Research and Reports

Family Learning Works
19 January 2017

Family Learning Works

The final report of our Inquiry into Family Learning exploring the impact of family learning, to develop new thinking and influence public policy.

Community Learning Reform
19 January 2017

Community Learning Reform

A source of information, resources and opportunities to help you understand and adapt to the 2013/14 Community Learning reforms.

Delivering a programme of study for adult learners
19 January 2017

Delivering a programme of study for adult learners

In 2015/16, L&W was supported by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to explore the extent to which the Citizens' Curriculum could form the basis for a programme of study for adul

Engaging learners in GCSE maths and English
19 January 2017

Engaging learners in GCSE maths and English

In November 2014, the Education and Training Foundation commissioned and funded NIACE to carry out research to explore why learners leave school without GCSE grade A*-C in maths and/or English.

Community Learning Innovation Fund
19 January 2017

Community Learning Innovation Fund

A set of resources setting out the key achievements of the 97 projects funded through the Community Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF) in 2012-13.

Community Learning and Local Enterprise Partnerships
19 January 2017

Community Learning and Local Enterprise Partnerships

This report sets out the findings of research commissioned from the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Citizenship materials for ESOL learners
19 January 2017

Citizenship materials for ESOL learners

The citizenship materials for ESOL learners are designed to help teachers to embed citizenship content in ESOL lessons.

Citizens’ Curriculum case studies
19 January 2017

Citizens’ Curriculum case studies

A collection of case studies to showcase the work of pilot schemes that have taken part in a Citizens' Curriculum approach to learning.

Citizens’ Curriculum Phase 2 Interim Evaluation Report
19 January 2017

Citizens’ Curriculum Phase 2 Interim Evaluation Report

In 2015/16, BIS supported L&W to develop its work on the Citizens' Curriculum by carrying out further piloting activity in contexts not included within the scope of the first piloting phase.

Cbeebies Grown Ups 19 January 2017

CBeebies Modules

Ten modules to encourage more adults to learn with their children, produced in collaboration with CBeebies, the BBC's flagship television station and online facility for young children.

Careers Guidance for Young Adult Carers
19 January 2017

Careers Guidance for Young Adult Carers

We've worked with partners and young adult carers to develop and pilot tailored resources and approaches to careers guidance, to better support young adult carers.

Capturing the wider outcomes of community learning
19 January 2017

Capturing the wider outcomes of community learning

This report sets out the findings of a survey carried out by NIACE to investigate approaches to capturing wider outcomes and social value currently in use among community learning providers.

Care Leavers Leaflet
19 January 2017

Care Leavers Leaflet

Useful statistics on care leavers, highlighting the challenges these young people face.

Armed Forces Basic Skills Longitudinal Study
19 January 2017

Armed Forces Basic Skills Longitudinal Study

Showcasing how the Army successfully put English and maths at the heart of its support for the development of employee skills.

Adult Financial Capability Framework
19 January 2017

Adult Financial Capability Framework

A resource to help you identify and understand the needs of learners and to plan your work with them.

Adults Learning Extra: Adult Learning in Europe
19 January 2017

Adults Learning Extra: Adult Learning in Europe

This Adults Learning Extra considers a vision for adult learning in Europe.

Adults Learning Extra: Poverty, work and low pay
19 January 2017

Adults Learning Extra: Poverty, work and low pay

This issue of Adults Learning Extra examines the role of education and skills in tackling poverty and low pay.

A Woman’s Place
19 January 2017

A Woman’s Place

Resources for programmes and projects that are designed to help women from Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Somali communities access adult learning.

Women with negatives 18 January 2017

A better future for us all

Our policy paper identifies 10 ways in which learning can help older people respond to the challenges of ageing and sets out three aims to improve access to learning opportunities.

Skills and Poverty
13 September 2016

Skills and Poverty

The UK’s skills base has historically lagged behind that of other countries, with big inequalities in skills levels and participation in learning. Out of the 24 OECD countries that took part in a skills survey, the...Read more »

14 March 2016

Drug treatment outcomes and employment

The Learning and Work Institute was commissioned by Public Health England in October 2015 to conduct a Rapid Evidence Review of the relationship between employment, employment support and drug treatment outcomes. It is widely believed that...Read more »