Research and Reports

Lifelong learning counts – Impact Report 2014/15
25 January 2017

Lifelong learning counts – Impact Report 2014/15

The Impact Report shows how we deliver on our strapline - the national voice for lifelong learning.

Child poverty falls as government calls for new measures – 2012
25 January 2017

Child poverty falls as government calls for new measures – 2012

Inclusion responds to Households Below Average Income statistics for 2011-11 on child poverty and government plans to move away from income measures of poverty.

Festival of Learning 25 January 2017

Festival of Learning Filming Brief

We are commissioning the filming, editing and production of Festival of Learning 2016 award winner films.

Inclusion supports the 16-24 Alliance
25 January 2017

Inclusion supports the 16-24 Alliance

The Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion wholeheartedly supports the 16-24 Alliance and its members' pledge to get 50,000 unskilled young people into work. There is a growing acknowledgment that failure to take decisive action on youth unemployment is leading to the risk of a lost generation who are shut out of the world of work, with all the added social exclusion risks this entails.

International Learning Times Conference – Scotland 2014
25 January 2017

International Learning Times Conference – Scotland 2014

This report on the UK's contribution to the European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL) summarises discussions during the three day event held in Edinburgh (12 - 14 May 2014).

Budget Briefing: Summer 2015
25 January 2017

Budget Briefing: Summer 2015

The Chancellor has delivered his Budget Statement, with the Office for Budget Responsibility also publishing its latest forecasts for the economy and finances.

Catching Confidence
25 January 2017

Catching Confidence

Reasearch findings, advice and guidance based on the initial research and experience of tutors using the Catching Confidence tool in different learning environments.

Apprentice Charter 25 January 2017

Apprentice Charter – Higher Quality, Better Outcomes

Our Apprentice Charter sets out what the government can do to reach the target of 3 million apprentices by 2020.

Autumn Statement 2014 – Inclusion response
25 January 2017

Autumn Statement 2014 – Inclusion response

Inclusion's analysis and response to the 2014 Autumn Statement.

BIS Impact
25 January 2017

BIS Impact

The 2014-15 BIS Impact Report highlights the 31 projects with 21 powerful outcomes NIACE has delivered as part of its 2014-15 grant agreement with BIS.

Budget 2013 – Inclusion response
25 January 2017

Budget 2013 – Inclusion response

Inclusion's analysis and response to the 2013 Budget.

Budget 2014 – Inclusion response
25 January 2017

Budget 2014 – Inclusion response

Inclusion's analysis and response to the 2014 Budget.

Adult Learners Week 25 January 2017

Adult Learners’ Week reports

Adult Learners' Week is the biggest national celebration of lifelong learning in England, and has inspired similar celebrations in over 55 countries across the world.

Adults Learning
25 January 2017

Adults Learning

Adults Learning is no longer being published, but PDFs of back issues from 2011 to the last one published in 2015 are available to download for free.

2013 Adult Participation in Learning Survey
25 January 2017

2013 Adult Participation in Learning Survey

A briefing providing an overview of the headline findings from the 2013 NIACE Adult Participation in Learning Survey.

2014 Adult Participation in Learning Survey
25 January 2017

2014 Adult Participation in Learning Survey

A briefing providing an overview of the headline findings from the 2014 NIACE Adult Participation in Learning Survey.

2015 Adult Participation in Learning Survey
25 January 2017

2015 Adult Participation in Learning Survey

An overview of the headline findings from the 2015 NIACE Adult Participation in Learning Survey.

2015 Localism Prospectus
25 January 2017

2015 Localism Prospectus

Our package of solutions to tackle the current employment and skills challenges - ageing workforce, skills gaps, low productivity, and youth and adult unemployment.

2012 Adult Participation in Learning Survey
25 January 2017

2012 Adult Participation in Learning Survey

The full report of the 2012 NIACE Adult Participation in Learning Survey explores how and why adults learn, how we might support more and different adults to learn in the future and how adults find out about learning.

Office people 25 January 2017

DWP Work Programme: how is it performing?

In these data releases, Inclusions reports on the job outcome performance i.e. whether or not an individual has secured a job outcome during the entire length of time on the programme.

25 January 2017

European Agenda for Adult Learning

A summary of the UK's contribution to the European Agenda for Adult Learning.

A guide for employers 24 January 2017

Supporting young adult carers in the workplace: A guide for employers

This guide aims to help employers provide support for young adult carers to gain and stay in work. It tells employers who young adult carers are, the benefits of supporting young adult carers in the workplace, and includes practical information, resources and case studies which demonstrate the types of support employers can offer to young adult carers.

Evaluation of Want to Work
24 January 2017

Evaluation of Want to Work

The evaluation is based primarily on analysis management information and a survey of customers who first received support in 2009, and four case study visits to different delivery locations conducted in 2011 and 2012.

Youth unemployment: review of training for young people with low qualifications
24 January 2017

Youth unemployment: review of training for young people with low qualifications

This paper specifically looks at how effective training programmes targeted at increasing the employment and skills of young people who are not in learning or work and who have low or no skills.

Work Programme statistics 24 January 2017

Work Programme Statistics – September 2016

DWP has published statistics from the beginning of the Work Programme in June 2011 to the end of June 2016. In this data release, we report on the two-year job outcome performance i.e. whether or not an individual has secured a job outcome during the entire length of time on the programme.

Worklessness, welfare and social housing
24 January 2017

Worklessness, welfare and social housing

Residents of social housing face considerable disadvantages in the labour market.

Work Programme Evaluation March 2013
24 January 2017

Work Programme Evaluation March 2013

This report focuses on the initial procurement process and the payment-by-results model that underpins the programme. Its key messages will be important for the roll-out of payment-by-results in other areas of government policy, including criminal justice.

Work Programme Statistics 24 January 2017

Work Programme Statistics – March 2016

DWP has published statistics from the beginning of the Work Programme in June 2011 to the end of December 2015. In this data release, we are able to report on the two-year job outcome performance, i.e. whether or not an individual has secured a job outcome during the entire length of time on the programme.

Totalling the hidden talent
24 January 2017

Totalling the hidden talent

This research, commissioned from Inclusion by the Local Government Association, defines a broader measure of 'slack' in the youth labour market than that given by the headline unemployment figures.

What Employers Want 24 January 2017

What Employers Want

As part of What Employers Want, we have produced a suite of resources for unemployed young people, aged 16-25, who are looking for employment.

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