Research and Reports

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Apprentice Charter

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.

Work in progress: Low pay and progression in London and the UK
24 January 2017

Work in progress: Low pay and progression in London and the UK

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.

A guide to tracking learner destinations 24 January 2017

A guide to tracking learner destinations

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.

Advice, support and poverty: an evidence review
24 January 2017

Advice, support and poverty: an evidence review

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.

Improving Procedures for Collecting Information on Mobile Workers
24 January 2017

Improving Procedures for Collecting Information on Mobile Workers

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.

Jobs not Careers
24 January 2017

Jobs not Careers

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.

Lone parent sanctions: a review of international evidence
24 January 2017

Lone parent sanctions: a review of international evidence

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

Evaluation of the Work Choice Specialist Disability Employment Programme
24 January 2017

Evaluation of the Work Choice Specialist Disability Employment Programme

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.

Evaluation of the temporary jobs pilot: ‘Proving Talent’
24 January 2017

Evaluation of the temporary jobs pilot: ‘Proving Talent’

This evaluation uses a mixture of methods to capture the success and outcomes of the first five pilot initiatives up to April 2013

Evaluation of Southwest Workways
24 January 2017

Evaluation of Southwest Workways

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: Putting work, skills and enterprise at the heart of Community Budgets
24 January 2017

Community Works: Putting work, skills and enterprise at the heart of Community Budgets

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.

The Healthy FE and Skills
24 January 2017

The Healthy FE and Skills

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.

Mental Health 24 January 2017

Mental Health in Further Education (MHFE)

Our Mental Health in Further Education (MHFE) website is designed to promote good mental health in adult learning.

Equalities Logo 24 January 2017

The Equalities Toolkit

A resource designed to help education and training organisations develop better practice to meet the Public Sector Equality Duty (2010).

Using the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
24 January 2017

Using the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)

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).

Using insight and innovation to benefit low income households
24 January 2017

Using insight and innovation to benefit low income households

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

Unit Delivery
24 January 2017

Unit Delivery

NIACE has, for several years, been working with the Skills Funding Agency to research the benefits of QCF unit delivery.

STEM Traineeships in the Humber LEP Area
24 January 2017

STEM Traineeships in the Humber LEP Area

This report presents the findings of a six-month demonstration pilot project undertaken by NIACE in partnership with Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Innovation Code Evaluation 2013/14 – Final Report
24 January 2017

Innovation Code Evaluation 2013/14 – Final Report

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.

Discussion Paper 24 January 2017

Can and how might Traineeships work for STEM within the context of a LEP area?

Research into how Traineeships can work for STEM skills within the context of a LEP area.

Young Adult Carers and Education and Training
19 January 2017

Young Adult Carers and Education and Training

This paper highlights the main issues that need to be addressed surrounding learning for young adult carers.

Young Adult Carers in Learning and Work
19 January 2017

Young Adult Carers in Learning and Work

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
19 January 2017

Working with Young Adult Carers

Working with Young Adult Carers has been written to support people working with young adult carers.

Young Adult Carer and Young Carer posters
19 January 2017

Young Adult Carer and Young Carer posters

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.

Work, Society and Lifelong Literacy: Report of the Inquiry into Adult Literacy in England
19 January 2017

Work, Society and Lifelong Literacy: Report of the Inquiry into Adult Literacy in England

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.

Working with social value and wider outcomes
19 January 2017

Working with social value and wider outcomes

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.

Vocational Training and Employability Skills in Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions
19 January 2017

Vocational Training and Employability Skills in Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions

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.

Voices of Adult Maths Learners
19 January 2017

Voices of Adult Maths Learners

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.

Voices of Care Leavers
19 January 2017

Voices of Care Leavers

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.

Voices of Young Adult Carers
19 January 2017

Voices of Young Adult Carers

Stories of young adult carers' experiences of caring and learning.

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