Research and Reports

Supporting care leavers in FE
19 January 2017

Supporting care leavers in FE

To support the 40% of care leavers not in education, employment or training, NIACE and Buttle UK have published a guide for FE colleges and other learning providers.

More than a language
19 January 2017

More than a language

Executive Summary of NIACE's Committee of Inquiry into English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

New English and maths GCSEs in Post-16 Education and Skills
19 January 2017

New English and maths GCSEs in Post-16 Education and Skills

Findings of the call for evidence undertaken on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the Department for Education

Numeracy Counts
19 January 2017

Numeracy Counts

Being numerate and understanding when and where to use maths is a vital part of being able to function as citizens, parents, employers or employees and entrepreneurs.

Maths Everywhere 19 January 2017

Maths Everywhere app

A maths app to help adults see how relevant and useful maths is to everyone, everyday and everywhere.

Maths4Families
19 January 2017

Maths4Families

Resources to help parents and carers take a more active role in their children's maths learning at school by providing ideas and activities to do at home.

Maths4Prisons
19 January 2017

Maths4Prisons

A set of resources to promote Maths Mentors in prisons, to provide one-to-one support to other prisoners on the wing and in maths classes or vocational workshops

Making the connection 19 January 2017

Making the Connection – The Mental Health and Family Learning Pack

This resource pack is aimed at managers and practitioners in adult learning, particularly family learning and mental health services who want to work in partnership to improve, sdet up or develop opportunities that promote access to family learning for adults experiencing mental health difficulties.

Learning for Women in Prison
19 January 2017

Learning for Women in Prison

NIACE carried out research into learning and skills provision in women's prisons under the programme of work funded by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

Learning Through Life
19 January 2017

Learning Through Life

Published in 2009, Learning Through Life was the definitive report into the future for lifelong learning in the UK, following an independent inquiry sponsored by NIACE.

Older People 19 January 2017

Learning for Older People in Care Settings

A range of resources to improve access to learning opportunities for older people in care settings.

Key Words: Numeracy
19 January 2017

Key Words: Numeracy

This is the second edition of the highly popular Key Words: Numeracy with revised and updated definitions of terms covered in numeracy learning.

Key Words: Literacy
19 January 2017

Key Words: Literacy

This is the third edition of the highly popular Key Words: Literacy with revised and updated definitions of terms covered in literacy learning.

Inquiry into Adult Literacy in England
19 January 2017

Inquiry into Adult Literacy in England

Our findings, analysis, conclusions and detailed recommendations following our Inquiry into Adult Literacy in England.

Inquiry on Adult Numeracy Learning
19 January 2017

Inquiry on Adult Numeracy Learning

A package of recommendations following our Inquiry on Adult Numeracy Learning.

Intensive English and maths provision in prisons
19 January 2017

Intensive English and maths provision in prisons

In 2012 the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) commissioned NIACE to conduct a feasibility study into intensive delivery of English and maths in custodial settings.

Giving care leavers more control over their futures
19 January 2017

Giving care leavers more control over their futures

This research explores care leavers' routes into education and work, providing examples of best practice and recommendations to address the needs of young care leavers.

FELTAG 19 January 2017

Implementing FELTAG

Our Implementing FELTAG webinar recordings, along with other associated resources.

Increasing the Employability of Parents/Carers
19 January 2017

Increasing the Employability of Parents/Carers

In 2015-16, we set out to show how Wider Family Learning can have a direct impact on the employability of parents/carers.

ESOL for Employment
19 January 2017

ESOL for Employment

Case studies to support Skills Funding Agency ESOL providers working with Jobcentre Plus.

Family Learning Works
19 January 2017

Family Learning Works

The final report of our Inquiry into Family Learning exploring the impact of family learning, to develop new thinking and influence public policy.

Community Learning Reform
19 January 2017

Community Learning Reform

A source of information, resources and opportunities to help you understand and adapt to the 2013/14 Community Learning reforms.

Delivering a programme of study for adult learners
19 January 2017

Delivering a programme of study for adult learners

In 2015/16, L&W was supported by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to explore the extent to which the Citizens' Curriculum could form the basis for a programme of study for adul

Engaging learners in GCSE maths and English
19 January 2017

Engaging learners in GCSE maths and English

In November 2014, the Education and Training Foundation commissioned and funded NIACE to carry out research to explore why learners leave school without GCSE grade A*-C in maths and/or English.

Community Learning Innovation Fund
19 January 2017

Community Learning Innovation Fund

A set of resources setting out the key achievements of the 97 projects funded through the Community Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF) in 2012-13.

Community Learning and Local Enterprise Partnerships
19 January 2017

Community Learning and Local Enterprise Partnerships

This report sets out the findings of research commissioned from the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Citizens’ Curriculum Phase 2 Interim Evaluation Report
19 January 2017

Citizens’ Curriculum Phase 2 Interim Evaluation Report

In 2015/16, BIS supported L&W to develop its work on the Citizens' Curriculum by carrying out further piloting activity in contexts not included within the scope of the first piloting phase.

Citizenship materials for ESOL learners
19 January 2017

Citizenship materials for ESOL learners

The citizenship materials for ESOL learners are designed to help teachers to embed citizenship content in ESOL lessons.

Citizens’ Curriculum case studies
19 January 2017

Citizens’ Curriculum case studies

A collection of case studies to showcase the work of pilot schemes that have taken part in a Citizens' Curriculum approach to learning.

Cbeebies Grown Ups 19 January 2017

CBeebies Modules

Ten modules to encourage more adults to learn with their children, produced in collaboration with CBeebies, the BBC's flagship television station and online facility for young children.

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