Following the release of government figures showing more people than ever are taking advantage of apprenticeships and traineeships, with a further rise this year, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of the Learning and Work Institute, commented: “It’s...Read more »
Learning and Work Institute have today welcomed the UK Government’s new policy to make the UK one of the most digitally-skilled nations by offering publicly-funded basic digital skills training free of charge to ‘adults in England...Read more »
Government should develop an employment datalab and a new ‘what works’ offer to encourage innovation and learning in employment services, according to recommendations in new research from Learning and Work Institute.
Today in Birmingham, The Festival of Learning Awards 2016 will showcase and celebrate the wonderful things that people, families, communities and employers can achieve through learning. The award-winning learners, tutors, projects and employers will receive well—deserved...Read more »
Learning and Work Institute is marking International Literacy Day today [September 8th, 2016] with a reminder on the importance of literacy in improving life chances. International Literacy Day, which was first proclaimed by UNESCO fifty years...Read more »
A report released today by Learning & Work Institute, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) shows how tackling skills gaps can help to reduce poverty and improve life chances and calls for urgent action to support millions of adults improve their English and Maths
Increasing the amount of job search that jobseekers do increases their chances of finding work and leaving benefit but delivering this under an intensive supervision model for up to 35 hours a week is not cost...Read more »
Learning and Work Institute responds to today’s apprenticeship funding announcements from the Department for Education: The Department for Education has this morning published a series of documents providing more information on how the system...Read more »
A new curriculum trialled in three women’s prisons, led by the Learning and Work Institute, shows positive results and will be made available more widely.
Learning and work Institute launch a US inspired programme to boost employment amongst social housing tenants.
Learning and Work Institute is calling for better access to learning and employment for young adult carers, responding to the Department of Health’s consultation on a new Carers Strategy.
Stephen Evans will take over in September as CEO at Learning and Work Institute, following the departure of David Hughes who will become CEO at Association of Colleges. Stephen was chosen after a competitive open process...Read more »
David Hughes responds to the appointment of Justine Green as Secretary of State for Education, with responsibility for futher and higher education; and apprenticeships.
David Hughes, Learning and Work Institute chief executive, responds to recommendations from Paul Maynard's taskforce on access to apprenticeships for those with disabilities.
The government has today (Friday 8 July) published the Post-16 Skills Plan and the findings of the Independent Panel on Technical Education led by Lord Sainsbury detailing bold reforms to technical education. Proposals ranging from defined technical education...Read more »
Learning and Work Institute's Chief Executive David Hughes responds to All-Party Parliamentary Group report
Learning and Work publishes full programme for IntoWork Convention 2016
To mark the start of Carers Week 2016, Learning and Work Institute is launching new resources developed through our successful 'WE Care' project to help build more carer friendly communities.
The Learning and Work Institute Chief Executive, David Hughes, has been appointed Chief Executive at the Association of Colleges (AoC) Maggie Galliers CBE, Chair of Learning and Work Institute said: “David has skillfully led the Institute...Read more »
Research published today in the ‘Youth Jobs Index’ by Impetus-PEF, a charity supporting disadvantaged young people in the UK, reveals an average of 1.3 million (17%1) 16 to 24 year olds spend 6 months out of...Read more »
Learning and Work Institute responds to landmark review of Prison Education.
Response from David Hughes, chief executive at Learning and Work Institute, to the Government's HE White Paper 'Success as a Knowledge Economy' published 16 May 2016.
Learning and Work Institute responds to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee's report on In-work Progression in Universal Credit.
Learning and Work Institute call for award nominations as deadline nears.
dentity is an increasingly important consideration for Further Education and Skills providers, a London conference will hear this week. The Festival of Identities, which takes place at CityLit, Londonwill feature a line up of employers, learning providers and thought leaders to showcase the importance of identity in removing barriers, changing behaviours and motivating others to succeed in learning and work.
The next Mayor of London can support 300,000 new jobs, cut working poverty and boost Londoners’ skills according to a new paper published by Learning and Work Institute today.
86% of Brits believe it’s never too late to follow your dreams, learn new skills and even switch careers.
Despite providing more than £5 billion in unpaid care each year, more than 300,000 16-25 year old young adult carers are twice as likely to be out of education and work than their peers and nearly...Read more »
Chief Executive David Hughes responds to the Chancellor's 2016 budget
Learning and Work Institute has welcomed the Prime Minister’s idea for a Help to Save scheme but cautioned that it’s important it learns lessons from past evidence.