The word disastrous is overused. But it feels apt when looking at the latest data on participation in learning by adults. Let’s start at the beginning. There are reports going back at least 200 years that...Read more »
In England and Wales there are over 300,000 young adult carers, who provide over £5 billion of unpaid care each year. Despite the vital contribution they make to their families and society, young adult carers are...Read more »
With an employment rate gap of 30 percentage points, much higher than in other countries, it’s time for Government and employers to come together to make the labour market work for people with disabilities and health...Read more »
Top tips and case studies to help public sector organisations plan and develop their apprenticeship programmes have been launched by Learning and Work Institute. Supported by the Department for Education, the resources provide valuable information for...Read more »
Responding to the publication of Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive at Learning and Work Institute, said: “I support the call of Matthew Taylor and his team for all work to...Read more »
Learning and Work Institute has welcomed the £50 million investment announced today by the Education Secretary, Justine Greening MP, to fund high quality work placements for students on technical education programmes from April 2018. Alongside today’s announcement,...Read more »
Paul Stanistreet, Learning &Work Associate, blogs at https://thelearningage.wordpress.com/, where an earlier version of this post appeared. As the repercussions of last week’s general election emerge and an embattled Prime Minister reviews her manifesto promises in the...Read more »
Today is the beginning of Carers Week 2017, which this year is focussed on building carer-friendly communities. Learning and Work Institute has long worked to support learning providers and employers to be more young adult carer-friendly....Read more »
Learning and Work Institute is today marking the 25th anniversary of Festival of Learning, England’s biggest celebration of adult education and lifelong learning. Founded in 1992, Adult Learners’ Week, and now Festival of Learning, promotes the...Read more »
A new website to help care leavers make informed decisions about education and work has been launched by Learning and Work Institute today. Supported by the Department for Education, Skills Support for Care Leavers aims to help...Read more »
To govern is to choose. There’s lots to welcome in the Conservative manifesto, including backing for our campaign for a successor to European structural funds. But we need more investment and reform for ordinary working families...Read more »
Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute It’s great to see a focus on Further Education and skills in the Labour manifesto. But we need more radical ways to invest if we’re to tackle the...Read more »
Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute This general election comes at a profound time for our country. Investing in learning and opportunity is essential for our prosperity and fairness in society. We’ve set out...Read more »
Responding to today’s announcement of a general election on 8 June, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive at Learning and Work Institute, said:
New resources are being made available to employers, training providers and employment professionals to help alleviate London’s social care skills shortages from today.
A recent report looking at the UK Government’s apprenticeship policies in England has highlighted some concerns.
New Festival of Learning partner Hotcourses, the UK’s number one online search site for adult learning has been announced as a new Festival Partner for Festival of Learning, England’s largest celebration of adult and lifelong learning,...Read more »
Last week, to mark National Apprenticeship Week, Learning and Work Institute released research showing women, people from lower income families, and ethnic minorities face a participation penalty in apprenticeships. Our research highlighted that people from BAME...Read more »
Following today's budget, Chief Executive, Stephen Evans responds on behalf of Learning and Work Institute
Only 25 per cent of women who unsuccessfully apply for an engineering apprenticeship apply again, new analysis by Learning and Work Institute reveals.
Learning and Work Institute (L&W) has been commissioned by the Greater London Authority to conduct a mapping exercise of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision in Greater London. This work will benefit ESOL policy...Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »