Research and Reports

Review of Impacts of Welfare Reform Report
14 November 2017

Review of Impacts of Welfare Reform Report

Commissioned by the Local Government Association, we worked with Policy in Practice to review the cumulative impact of welfare reform on people, communities and services.

Skills Audits for Asylum Seekers and Refugees: A Practitioner’s Manual
12 September 2017

Skills Audits for Asylum Seekers and Refugees: A Practitioner’s Manual

As part of ASSET UK, NIACE developed a manual for practitioners and programme managers in order to aid their understanding of the requirements, necessary knowledge and practical means to undertake skills audits with asylum seekers and...Read more »

Carer’s Allowance leaflets and posters
4 September 2017

Carer’s Allowance leaflets and posters

These posters and leaflets have been developed in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions and members of the National Policy Forum for Young Adult Carers. They are designed for learning providers and carers services...Read more »

Citizens’ Curriculum Coaching Guide
30 August 2017

Citizens’ Curriculum Coaching Guide

This resource offers practical guidance on how to use non-directive coaching techniques to support and add value to the Citizens’ Curriculum approach.  It will be particularly useful in supporting learners to develop a range of Citizens’...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

Best practice in designing and delivering Public Sector apprenticeship programmes case studies
25 July 2017

Best practice in designing and delivering Public Sector apprenticeship programmes case studies

Our case studies include examples of good practice and different approaches taken by a range of public sector organisations. In a hurry? Read the 2-page summaries below of the approaches being taken by public sector organisations....Read more »

Citizens’ Curriculum Participatory Resource Pack
13 July 2017

Citizens’ Curriculum Participatory Resource Pack

This resource, developed by L&W and EFA London, offers practical guidance on how to use participatory techniques to support and add value to the Citizens’ Curriculum approach. It focuses on language (English for Speakers of Other Languages...Read more »

Work Local – report to the LGA on options for devolving employment and skills
4 July 2017

Work Local – report to the LGA on options for devolving employment and skills

The Learning and Work Institute was commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) to explore the options for how modern, more integrated and localised public employment and skills services could be funded, designed and delivered.  This...Read more »

L&W General Election 2017 Manifesto
12 May 2017

L&W General Election 2017 Manifesto

Learning and Work Institute's General Election 2017 Manifesto

The RUBLE for Care Leavers: Staff guide
11 May 2017

The RUBLE for Care Leavers: Staff guide

This guide is provided as an accompaniment to The Really Useful Book of Learning and Earning for Care Leavers (RUBLE) 2017.

The Really Useful Book of Learning and Earning (RUBLE) for Care Leavers
11 May 2017

The Really Useful Book of Learning and Earning (RUBLE) for Care Leavers

The Really Useful Book of Learning and Earning for Care Leavers is for young adults (aged 16-25) in England who have recently left care, or are in the process of leaving care.

Employer guide to supporting care leavers in the workplace
11 May 2017

Employer guide to supporting care leavers in the workplace

The aim of this guide is to highlight ways in which employers of all sizes, and from all sectors of the economy, can make a difference in supporting care leavers to develop the skills, experience and confidence they need to gain, stay and progress in work.

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.

Updated RARPA Guidance and Case Studies
11 April 2017

Updated RARPA Guidance and Case Studies

Guidance on Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA) has been updated to support the expanding role of RARPA in quality assuring non-regulated provision under the Adult Education Budget.

15 March 2017

Three Million Apprenticeships – Building ladders of opportunity

Apprenticeships are a great way to combine learning and earning and meet employers’ skills needs. That is why they have a long history dating back several centuries, though today’s apprenticeships have a wider focus including on...Read more »

3 Million Apprenticeships
6 March 2017

3 Million Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great way to combine learning and earning and meet employers’ skills needs. That is why they have a long history dating back several centuries, though today’s apprenticeships have a wider focus including on...Read more »

Step-Up: Year One Learning Report
2 March 2017

Step-Up: Year One Learning Report

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

Ambition London: Making learning work
22 February 2017

Ambition London: Making learning work

Ambition London is Learning and Work Institute’s flagship programme supporting employers and individuals to meet their skills needs, making use of Advanced Learner Loans to support their learning. Funded by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, this high...Read more »

EAAL – European Agenda for Adult Learning
21 February 2017

EAAL – European Agenda for Adult Learning

As part of the programme of work co-funded by the European Commission and the UK Government, we convened an international conference for policy-makers, practitioners and researchers interested in the impact of adult learning. The two day...Read more »

European Agenda for Adult Learning National Coordinators 2015
21 February 2017

European Agenda for Adult Learning National Coordinators 2015

European Agenda for Adult Learning National Coordinators’ Meeting 12th – 13th November 2015

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 »

Work Programme referrals and attachments: Inclusion analysis 2012
25 January 2017

Work Programme referrals and attachments: Inclusion analysis 2012

Inclusion analyse the number of claimants that have been referred to the Work Programme and the number of claimants who have subsequently started the programme.

25 January 2017

Work Programme statistics: Inclusion analysis 2015

The Centre for Social and Economic Inclusion comments that the Work Programme continues to show improved results within a period of increasing employment and falling unemployment numbers and rates.

Work Programme – 2011
25 January 2017

Work Programme – 2011

The Work Programme is intended as a single integrated package of support for those who are out of work.

Welfare reform Bill – 2011
25 January 2017

Welfare reform Bill – 2011

On 17 February 2011 the government published its long-awaited Welfare Reform Bill.