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Evaluation of the Scottish union learning fund— Year one (2000-2001)

DescriptionAnalysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the 12 union lead projects which were funded by the Scottish Union Learning Fund year 1.
ISBN0755935365
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 28, 2003

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2003

Evaluation of the Scottish union learning fund
- Year one (2000-2001)

York Consulting
Christine Armistead & Neil Shaw

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CONTENTS

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chapter one: background and evaluation objectives
Context
Background
Objectives of SULF
Evaluation Objectives
Work Plan

2 chapter two: profile of sulf projects
Introduction
Funding Analysis
AThematic Analysis
Sector
Geographic location
Key learner groups
Key Points

3 chapter three: project outputs
Introduction
Target Setting
Outputs achieved
Achievements to target
Performance of Projects Covering Different Themes
Cost per output
Key Points

4 chapter four: barriers to achieving targets
Introduction
Barriers to achieving targets
Key Points

5 chapter five: project management and implementation
Introduction
Project management
The capacity to deliver and develop the project in one year
Gaining employer commitment
Strengths
Weaknesses
Project support
Project integration
Key Points

6 chapter six: capacity building, partnership and sustainability
Introduction
Capacity building
Impact of sulf on the unions
Partnership development
Sustainability
Key Points

7 chapter seven: contribution to policy development
Introduction
Sulf links with policy initiatives
Sulf contribution to the policy objectives of the scottish executive
Sulf contribution to the objectives of key stakeholder organisations
Strategic development of sulf
Key Points

8 Chapter eight: Engaging learners/Learning Representatives and employers
Introduction
Learners and learning representatives
Key Points

9 chapter nine: key success factors
Project management
Project design
Project Integration
Key Points

10 chapter ten: overview and Conclusions
Overview
Conclusions

11 chapter eleven: implications and recommendations
Policy and strategy
Dissemination
Evaluation

Annex A Project Questionnaire

Annex B Stakeholder Consultations

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The authors would like to thank all those that have contributed to this study, particularly the SULF Project Managers and staff, STUC and the employers and learners that have given their time and feedback. We would also like to thank the SULF Evaluation Advisory Committee members for their guidance and input into the study.

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

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