Jargon Buster

Acronyms/Terms and what they stand for

A
A&V Awards – Assessor and Verification Awards (previously D32/33/34)
ACM – Association of Managers
ACM – Advanced Curriculum Manager
ALI – Adult Learning Inspectorate
ALR – Adult Learner Responsive
ALS – Additional Learning Support
AOC – Association of Colleges
ASL – Adult Safeguarded Learning

B
BME – Black and Minority Ethnic

C
CACHE – Council for Awards in Childrens Care and Education (Awarding Body for Care)
CALAT – Croydon Adult Learning and Training
CBL – Community Based Learning
CIF – Common Inspection Framework
CMT – College Management Team
CPD – Continuing Professional Development

D
DDA – Disability Discrimination Act
DTLLS – Diploma in Teaching in Lifelong Learning Sector

E
EDIM – Equality and Diversity Impact Measure
ER – Employer Responsive Funding
ESF – European Social Fund
EV – External Verifier

F
FE – Further Education
FfE – Framework  for Excellence
FLC – Foundation Learning Curriculum
FLIF – Family Learning Imapct Fund
FLLN – Family Language Literacy and Numeracy

G
GOL – Government Office for London
Governors – The Governing Body

H
HEFCE – Higher Education Funding Council for England
HOLEX – Heads of Local and External Institutions
HR – Human Resources

I
ICT – Information and Communications Technology
IfL – The Institute for Learning
IIP – Investors in People
ILT – Information and Learning Technology
IPR – Individual Performance Review
IV – Internal Verifier

J
JCP – Job Centre Plus

L
LEAFEA – Local Education Authorities Forum for the Education of Adults
LLUK – Lifelong Learning UK
LSC – Learning and Skills Council
LSDA – Learning and Skills Development Agency
LSIS  – Learning Skills Improvement Services

M
MIS – Management Information Services
MLP – Minimum Levels of Performance

N

NCVO – National Council of Voluntary Organisations
NEETs – Not in Education, Employment or Training
NIACE – National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education
NLDC – Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities
NOS – National Occupational  Standards

O
Ofqual – Office of Qualifications and Examinations
OfSTED – Office for Standards in Education
OTL – Observation of Teaching and Learning

P
PCDL – Personal  Community and Development Learning

Q
QAA – Quality Assurance Agency
QCA – Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
QCF – Qualification and Credit Framework

R
RACC – Richmond Adult Community College
RARPA – Recognisisng and Recording Progress and Achievement

S
S4L – Skills for Life
SAR – Self Assessment Report
SCOLA – Sutton College of Learning for Adults
SEETs – Seeking Education, Employement or Training
SENDA – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Act
SFA – Skills Funding Agency
SLLP – South London Learning Partnership
SLT  – Senior Leadership Team
SME – Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
SMT – Strategic Management Team
SPOC – Student Perception of College (annual student survey)
SSCs – Subject Sector Codes – areas of learning

T
T2G – Train to Gain
TOIL – Time off in Lieu

U
UCAS – Universities and Colleges Admissions Service
UKRLP – UK Register of Learning Providers
ULN – Unique Learning Number

V
VA – Value Added
VLE – Virtual Learning Environment
VQs – Vocational  Qualifications

W
WBL – Work Based Learning
WFD – Workforce Development
WFL – Wider Family Learning

Y
YLR – Young Learner Responsive
YPLA – Young People Learning Agency

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