Deputy CEO Stephen Evans blogs on the difference between welfare cuts and welfare reform, posing four key questions Stephen Crabb needs to answer
To round off National Apprenticeship Week, Camden Council’s Nick Humfrey blogs for Learning and Work Institute on why we need more flexible apprenticeships and the impact they can have on parents.
What can city-region stakeholders do to provide a better progression offer to low paid workers? Our head of research (employment and skills) Kathryn Ray uses our latest research with JRF to discuss.
Adele Tilley won the Adult Learners' Week Patrons Award in 2015 from HRH Princess Royal. Today, International Women's Day 2016, Adele opens up about how returning to learning has completely changed her life; from escaping an abusive relationships six years ago, to imminently finishing a Masters Degree.
Learning and Work's deputy chief executive Stephen Evans responds toThe Resolution Foundation's new report on achieving full employment.
In this special guest blog, Publicco's Colin Davies takes an in-depth look at the issues which could promote and inhibit innovative practice in the Work and Health Programme.
Learning and Work's chief executive David Hughes reflects on the Resolution Foundation's annual audit of living standards in the UK which was published earlier this week.
I’m quite possibly the only person in the country who associates beating Australia at cricket with delivering workplace basic skills. Like most England cricket fans, I can remember exactly where I was when England won the...Read more »
This week I attended the event where the Prime Minister gave a thoughtful speech of prison reform. There’s lots to welcome and more to do. Here’s five things you need to know about what he said....Read more »
Last week the OECD published its latest report into literacy and numeracy skills. Building Skills for All: A Review of England provides shocking evidence of poor basic skills levels amongst young people in England. The report...Read more »
At our roundtable with Policy Exchange yesterday, the Skills Minister, Nick Boles, set out a thorough and clear set of reforms he is driving forward to ensure that the 3million apprenticeship target is met through high quality. ...Read more »
Recognising the critical importance of the devolution agenda, we decided that the first major policy report of Learning and Work Institute would focus on the key role that local areas can play in joining up employment, learning and skills interventions to unleash local talent, to tackle employment and skills challenges, and to deliver inclusive growth.
Learning and Work Cymru director Cerys Furlong reflects on the publication of the Fostering High Quality Vocational Further Education in Wales report and considers the role and purpose of high quality vocational education as part of the education and skills landscape.
This morning, a small group of MPs forming a committee you've probably never heard of will vote through regulations which deliver some of the changes to higher education student finance.
A big thank you on behalf of Inclusion and NIACE to all the delegates, supporters, sponsors and speakers that attended our Youth Employment Convention last week. It was truly a day to share and engage with young people in finding more ways to inspire them into sustainable employment.
Toni Pearce makes the case for further devolution to help the government reach the 3 million apprenticeship target.
Alex Stevenson explains how devolution has the potential to develop better adult learning opportunities that genuinely meet the needs of local residents, local communities and the local economy.
Andrew Carter, Deputy Chief Executive of Centre for Cities, explains why skills funding matters to local economic growth.
This Wednesday’s Spending Review will set the framework for policy and debate for the next five years. We know it will include further cuts in public funding and that, with schools, health, defence and overseas aid...Read more »
Sarah Wait, Community Lead Professional at Manchester Communication Academy, outlines how the Community College addressed the learning needs of over 1,600 local adults with provision continuing to grow.