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5 March 2017

Apprenticeships on the rise – but not for everyone

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, Learning and Work Institute has released research showing women, people from lower income families, and ethnic minorities face a participation penalty in apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are a proven way for people to...Read more »

L&W respond to pre-budget skills funding announcement
5 March 2017

L&W respond to pre-budget skills funding announcement

In response to today’s announcements on investment in skills and technical education from Her Majesty’s Treasury, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive at Learning and Work Institute said: “We are pleased the Chancellor has recognised the need for...Read more »

2 March 2017

Delivering in-work progression support for low paid workers

Our first interim report from the Step-Up evaluation brings together learning from the programme’s first year on engaging with and delivering services to low-paid workers.  Covering recruitment practices; service messaging; delivering services; engaging employers; and facilitating...Read more »

Apprenterships 1 March 2017

Free online technology course starts tomorrow

Learning and Work Institute are offering a free online technology course, running across 12 weeks, to support adult educators in line with European targets to tackle digital skill gaps. The course will equip educators with practical...Read more »

1 March 2017

Action to tackle Britain’s Digital Skills Divide

In response to the Government’s UK Digital Strategy, published 1 March 2017, Learning and Work Institute is calling for action to tackle Britain’s stark digital skills divide. There is a 22 percentage point gap between areas...Read more »

Aprenticeship 21 February 2017

Dedicated and focused action needed to tackle apprenticeships inequality

Skills Minister Robert Halfon MP has today launched the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network which will promote diversity among employers and encourage more people from underrepresented groups, including those with disabilities, women, and members of the black,...Read more »

Traineeship programme 10 February 2017

Developing Traineeship Programmes for Young People who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)

Learning and Work Institute is working with the Department for Education to develop new approaches to the traineeship programme. L&W can offer free support to a range of organisations, which include Local Authority employers, voluntary sector...Read more »

New Leadership for Learning and Work Institute in Wales
1 February 2017

New Leadership for Learning and Work Institute in Wales

Experienced campaigner, David Hagendyk will be joining Learning and Work Institute as the new Director for Wales. David has eighteen years experience of political campaigns and policy development in Wales. He will join Learning and Work...Read more »

31 January 2017

2017 Festival of Learning AWARD Nominations NOW OPEN

With the recent launch of the Government’s Industrial Strategy placing significant emphasis on lifelong education and training, it has never been more important to raise the profile of adult learning and celebrate the positive difference it...Read more »

27 January 2017

“We need a step change in participation in learning” – Stephen Evans

For January 2017 the Department for Education has released the latest statistics about learner participation, outcomes and highest qualification held in further education and skills. Responding to today’s figures, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of Learning and Work...Read more »

Aprentership Training 23 January 2017

Skills at the Heart of Industrial Strategy

Learning and Work Institute has today welcomed the fact that skills are at the heart of the Government’s Industrial Strategy. Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of Learning and Work Institute said: “Britain needs a world class skills...Read more »

20 January 2017

Learning and Work Institute – at the heart of public sector apprenticeships

Learning and Work Institute (L&W) is helping public sector organisations to meet their apprenticeship targets and assisting them to recognise the benefits of apprenticeships to their organisations. L&W is identifying best practice and ensuring that public...Read more »

13 January 2017

Work placements crucial for technical education and training

Learning and Work Institute, in partnership with Fair Train, has been commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to gather evidence on good quality, effective work placements and any challenges to delivering these.

13 December 2016

Making learning and work count

Our vision is for a prosperous and fair society in which learning and work provide opportunities for everyone to realise their potential and ambitions throughout life. Our impact report shows how our work in 2015-16 contributes...Read more »

9 December 2016

Addressing barriers to employment for disabled people

This report presents findings from our research into the barriers to employment, volunteering and skills development for disabled people and individuals with long-term health conditions residing in Brighton & Hove. Building on the research findings, it...Read more »

7 December 2016

Building on the messages from the Youth Employment Convention 2016

Young people – Britain’s greatest asset – but HOW can we maximise their potential? This was the challenge set by Learning and Work Institute at the 2016 Youth Employment Convention.

5 December 2016

Learning is vital to integration

Learning and Work Institute has welcomed Dame Louise Casey’s report into social integration and the focus on ensuring everyone has the English skills they need.  Stephen Evans, Chief Executive at Learning and Work Institute, commented: “Knowing that...Read more »

24 November 2016

Carers Rights Day 2016

Today is Carers Rights Day, when organisations across the country help carers to understand their rights and the support they are entitled to.

Action for Change: our report
24 November 2016

Action for Change: our report

Learning and Work Institute were the lead evaluation partner in the Action for Change project, which has been funded by the European Commission. 

Houses of Parliment 23 November 2016

Learning and Work Institute responds to Autumn Statement

Today’s Autumn Statement sets out the first official assessment of the economy and public finances since the EU referendum, alongside modest new spending commitments targeted at raising productivity and supporting ‘just about managing’ households.  

22 November 2016

Citizens’ Curriculum needed now more than ever

Statistics released by the UK Government have shown a significant fall in adults participating in English and Maths courses in England. 

14 November 2016

Learning and Work Institute announces 6 pilots for ‘Positive Career Choices for Young Adult Carers’

Funded by the Department of Health’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) grants fund, ‘Positive Career Choices for Young Adult Carers’ is working with six carers services across England to develop and pilot a tailored careers...Read more »

14 November 2016

MPs add voice to concerns for employment support resource

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee have added their voice to growing concerns about the lack resource and capacity being made available to help more people with disabilities and health conditions in to employment.

8 November 2016

Maximising life chances of Britain’s greatest asset – young people

We are delighted to welcome Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, who will be keynote speaker at our Youth Employment Convention on 5 December in London.

2 November 2016

What Employers Want programme provides new opportunities for young people

With the success of the What Employers Want programme, culminating in the creation of the What Employers Want website, Learning and Work are pleased to announce the exciting next phase of the project to tackle youth unemployment.

31 October 2016

Disability and health reform plans are welcome – but we need to do a lot more and do it better

Following the announcement today of a new green paper on work and health, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of Learning and Work Institute said:

25 October 2016

Learning and Work Institute responds to government apprenticeship announcement

Following the UK Government’s Supporting Apprenticeship Announcement today, Learning and Work Institute Chief Executive responds. Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of Learning and Work Institute said: “We are pleased to see that today’s government announcement on supporting...Read more »

19 October 2016

Learning and Work for care leavers in Wales and England

To mark the start of National Care Leavers’ Week, Learning and Work Institute is launching new ways to improve the chances for Looked After Young People and Care Leavers.

19 October 2016

Army approach could help Government halve disability employment gap, new report finds

Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), the national armed forces charity, has called on the Department for Work and Pensions to fund an expansion of LifeWorks.  This award-winning employment support programme that has helped nearly 600 long-term...Read more »

14 October 2016

It’s time for an Apprentice Premium

Learning and Work Institute is today calling for affordable and achievable safeguards which would ensure high quality and accessible apprenticeships. Mirroring the Pupil Premium in schools, Learning and Work is today proposing an Apprentice Premium to...Read more »