NIACE has outlined five key statements in its submission to the Doug Richard Review on the Future of Apprenticeships in England.
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual), has published its first ever consultation on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications, welcomed by NIACE.
The right that all women have to access literacy learning across the world is the theme of an initiative spearheaded by NIACE and the Literacy Working Group.
97 organisations from across England, out of a total of 2215 applications, have secured funding from the Skills Funding Agency to offer new and innovative community learning opportunities to adults and families as part of the Community Learning Innovation Fund.
NIACE has submitted its response to the Social Security Advisory Committee's call for evidence on the Universal Credit regulations, which closed on 27 July 2012.
NIACE proposals for a mid-life career review were endorsed in parliament on 17 July, by the Minister for Skills, John Hayes, during a debate about FE Loans.
NIACE welcomes the Government's announcement of a package of support measures to address some of the concerns about the introduction of advanced learning loans for adults aged 24 and over in further education from next year.
NIACE has outlined its concerns about the proposed legislation to enshrine the Right to Choice in law, in its response to the Government's consultation, which closed on 22 June.
NIACE has three main concerns and has also identified four key questions that need to be answered as critical parts of the implementation of 24+ Advanced Learning Loans.
NIACE warmly welcomes the election of Ian Forward as the new Chair of LEAFEA, the network of local authority lead officers for Adult and Community Learning.
Participating in part-time adult learning courses has significantly positive effects on individual well-being according to a new research approach examining the economic and social effects of part-time adult learning for NIACE, The SROI Network and the Local Government Association.
NIACE welcomes three of the outcomes from the latest Ofsted consultation, A Good Education for All, published on Wednesday 30 May 2012.
NIACE welcomes Ofsted's recognition of the importance of parents and carers in supporting children's maths in its latest report into maths teaching - Mathematics: made to measure - published on 22 May.
In response to the publication today of the Employer Skills Survey from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, NIACE is concerned over the number of employers not carrying out any training, but believes more can be done to encourage them.
The publication by the Deputy Prime Minister of an update on progress towards improving social mobility in the UK on 22 May, is welcomed by NIACE for the recognition it gives to the role of lifelong learning.
Applications are now closed for a pilot scheme which will work with local people and organisations to develop proposals to shape community learning in England.
NIACE has welcomed the Government's announcement on 18 May of more advice, information and support for parents.
NIACE welcomes the proposals focussing on the quality of teaching and learning in its recently submitted response to Ofsted's consultation - A good education for all - but calls for a renewed policy dialogue on inspection.
The launch of the National Careers Service on Thursday 5 April, is a welcome indication of government's on-going commitment to the development of a good quality service for adults, but more could be done for young adults, says NIACE.
NIACE is pleased that the Independent Review Panel on Professionalism in Further Education is seeking to resolve the uncertainty which has existed over the future direction of professional standards across further education.
The BBC One series about adult literacy, Secrets and Words, shown Monday 26 March - Friday 30 March, was developed with help from NIACE, encouraged adults to improve their skills and was accompanied by online resources for both learners and tutors.
NIACE's call on education providers to do more to support young adult carers, was supported by Dame Philippa Russell, Chair of the Government's Standing Commission on Carers, at a national conference on 21 March.
Providing computers and training in sheltered housing across the country has had a positive impact for both residents and landlords through the Get Digital programme - delivered by NIACE and Digital Unite - according to an evaluation report published on Friday 16 March.
NIACE welcomes the Government's launch of the new Social Justice strategy - Social Justice: Transforming Lives - as it contains much which NIACE believes will please adult educators across the country.
NIACE welcomes the recent launch of National Numeracy and looks forward to continuing to work closely with the new organisation to make the case for more, better and different maths learning for adults.
The announcement that further education colleges will no longer be classified as part of central government has been welcomed by NIACE, which believes the decision will benefit adult learners.
Race Online, UK online centres and many others joined NIACE at a seminar on Thursday 15 March, to explore how the remaining 8.2 million people in the UK who have never been online, can be supported.
The number of employers prepared to take on an apprentice would more than double if the right package of support was available from Government and learning providers, says a new survey of 1,000 employers commissioned by Pearson and NIACE.
NIACE welcomes the statement made by the National Audit Office that ‘Apprenticeships for adults offer a good return for the public money spent on them overall'.
The substantial drop in applications for higher education from mature students - announced in UCAS figures on Monday 30 January 2011 - is a significant cause for concern, NIACE believes.