What is Higher Futures?
Higher Futures is the Lifelong Learning Network for the sub-region and its travel-to-study area, encompassing South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire.
What is a Lifelong Learning Network?
Lifelong Learning Networks (LLNs) are a joint initiative between the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS).
In June 2004, they invited Further Education Colleges (FECs) and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to forge partnerships, bringing together different types of learning provider in a single network. These networks would provide fresh opportunities for progression for vocational and work-based learners, supporting vocational education, learner development and lifelong learning. Higher Futures was set up in 2006 and is one of many LLNs operating in each region across the country.