This project will establish a national demonstration model of cross-sector collaboration in personal development planning technology to support widening participation. Phase 1 was funded by JISC from January 2005 to March 2006 (see draft final report ): Phase 2 funding has been granted and the project will now run until December 2006.
- To support progression to HE for Widening Participation by making all major
existing electronic systems in use in the Nottingham area for study-based Progress
Files interoperable, using the UKLeaP interoperability standards
- To pilot the transfer of data directly from the main post-16 PDP system (City of
Nottingham Passport) into HE PDP systems at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham
Trent University (NTU) to support learner admissions and transitions
- To develop understanding of further transition processes between study and
employment (in both directions) and consider connections with issues of graduate
retention in the region
- To contribute to the building of interoperability specifications for systems supporting Lifelong Learning by providing further development of the UKLeaP open standards and proving their applicability in a number of different environments
The project has also been an early adopter of Shibboleth: work on this has been led by the technical team at NTU (see report ).
- HEIs: the University of Nottingham; Nottingham Trent University
- City of Nottingham Local Education Authority (Nottingham Passport)
- Ufi/learndirect East Midlands
- FE Colleges representing the Greater Nottingham 14-19 Strategy Group: Broxtowe College, West Notts College and NCN
- Connexions Nottinghamshire
- The project is also working with local employers, including the Toyota/Lexus Academy
Project poster displayed at the JISC programme meeting 07/08 July 2005.