Previous Youth Commission reports have analysed how these challenges vary across England, and how demographic and economic changes will alter the context for and impact of these challenges. Taken together, they mean young people will have...Read more »
Research shows that family learning produces positive impacts for adults and children from disadvantaged backgrounds by raising aspirations, increasing parental involvement in their child’s learning, improving outcomes and narrowing the attainment gap. It provides a simple...Read more »
Apprenticeships are a great way to combine learning with earning, helping people build their careers and enabling employers to meet their skills needs. In 2017, the government introduced the apprenticeship levy in an effort to boost employer...Read more »
A number of key thinkers from across UK further and adult education were commissioned to write short thinkpieces on the implications for leadership and workforce development of Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: the impact of adult learning...Read more »
Learning has positive benefits for individuals, communities and the wider economy. Increasing and widening access to learning is crucial to future prosperity, fairness and social inclusion in the UK. Despite the strength of this evidence, the...Read more »
This report provides case study evidence of national and international approaches to youth education and employment, comparing them to the current situation in England, and drawing out key lessons.
The cost and outreach pilots are testing different approaches to outreach in engaging adults in learning, and whether offering a course fee subsidy encourages take up. The pilots are running in 5 areas: Greater Lincolnshire LEP Heart...Read more »
The WEA commissioned Learning and Work Institute to undertake the research, which was funded and published by the Further Education Trust for Leadership The new Learning at Life Transitions research report provides insights into what influences adults in their decision-making...Read more »
Local co-ordination of ESOL can support effective delivery of English language programmes and help remove barriers to language learning. The government’s Integrated Communities Action Plan announced new guidance on effective practice in co-ordinating ESOL provision, to...Read more »
Learning and Work Institute is delighted to be working in collaboration with J.P.Morgan to identify ways in which organisations can design and deliver pre-apprenticeship programmes, that provide a pathway to apprenticeships for young people, across Europe....Read more »
The UK’s skills base has long lagged that of comparator countries and over the last decade the rate of improvement in the UK’s skills base has stalled. This is the result of cuts in public funding...Read more »
This report sets out the results of work undertaken by L&W in 2017/18 to develop and test the use of social metrics in Adult Community Learning provision to capture a range of wider outcomes of learning. ...Read more »
Care leavers face barriers in accessing suitable education and employment opportunities. These challenges can be financial, but also be lack of support and guidance in how to navigate through the transition from education to employment. The...Read more »
ESFA are currently funding Learning and Work Institute to deliver a programme of support for LEPs to support apprenticeship growth. The programme, which is focussed around National Apprenticeships Week, includes: Support to plan and deliver your...Read more »
Young apprentices can be some of the most dedicated workers, bringing fresh perspectives and new skill sets into the workforce. They provide opportunities for employers to ‘grow their own’ and develop a crucial talent pipeline for...Read more »
The National Health Service was always intended as part of a coordinated package of measures linked to inequalities in housing, welfare, work, and learning. However, over the past seventy years, as demands on the NHS have grown, policies for...Read more »
The Department for Education (DfE) commissioned Learning and Work Institute (L&W), in partnership with Kantar, to undertake research to understand adults’ experiences of, and decisions about, learning. This report presents the findings from in-depth interviews with...Read more »
This report brings together the findings from the independent evaluation of Timewise Foundation’s Universal Credit earnings progression trial which was delivered between January 2014 and April 2015.
IFF Research and Learning and Work Institute were commissioned by the Department for Education to better understand employers’ capacity and likelihood to offer T Level industry placements. It also aimed to establish any challenges and barriers that employers may...Read more »
Produced for the Department of Education, these case studies illustrate some of the features of effective practice in English, maths and digital basic skills learning in apprenticeships and traineeship settings.
Research shows that participation in learning can have a host of positive benefits for the individual and society, including improved health, wellbeing and productivity. Increasing and widening access to learning is crucial to our future prosperity,...Read more »