Improving the System

Young Adult Carers Employment Report
27 November 2018

Young Adult Carers Employment Report

This report presents the findings from research conducted by Learning and Work Institute on behalf of the Department for Education, which aimed to gather robust evidence on young adult carers’ barriers to employment. The research explored:...Read more »

Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions early warning trial evaluation: qualitative report
31 May 2018

Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions early warning trial evaluation: qualitative report

This report presents qualitative findings from the Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) sanctions early warning trial. The JSA sanctions early warning trial tested the effect of giving claimants facing a sanction an additional 14 days to provide evidence of compliance. The...Read more »

Exploring funding for apprentices with additional needs
31 May 2018

Exploring funding for apprentices with additional needs

Research into the effectiveness of funding to support apprentices with learning difficulties, disabilities or disadvantage. Findings from interviews with apprenticeship providers, employers and third party organisations. This report identifies areas to consider in the future development of...Read more »

Evaluation of Liverpool City Region Youth Employment Gateway
13 April 2018

Evaluation of Liverpool City Region Youth Employment Gateway

This report sets out findings from the evaluation of the Youth Employment Gateway (YEG), an ambitious initiative to reduce youth unemployment across the Liverpool City Region. YEG was aimed at young people aged between 18 and...Read more »

22 February 2018

Exploring models for part-time and flexible apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a key government policy to support transition to the labour market, social mobility, economic growth and improved productivity. While evidence shows that the benefits to apprentices, to businesses and to our wider economy and...Read more »

Work Placements – a call for evidence
30 July 2017

Work Placements – a call for evidence

We were commissioned by DfE to work in partnership with Fair Train to conduct a call for evidence to understand what effective practice in work placements looks like

Localised approaches to supporting care leavers
11 May 2017

Localised approaches to supporting care leavers

This report presents the findings of Learning and Work Institute’s research into localised approaches to supporting care leavers and looked after children.

Supporting Learners through the Advanced Learner Loans Service
21 February 2017

Supporting Learners through the Advanced Learner Loans Service

This report shows that we are fortunate in the further education sector to have scrupulous and high – integrity organisations who care about their learners. The support that colleges and independent providers offer to learners who...Read more »

Delivering local welfare
21 February 2017

Delivering local welfare

In April 2013, the Department for Work and Pensions (‘DWP’) abolished the Crisis Loan and Community Care Grant elements of the Social Fund and transferred the funding previously used to support these to upper tier local...Read more »

The Healthy FE and Skills
24 January 2017

The Healthy FE and Skills

Healthy FE and Skills is a website for education and training providers who want to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of their learners and staff.

Mental Health 24 January 2017

Mental Health in Further Education (MHFE)

Our Mental Health in Further Education (MHFE) website is designed to promote good mental health in adult learning.

Equalities Logo 24 January 2017

The Equalities Toolkit

A resource designed to help education and training organisations develop better practice to meet the Public Sector Equality Duty (2010).

Using the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
24 January 2017

Using the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)

The purpose of this report is to present to the Skills Funding Agency (the Agency) a snapshot picture of how providers are making use of the facility to offer the recognition of prior learning (RPL) within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

Using insight and innovation to benefit low income households
24 January 2017

Using insight and innovation to benefit low income households

The Centre for Responsible Credit (CfRC) provides a starting point to deliver more collabarative approaches capable of harnessing the knowledge that non-profits and the community finance sector

Unit Delivery
24 January 2017

Unit Delivery

NIACE has, for several years, been working with the Skills Funding Agency to research the benefits of QCF unit delivery.

STEM Traineeships in the Humber LEP Area
24 January 2017

STEM Traineeships in the Humber LEP Area

This report presents the findings of a six-month demonstration pilot project undertaken by NIACE in partnership with Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Innovation Code Evaluation 2013/14 – Final Report
24 January 2017

Innovation Code Evaluation 2013/14 – Final Report

This report sets out the findings of the research commissioned from NIACE by the Skills Funding Agency to evaluate the implementation of the Innovation Code.

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.

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