Personal learning accounts: Building on lessons learnt
This report was funded by the UK Commission as part of a programme of activity to inform the development of the proposals in ‘Ambition 2020: skills, jobs growth’. Drawing upon international comparisons and research in the UK this report explores the challenges and potential of Personal Learning Accounts.
Personal learning accounts: Building on lessons learnt (PDF, 417 Kb)
Published July 2010
This paper explores an array of details that need to be considered when designing an effective Personal Learning Account system. Topics range from ensuring the system can be understood and encourages priority groups to take up some form of learning through to issues of quality control, avoiding “deadweight” in the system and managing supply and demand levels.
This report has served as a useful document for the ‘Ambition 2020: skills, jobs growth’ paper. It will also be considered when writing future documents on the topics that it discusses.