Research and Reports

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Learning for Women in Prison
19 January 2017

Learning for Women in Prison

NIACE carried out research into learning and skills provision in women's prisons under the programme of work funded by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

Learning Through Life
19 January 2017

Learning Through Life

Published in 2009, Learning Through Life was the definitive report into the future for lifelong learning in the UK, following an independent inquiry sponsored by NIACE.

Older People 19 January 2017

Learning for Older People in Care Settings

A range of resources to improve access to learning opportunities for older people in care settings.

Key Words: Numeracy
19 January 2017

Key Words: Numeracy

This is the second edition of the highly popular Key Words: Numeracy with revised and updated definitions of terms covered in numeracy learning.

Key Words: Literacy
19 January 2017

Key Words: Literacy

This is the third edition of the highly popular Key Words: Literacy with revised and updated definitions of terms covered in literacy learning.

Inquiry into Adult Literacy in England
19 January 2017

Inquiry into Adult Literacy in England

Our findings, analysis, conclusions and detailed recommendations following our Inquiry into Adult Literacy in England.

Inquiry on Adult Numeracy Learning
19 January 2017

Inquiry on Adult Numeracy Learning

A package of recommendations following our Inquiry on Adult Numeracy Learning.

Intensive English and maths provision in prisons
19 January 2017

Intensive English and maths provision in prisons

In 2012 the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) commissioned NIACE to conduct a feasibility study into intensive delivery of English and maths in custodial settings.

Giving care leavers more control over their futures
19 January 2017

Giving care leavers more control over their futures

This research explores care leavers' routes into education and work, providing examples of best practice and recommendations to address the needs of young care leavers.

FELTAG 19 January 2017

Implementing FELTAG

Our Implementing FELTAG webinar recordings, along with other associated resources.

Increasing the Employability of Parents/Carers
19 January 2017

Increasing the Employability of Parents/Carers

In 2015-16, we set out to show how Wider Family Learning can have a direct impact on the employability of parents/carers.

ESOL for Employment
19 January 2017

ESOL for Employment

Case studies to support Skills Funding Agency ESOL providers working with Jobcentre Plus.

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