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Our work strands

In this section you will find out more about the work of Linking London, we have set out our main objectives, the actions and tools that we used to achieve our objectives and some examples of case studies to illustrate our work.


Linking London's main objective has always been to increase progression opportunities for all learners. Over the last five years, Linking London has worked in a number of different ways to increase progression opportunities and help to ensure that everyone can access the qualifications they need.

For example, we funded innovative development work, in five years we committed almost £700,000 in development funds to 60 projects. We supported work from the development of new Foundation Degrees and short course provision, to SureStart outreach and the development of virtual tours and working with the blog generation. Since our creation we have brokered over 70 different progression agreements and we have worked hard to ensure that these relationships are sustainable and embedded and offer a real opportunity to learners. We worked closely with higher education and colleges to develop flexible skill based courses that met the needs of learners and employers. We also helped staff to access better information, advice and guidance, through publications and staff development opportunities.

Our specific targets for 2010 – 2011 are listed below, this workplan has been agreed in conjunction with our partners to ensure that we are maximising the support Linking London offers.

  1. Brokering and embedding Progression Agreements
  2. Improving Information Advice and Guidance (IAG)
  3. Apprenticeships and other Work-based Learning Routes
  4. Short Course and developments to enhance engagement and progression (eg AP(E)L)
  5. Employability
  6. Information and data for planning

 Click here to read more on our objectives.

Actions and Tools

Linking London worked with both HE and FE, so that we had a full picture of vocational transition for learners, from further to higher education. We used our position to build and implement workable solutions to the barriers facing vocational learners. We had a number of tools that we used, such as Progression Agreements, development funds, running events and producing publications. Click here to see the list of actions and tools we used to carry out our objectives.

Case Studies

In this section you will find case studies that illustrate the work that we did, you will find examples of development funded projects, progression agreements and research. Click here for this list.

Meeting targets

Meeting targets

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