Supporting transitions from ESOL to apprenticeships
15 November 2017 by Elizabeth Davies

Supporting transitions from ESOL to apprenticeships

Last week’s Annual Conference on English, Maths and ESOL was a great opportunity to hear more about the good work that adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL practitioners do, and the benefits this can have for learners....Read more »

Apprenticeships Starts – The numbers behind the headlines
13 October 2017 by Paul Bivand

Apprenticeships Starts – The numbers behind the headlines

Unsurprisingly, yesterday’s apprenticeships data has made headlines for the wrong reasons – with 70,000 fewer people starting apprentices this summer compared with last summer.  As Stephen Evans said in his blog yesterday, it is too early...Read more »

Improving progressions from traineeships
13 October 2017 by Charlotte Robey

Improving progressions from traineeships

Data published this week show a dramatic fall in publicly funded adult learning. Headlines across the sector are focussing on the 61% drop in apprenticeship starts following the introduction of the Levy, but underneath this are...Read more »

New resources supporting public sector apprenticeships
26 July 2017 by Shane Chowen

New resources supporting public sector apprenticeships

Top tips and case studies to help public sector organisations plan and develop their apprenticeship programmes have been launched by Learning and Work Institute. Supported by the Department for Education, the resources provide valuable information for...Read more »

Finding a way forward for part-time and flexible apprenticeships
12 July 2017 by Liz Davies

Finding a way forward for part-time and flexible apprenticeships

L&W welcomes the release of the Taylor Review of modern working practices, and while there is much of note in the report, we are pleased it specifically discusses recent changes that allow apprenticeships to be completed...Read more »

Cause for optimism following The Taylor Review
11 July 2017 by Dave Hagendyk

Cause for optimism following The Taylor Review

Whatever your political persuasion, The Taylor Review was probably always destined to disappoint some people in some way.  The response from the trade union movement in particular underlines the challenge it has had to bridge the gap...Read more »

Good work, with training and progression, should be the norm for everyone
11 July 2017 by Shane Chowen

Good work, with training and progression, should be the norm for everyone

Responding to the publication of Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive at Learning and Work Institute, said:  “I support the call of Matthew Taylor and his team for all work to...Read more »