The UCET Post-16 committee provides a forum for University colleagues to keep up to date with national developments in the field of generic teacher training and specific training for those who teach Skills for Life. It provides an opportunity to comment on and influence new policy as it affects the Learning and Skills Sector, and to keep in mind teacher training requirements to support initiatives that affect post-14 learners.
The committee meets three times a year on Fridays, usually with an invited speaker of national standing to address the group in the morning. Developments in the 14-19 curriculum are being reviewed by a working group (with members from both the Post-16 and Secondary Committees) which meets once or twice a year.
Julie Hughes has been Head of Department for Post Compulsory Education at the University of Wolverhampton for 8 years. Julie has been involved in teacher education for over 20 years.