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6 July 2016

Learning and Work Institute respond to All Party Parliamentary Group report

Learning and Work Institute's Chief Executive David Hughes responds to All-Party Parliamentary Group report

6 June 2016

Breaking down barriers to learning and work for young adult carers – Carers Week 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.

Learning and Work Institute looks for a new Chief Executive
26 May 2016

Learning and Work Institute looks for a new Chief Executive

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 »

1.3 million young people spend 6 months out of education, employment and training
25 May 2016

1.3 million young people spend 6 months out of education, employment and training

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 »

Response to Coates Review of Prison Education
18 May 2016

Response to Coates Review of Prison Education

Learning and Work Institute responds to landmark review of Prison Education. 

17 May 2016

Learning and Work responds to HE White Paper

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.

Call for more action on in-work progression reinforced by DWP Committee
11 May 2016

Call for more action on in-work progression reinforced by DWP Committee

Learning and Work Institute responds to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee's report on In-work Progression in Universal Credit.

10 May 2016

Take part in this year’s festival of learning

Learning and Work Institute call for award nominations as deadline nears.

9 May 2016

London festival focuses on diversity in education

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.

13 April 2016

A Learning and Work Agenda for the next Mayor of London

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.

It’s never too late to ‘peake’ in a new career
7 April 2016

It’s never too late to ‘peake’ in a new career

86% of Brits believe it’s never too late to follow your dreams, learn new skills and even switch careers.

“We care – do you?” Young adult carers call for policy changes
23 March 2016

“We care – do you?” Young adult carers call for policy changes

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 »

16 March 2016

Learning and Work Institute respond to Chancellor’s 2016 Budget

Chief Executive David Hughes responds to the Chancellor's 2016 budget

Help to Save is the right move, but Government must tackle skills gaps to make it work
14 March 2016

Help to Save is the right move, but Government must tackle skills gaps to make it work

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.

11 March 2016

Learning and Work response to Hazelkorn report on post-compulsory education system for Wales

Learning and Work Institute welcome the recommendations of Professor Hazelkorn's report out today. 

Better local solutions to help young people get on
10 March 2016

Better local solutions to help young people get on

Better support will soon be on offer to young people struggling to get a job or an apprenticeship thanks to a new joint effort between five Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and Learning and Work Institute. Learning...Read more »

Young adult carers to get support to build rewarding careers
8 March 2016

Young adult carers to get support to build rewarding careers

Young adult carers could benefit from improved career support, thanks to a new project from Learning and Work Institute.   The project ‘Positive Career Choices – Young Adult Carers’, which is funded by the Department of...Read more »

Spring to Equalities webinars
3 March 2016

Spring to Equalities webinars

The Further, Adult, Community, Education sector (FACES) National Network of Equalities Networks (NNEN) is pleased to bring you Spring to Equalities, a series of free online training sessions to take us up to the Easter break....Read more »

Learning and Work respond to Resolution Foundation report
3 March 2016

Learning and Work respond to Resolution Foundation report

Responding to The Resolution Foundation’s important and authoritative new report, The Road to Full Employment, which details what full employment should look like and how to achieve it, Stephen Evans, Deputy Chief Executive at Learning and...Read more »

24 February 2016

Investing in adult learning is as important as early years, says former minister

In a challenge to current accepted wisdom, the former minister for universities and science Lord David Willetts, called out “poor quality neuroscience” that has convinced policymakers that people can’t learn later in life, which contributes to...Read more »

Political heavyweights debate lifelong learning
23 February 2016

Political heavyweights debate lifelong learning

Three political heavyweights, who each made leading contributions to learning and skills policy over the past two decades, are being brought together to debate the future of lifelong learning today [Tuesday, 22 February 2016] at a special...Read more »

9 February 2016

New prison learning pilot to cut re-offending

A new approach to learning in prisons aims to reduce reoffending according to a new project between Learning and Work Institute and De Montfort University.  One in two prisoners have no qualifications at all,...Read more »

8 February 2016

Response to the Prime Minister’s prison reform speech

In response to the Prime Minister’s announcement today regarding prison reform, Stephen Evans, Deputy CEO at Learning and Work Institute, said: “Almost one in two prisoners re-offend within a year of release: that is no good...Read more »

Learning and Work Institute leading learner focus in skills reform programme
1 February 2016

Learning and Work Institute leading learner focus in skills reform programme

Learning and Work Institute are calling on employers, practitioners, learners and sector bodies to help shape national standards for adult literacy and numeracy. Building on the findings of Making English and Maths Work for All, the...Read more »

Learning and Work responds to UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2015
27 January 2016

Learning and Work responds to UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2015

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) have published the results of the 2015 Employer Skills Survey which shows a 130% increase in vacancies due to skills shortages in the labour market.

NCVO report calls on government to consult sector earlier over welfare reforms
18 January 2016

NCVO report calls on government to consult sector earlier over welfare reforms

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), an umbrella organisation for the charity sector has published a report assessing how the sector fared as a result of the welfare reforms carried out by the coalition government. ...Read more »

Appeal to strengthen social security
18 January 2016

Appeal to strengthen social security

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee is urging the government to find a solution in its welfare safety net and prevent citizens from suffering severe poverty. According to a new report, The local welfare...Read more »

Work and Pensions Committee report into local welfare safety nets
18 January 2016

Work and Pensions Committee report into local welfare safety nets

The Work and Pensions Committee has published its report into local welfare safety nets. The report calls for both local and central government to work together to ensure that current welfare reforms and budgetary pressures are...Read more »

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