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.
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 »
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
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 »
Response to Department for Education survey on Apprenticeship funding proposals - September 2016
Submission to Department for Education - January 2017
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.
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.
This submission by Inclusion covers each of the Committee's five areas of interest.
The Work Programme is intended as a single integrated package of support for those who are out of work.
The response draws on Inclusion's analysis of labour market and sanctions data, previous research on conditionality and sanctions regimes and extensive recent qualitative research on welfare reform impacts.
Inclusion and NIACE, sets out our view on the welfare to work system and priorities for reform.
Young people have lost out significantly both during and since the recession, and long-term youth unemployment is now at levels not seen in a generation.
On 17 February 2011 the government published its long-awaited Welfare Reform Bill.
Work and Pensions Committee enquiry into progress towards implementation of Universal Credit - Inclusion response
Inclusion supports the Government's objectives in introducing Universal Credit: to simplify the benefits system, to ensure that work always pays and to increase personal responsibility. Universal Credit will introduce far reaching, and in many cases welcome, reforms to simplify and improve the design and delivery of the benefits system. However in many important ways the benefits system will remain complex for claimants, advisers and the wider public to understand.
The Centre for Social and Economic Inclusion responds to the DWP settlement and employment support.
The Centre for Social and Economic Inclusion responds to the Spending Review 2015 welfare reforms.
NIACE and Inclusion have proposed ten practical policies which the next Government can and should implement in its first 100 days.
Universal Credit is a new single, integrated working-age benefit which is intended to ensure that 'work always pays and is seen to pay'. Read Inclusion's briefing of Universal Credit.
Our radical new approach to reforming the learning and skills system, making bold new proposals following recent reports confirming the urgent need for a skills-led economic recovery.
NIACE's proposals on how rapid progress can be made against the Conservative Party's manifesto commitments despite the further pressures on unprotected Departmental budgets.
Our policy solution proposing a new National Advancement Service to help people, especially those earning 'below the living wage', boost their earnings and career prospects.
Do you want to find out who Learning and Work Institute are and what we do? Our leaflet has all the answers as well as explaining how we could work together.