Board of Education, Technical Branch, and Ministry of Education, Further Education Branch: Evening Institutes, Registered Files (T and WT Series)

Reference:
ED 41
Title:
Board of Education, Technical Branch, and Ministry of Education, Further Education Branch: Evening Institutes, Registered Files (T and WT Series)
Description:

Registered files of the Board of Education, Technical Branch, and Ministry of Education, Further Education Branch relating to evening institutes.

These files contain applications for recognition and approvals of institutes and courses, outlines of the prospectus and syllabus of courses, details of staffing arrangements, inspectors' reports, account forms, particulars of improvements to premises, and general correspondence regarding the administration of such institutes. Some papers relate to the Isle of Man.

The series was discontinued for administrative reasons; subsequent correspondence appears on the appropriate Local Education Authority file, or the file for the further education establishment into which the institute has been incorporated.

Pieces 597 to 687 were added subsequent to the main transfer.

Date:
1901-1954
Arrangement:

In county and alphabetical order for England and Wales and the Isle of Man

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   T file series and WT file series
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Creator:
Board of Education, Technical Branch, 1902-1944
Ministry of Education, Further Education Branch, 1944-1963
Physical description:
687 file(s)
Selection and destruction information:
The files are not consecutive series and represent only a portion of the institutes which have existed in the country from time to time. The series has been heavily weeded and few papers are extant prior to 1918.
Administrative / biographical background:

The power to aid higher education, as defined in Part II of the Education Act, 1902, occasioned the merging of evening continuation school and Evening Technical School provision. A large number of unrelated single subject courses became 'group' courses and with other forms for part-time study, were administered, from 1906 onwards, in accordance with the Regulations for Technical Schools and subsequently under the Regulations for Further Education, 1926.

Local Education Authorities and other managing bodies provided, within the terms of the regulations, part-time day and evening courses, including day continuation classes and courses at works schools and elsewhere, in a variety of vocational, domestic, art and general subjects. The title 'Evening Institutes' was brought into use by the Board of Education from 1926, for most of the establishments where such courses were held.

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