Improving the System

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.