) Health and wellbeing • Made a positive difference to my life overall • I am more active and/or am eating more healthily
  13. 13. Our ILP – soft outcomes
  14. 14. ILP - progression
  15. 15. Case study- Kara and Pauline: the journey so far Came to My Life in … course Set up Missh Group for community building NP involvement and MP presentation Became Learning Champions with LCT Became Play Champions for community Applying for Play Rangers / Play Pods St Anne’s Day and street closure planning Working with University Students on building Looking into training with PEYTU and Voscur Presentations to MShed and school
  16. 16. What else do we do to monitor impact? • Case studies on paper, digital stories, learner video stories • Meet the manager meetings • Focus groups • Specific questionnaires, eg equalities telephone survey, Your View cards • NIACE impact measure tool
  17. 17. What next? What do you want to achieve? What data will help you get there? How will you collect it?
  18. 18. Reviewing what you do Can I embed this in something we are doing already? Does this data make sense? Can I improve what and how I collect? Is there any data I am not using? Is there anything I can stop doing?
  19. 19. Any questions?

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