§ Ms Estelle Morris
The Virtual Staff College is a project, led by the Society of Education Officers with support from my Department, for the training and 291W development of local education authority officers. The project includes a competence framework which forms the basis for several newly developed Master's degree courses. Students can mix and match modules from difference universities and combine on-site tuition with distance learning. The project leader is on secondment from the Department. The DfEE is also providing £30,000 for the development of the competence framework, training materials and information.