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ESF Evaluation in the Isles of Scilly


SERIO has been commissioned to undertake an evaluation of the ESF Progressive Isles Project in the Isles of Scilly.

The project focuses on enabling individuals, organisations and businesses to fulfill their ambitions and potential on the Isles of Scilly by offering Level 2, Level 3 and Basic Skills qualifications. The Progressive Isles is an ESF Convergence fund project, co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency, and focuses on 6 main sectors including Tourism, Hospitality, Adult Learning, Creative Arts, ICT and Land based.

The evaluation will review project achievements against objectives, undertake consultations with stakeholders and beneficiaries as well as highlight good practice in delivering learning and skills programmes in rural areas such as the Highlands and Islands. The final elements of the research will be a workshop on the Isles of Scilly to present and discuss the key findings from the study as well as a workshop on self-evaluation for future initiatives.

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