To ensure that every apprentice has an excellent experience and gains a solid foundation for a vibrant and successful career, we are proposing the introduction of an Apprentice Charter.
Trust for London commissioned the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion to explore the extent of low-paid work, the barriers to progression, 'what works' in supporting progression, and how policy and delivery could be improved in the future.
This piece of work was commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills to explore how providers are already tracking learners' destinations, and to try and understand the issues facing providers.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) commissioned a series of literature reviews in 2013 to provide a comprehensive and robust evidence base to inform the development of anti-poverty strategies for the UK.
This report provides a review of the UK's capability to track migrant workers, and is complemented by three other reports produced by our project partners.
This research tracks the experience of 80 women over a three-year period as they negotiated a return to work after motherhood. Increasing the maternal employment rate is increasingly recognised as a critical policy issue.
This briefing contains findings from a review of evaluations that considered the design, implementation and impact of benefit sanctions, with a particular focus on the experience of lone parents sucess
The evaluation of Work Choice explored both the new programme model and the effect of the DWP commissioning approach on this area of specialist provision.
This evaluation uses a mixture of methods to capture the success and outcomes of the first five pilot initiatives up to April 2013
The South West Workways project aims to provide targeted support to economically inactive and unemployed people across four Local Authorities in South West Wales.
Community Works: placing work, skills and enterprise at the heart of Community Budgets explores some of the key lessons arising from the Government's Community Budgets pilots, and the challenges and opportunities that these create for the future.
Healthy FE and Skills is a website for education and training providers who want to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of their learners and staff.
Our Mental Health in Further Education (MHFE) website is designed to promote good mental health in adult learning.
A resource designed to help education and training organisations develop better practice to meet the Public Sector Equality Duty (2010).
The purpose of this report is to present to the Skills Funding Agency (the Agency) a snapshot picture of how providers are making use of the facility to offer the recognition of prior learning (RPL) within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
The Centre for Responsible Credit (CfRC) provides a starting point to deliver more collabarative approaches capable of harnessing the knowledge that non-profits and the community finance sector
NIACE has, for several years, been working with the Skills Funding Agency to research the benefits of QCF unit delivery.
This report presents the findings of a six-month demonstration pilot project undertaken by NIACE in partnership with Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
This report sets out the findings of the research commissioned from NIACE by the Skills Funding Agency to evaluate the implementation of the Innovation Code.
Research into how Traineeships can work for STEM skills within the context of a LEP area.
This paper highlights the main issues that need to be addressed surrounding learning for young adult carers.
This infographic shows the impact that caring can have on young people's lives. You can use it to demonstrate some of the challenges that young adult carers experience in learning and work.
Working with Young Adult Carers has been written to support people working with young adult carers.
A set of free posters to raise awareness about the challenges faced by Young Adult Carers who are caring and learning, for learning providers and support services.
Ten years after the introduction of the Skills for Life Strategy, which aimed to improve the literacy, language and numeracy skills of 2.25 million adults by 2010, the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) launched an independent inquiry into the state of adult literacy in England.
We have developed an innovative suite of generic tools and resources to support learning providers to understand and approach social value and impact measurement. Workshop participants became familiar with these tools and how to use, apply and adapt them to meet the specific needs of their own context.
Under the programme of work funded by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, NIACE undertook a study to identify effective practice in vocational learning and employability skills provision in men's prisons and Young Offender Institutions.
Research has shown that the biggest single factor in adults not taking up maths learning is fear. The stories in this publication are personal accounts of adults who have overcome their own barriers and taken part in adult maths learning to improve life and work prospects for themselves and their families.
The stories featured in this publication are written by young adult care leavers (aged 16 and over) who are currently engaged in learning and/or work.