Board of Education, Technical Branch, and Ministry of Education, Further Education Branch: Adult Education Vacation Courses, Files
Files of the Board of Education, Technical Branch, and Ministry of Education, Further Education Branch relating to the recognition and approval, for the purposes of grant, of adult education vacation courses sponsored by universities and other national bodies.
The papers in this series include particulars of students such as previous classes attended; subject of study, and period of attendance; H.M. Inspectors' reports and in many instances prospectuses and director's reports issued by the 'Responsible Bodies'.
The papers reflect the flexibility gained by the 'Responsible Bodies' under the Further Education Grant Regulations, 1946. As a result of further changes in assessment of grant following the report of a Committee set up in 1953 on 'The Organisation and Finance of Adult Education', the Vacation Courses papers ceased to exist as a separate series of files.
Alphabetically under counties in England and Wales
Ministry of Education, Further Education Branch, 1944-1963
Vacation courses were designed as short residential courses of one or two weeks' duration for persons who, by virtue of attendance at tutorial or other suitable classes, were capable of deriving benefit from the standard of study provided. The courses, originally conducted during the summer months and known as 'Summer Courses', were later extended to provide for diverse types of students, as for example agricultural workers, for whom a summer course was impracticable.
These courses were governed by the same regulations as tutorial classes.
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