Service user involvement in the design and delivery of education and training programmes

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Executive summary and recommendations

In 2010 and 2011 the Committee discussed on a number of occasions the involvement of service users in the design and delivery of approved programmes.

In particular the Committee discussed whether the standards of education and training and supporting guidance should be amended to require service user involvement in approved programmes. There were a wide range of different views on this topic and no consensus position was reached.

 In March 2011, the Committee agreed to instruct the Executive to commission externally delivered research looking at this topic. The research has now been completed by Kingston University London and St George’s, University of London and includes a literature review; research with education providers; and focus group research with educators, students and service users.

The attached paper summarises the background to the research; the research and its findings; and the possible options for action as a result. The final research report is appended.

The Committee is invited to discuss and agree the actions outlined in section seven of the attached paper.

Background information Outlined in paper.

Resource implications
There are potential resource implications as a result of any decision(s) reached by the Committee. These may include producing further papers. They will be accounted for in Policy and Standards Department planning for 2012/2013.

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