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20th March 2017 by Ifrah Mukri

Hotcourses announced as new Festival of Learning partner

New Festival of Learning partner Hotcourses, the UK’s number one online search site for adult learning has been announced as a new Festival Partner for Festival of Learning, England’s largest celebration of adult and lifelong learning,...Read more »

Making apprenticeships work for women
15th March 2017 by Dr Fiona Aldrige

Making apprenticeships work for women

Last week, to mark National Apprenticeship Week, Learning and Work Institute released research showing women, people from lower income families, and ethnic minorities face a participation penalty in apprenticeships. Our research highlighted that people from BAME...Read more »

8th March 2017 by

Technical education focus welcomed but glaring lack of strategy for adult education

Following today's budget, Chief Executive, Stephen Evans responds on behalf of Learning and Work Institute

8th March 2017 by

Persistence could help reduce gender inequalities in engineering apprenticeships

Only 25 per cent of women who unsuccessfully apply for an engineering apprenticeship apply again, new analysis by Learning and Work Institute reveals.

Access to high-quality English language provision is essential
7th March 2017 by

Access to high-quality English language provision is essential

Learning and Work Institute (L&W) has been commissioned by the Greater London Authority to conduct a mapping exercise of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision in Greater London. This work will benefit ESOL policy...Read more »

5th March 2017 by

Apprenticeships on the rise – but not for everyone

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, Learning and Work Institute has released research showing women, people from lower income families, and ethnic minorities face a participation penalty in apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are a proven way for people to...Read more »

L&W respond to pre-budget skills funding announcement
5th March 2017 by

L&W respond to pre-budget skills funding announcement

In response to today’s announcements on investment in skills and technical education from Her Majesty’s Treasury, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive at Learning and Work Institute said: “We are pleased the Chancellor has recognised the need for...Read more »

2nd March 2017 by

Delivering in-work progression support for low paid workers

Our first interim report from the Step-Up evaluation brings together learning from the programme’s first year on engaging with and delivering services to low-paid workers.  Covering recruitment practices; service messaging; delivering services; engaging employers; and facilitating...Read more »

1st March 2017 by

Free online technology course starts tomorrow

Learning and Work Institute are offering a free online technology course, running across 12 weeks, to support adult educators in line with European targets to tackle digital skill gaps. The course will equip educators with practical...Read more »

1st March 2017 by

Action to tackle Britain’s Digital Skills Divide

In response to the Government’s UK Digital Strategy, published 1 March 2017, Learning and Work Institute is calling for action to tackle Britain’s stark digital skills divide. There is a 22 percentage point gap between areas...Read more »

Aprenticeship 21st February 2017 by Alex Fowler

Dedicated and focused action needed to tackle apprenticeships inequality

Skills Minister Robert Halfon MP has today launched the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network which will promote diversity among employers and encourage more people from underrepresented groups, including those with disabilities, women, and members of the black,...Read more »

Traineeship programme 10th February 2017 by Alex Fowler

Developing Traineeship Programmes for Young People who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)

Learning and Work Institute is working with the Department for Education to develop new approaches to the traineeship programme. L&W can offer free support to a range of organisations, which include Local Authority employers, voluntary sector...Read more »

New Leadership for Learning and Work Institute in Wales
1st February 2017

New Leadership for Learning and Work Institute in Wales

Experienced campaigner, David Hagendyk will be joining Learning and Work Institute as the new Director for Wales. David has eighteen years experience of political campaigns and policy development in Wales. He will join Learning and Work...Read more »

31st January 2017

2017 Festival of Learning AWARD Nominations NOW OPEN

With the recent launch of the Government’s Industrial Strategy placing significant emphasis on lifelong education and training, it has never been more important to raise the profile of adult learning and celebrate the positive difference it...Read more »

27th January 2017

“We need a step change in participation in learning” – Stephen Evans

For January 2017 the Department for Education has released the latest statistics about learner participation, outcomes and highest qualification held in further education and skills. Responding to today’s figures, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of Learning and Work...Read more »

Aprentership Training 23rd January 2017

Skills at the Heart of Industrial Strategy

Learning and Work Institute has today welcomed the fact that skills are at the heart of the Government’s Industrial Strategy. Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of Learning and Work Institute said: “Britain needs a world class skills...Read more »

20th January 2017

Learning and Work Institute – at the heart of public sector apprenticeships

Learning and Work Institute (L&W) is helping public sector organisations to meet their apprenticeship targets and assisting them to recognise the benefits of apprenticeships to their organisations. L&W is identifying best practice and ensuring that public...Read more »

13th January 2017

Work placements crucial for technical education and training

Learning and Work Institute, in partnership with Fair Train, has been commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to gather evidence on good quality, effective work placements and any challenges to delivering these.

13th December 2016

Making learning and work count

Our vision is for a prosperous and fair society in which learning and work provide opportunities for everyone to realise their potential and ambitions throughout life. Our impact report shows how our work in 2015-16 contributes...Read more »

9th December 2016

Addressing barriers to employment for disabled people

This report presents findings from our research into the barriers to employment, volunteering and skills development for disabled people and individuals with long-term health conditions residing in Brighton & Hove. Building on the research findings, it...Read more »

7th December 2016

Building on the messages from the Youth Employment Convention 2016

Young people – Britain’s greatest asset – but HOW can we maximise their potential? This was the challenge set by Learning and Work Institute at the 2016 Youth Employment Convention.

5th December 2016

Learning is vital to integration

Learning and Work Institute has welcomed Dame Louise Casey’s report into social integration and the focus on ensuring everyone has the English skills they need.  Stephen Evans, Chief Executive at Learning and Work Institute, commented: “Knowing that...Read more »

24th November 2016

Carers Rights Day 2016

Today is Carers Rights Day, when organisations across the country help carers to understand their rights and the support they are entitled to.

Action for Change: our report
24th November 2016

Action for Change: our report

Learning and Work Institute were the lead evaluation partner in the Action for Change project, which has been funded by the European Commission. 

23rd November 2016

Learning and Work Institute responds to Autumn Statement

Today’s Autumn Statement sets out the first official assessment of the economy and public finances since the EU referendum, alongside modest new spending commitments targeted at raising productivity and supporting ‘just about managing’ households.  

22nd November 2016

Citizens’ Curriculum needed now more than ever

Statistics released by the UK Government have shown a significant fall in adults participating in English and Maths courses in England. 

14th November 2016

Learning and Work Institute announces 6 pilots for ‘Positive Career Choices for Young Adult Carers’

Funded by the Department of Health’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) grants fund, ‘Positive Career Choices for Young Adult Carers’ is working with six carers services across England to develop and pilot a tailored careers...Read more »

14th November 2016

MPs add voice to concerns for employment support resource

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee have added their voice to growing concerns about the lack resource and capacity being made available to help more people with disabilities and health conditions in to employment.

8th November 2016

Maximising life chances of Britain’s greatest asset – young people

We are delighted to welcome Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, who will be keynote speaker at our Youth Employment Convention on 5 December in London.

2nd November 2016

What Employers Want programme provides new opportunities for young people

With the success of the What Employers Want programme, culminating in the creation of the What Employers Want website, Learning and Work are pleased to announce the exciting next phase of the project to tackle youth unemployment.