Lifelong Learning Networks
Lifelong Learning Networks (LLNs) were a joint initiative in the UK between the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and the former Department for Education and Skills (DfES). They were created as a result of HEFCE/LSC Circular Letter 12/2004.
In June 2004, they invited Further Education Colleges (FECs) and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to forge partnerships, bringing together different types of learning provider in a single network. These networks would provide fresh opportunities for progression to higher education for vocational and work-based learners, supporting vocational education, learner development and lifelong learning.
Higher York, the country's first LLN, hosts the Lifelong Learning Network National Forum - an initiative designed to promote good practice and sharing ideas between the different LLNs across the country.
- Higher Futures - LLN for South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire
- LLN National Forum
- Greater Manchester Strategic Alliance
- Birmingham Black Country and Solihull LLN
- Greater Merseyside and West Lancashire LLN
- Hampshire and Isle of Wight LLN
- Herefordshire and Worcestershire LLN
- Higher Futures
- Higher York
- Leap Ahead
- Linking London
- National Arts Learning Network
- Skills for Sustainable Communities
- South West LLN
- Sussex Learning Network
- The Creative Way
- West London LLN
- Western Vocational LLN
- Yorkshire and Humber East LLN
- Coventry and Warwickshire Lifelong Learning Network (CWLLN)