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by Alex Stevenson • on 07 Feb 2017

L&W seek RARPA case studies

Learning and Work Institute would like to speak to providers in England who use Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA), following changes to the Adult Education Budget (AEB).

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by Suki Coe • on 01 Feb 2017

Family Learning puts parents and children on an equal footing

Computing skills can often feel like the biggest gulf between parents and children, with the younger generation often being the ones teaching their elders, and parents feeling distant from a huge p

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by Emma • on 26 Jan 2017

"Great to hear what people are doing to help young adult carers like me"

Emma, a young adult carer from York, attended a meeting of our National Policy Forum for Young Adult Carers on 11th January 2017.

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by Nicola Aylward • on 25 Jan 2017

Young Adult Carers – responsibilities, but what about rights?

For most young people the acquisition of rights and responsibilities goes hand in hand. As they get older, their responsibilities gradually increase, but so do their rights.

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by Alex Stevenson • on 19 Jan 2017

How the UK can make English language learning work

Learning benefits individuals, families, the wider community and the economy.

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by Joyce Black • on 08 Dec 2016

European Vocational Skills Week

I’ve just come back from Brussels having attended the opening conference - Adult Skills Empowering People. The 2-day conference had a great buzzy feel, with representation from over 37 countries across Europe.

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by Cath Harcula • on 08 Dec 2016

Family Learning is the Answer

At a recent meeting of the National Family Learning Forum a range of current issues and challenges were discussed.

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