Research and Reports

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.

WE Care – improving Work and Education for young adult carers
19 January 2017

WE Care – improving Work and Education for young adult carers

The WE Care project - improving Work and Education for young adult carers - was funded by the Department of Health's Voluntary Sector Investment Programme.

Really useful book of learning and earning 19 January 2017

The Really Useful Book of Learning and Earning (RUBLE) for Young Adult Carers – Third edition

The Really Useful Book of Learning and Earning for Young Adult Carers is aimed at young adults (aged 16-25) in England who are looking after somebody else.

Through my eyes 19 January 2017

Through My Eyes

A collection of short stories and poems written by adult learners serving custodial sentences.

The Really Useful Book of Learning and Earning (RUBLE) for adults using homelessness services
19 January 2017

The Really Useful Book of Learning and Earning (RUBLE) for adults using homelessness services

This edition of the Really Useful Book of Learning and Earning (RUBLE) is a free resource for direct use by adults using homelessness services to help them think about their learning and development, plan ahead and develop strategies for achieving their goals.

The Impact of Personal Social Development Learning for Offenders
19 January 2017

The Impact of Personal Social Development Learning for Offenders

Throughout the past year NIACE has been supporting Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) staff to identify and evidence the wider outcomes of some of their personal and social development (PSD) learning provision for offenders in custody.

19 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.

The English Language Requirement for Citizenship and Settlement
19 January 2017

The English Language Requirement for Citizenship and Settlement

A policy briefing from NIACE and NATECLA, summarising the latest changes to policy regarding how ESOL provision and qualifications are used to support citizenship applications.

Supporting carers in further education
19 January 2017

Supporting carers in further education

A brand new guide to support students in further education with caring responsibilities, has been published by NIACE and Carers Trust.

Quick Reads
19 January 2017

Quick Reads

Short books written by well-known authors for less confident readers, which positively impact on learners' confidence, attitudes to reading and literacy skills.

Quick Reads Evaluation 2014-15
19 January 2017

Quick Reads Evaluation 2014-15

The 2014-15 evaluation demonstrates the outstanding impact of Quick Reads on adult literacy, attitudes towards reading, levels of confidence and engagement in learning.

Raising pupil attainment through famil learning 19 January 2017

Raising pupil attainment through Family Learning

This guide is for head teachers and school governors to help them invest their Pupil Premium funding in Family Learning programmes. Family Learning has long been shown to produce pos

Supporting care leavers in FE
19 January 2017

Supporting care leavers in FE

To support the 40% of care leavers not in education, employment or training, NIACE and Buttle UK have published a guide for FE colleges and other learning providers.

More than a language
19 January 2017

More than a language

Executive Summary of NIACE's Committee of Inquiry into English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

New English and maths GCSEs in Post-16 Education and Skills
19 January 2017

New English and maths GCSEs in Post-16 Education and Skills

Findings of the call for evidence undertaken on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the Department for Education

Numeracy Counts
19 January 2017

Numeracy Counts

Being numerate and understanding when and where to use maths is a vital part of being able to function as citizens, parents, employers or employees and entrepreneurs.

Maths Everywhere 19 January 2017

Maths Everywhere app

A maths app to help adults see how relevant and useful maths is to everyone, everyday and everywhere.

Maths4Families
19 January 2017

Maths4Families

Resources to help parents and carers take a more active role in their children's maths learning at school by providing ideas and activities to do at home.

Maths4Prisons
19 January 2017

Maths4Prisons

A set of resources to promote Maths Mentors in prisons, to provide one-to-one support to other prisoners on the wing and in maths classes or vocational workshops

Making the connection 19 January 2017

Making the Connection – The Mental Health and Family Learning Pack

This resource pack is aimed at managers and practitioners in adult learning, particularly family learning and mental health services who want to work in partnership to improve, sdet up or develop opportunities that promote access to family learning for adults experiencing mental health difficulties.

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