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 »
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 »
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 »
Delivered between April 2017 and March 2018, Learning and Work Institute’s Support for Colleges project provided targeted one-to-one support for six colleges throughout England to enable them to develop an effective and embedded whole organisational approach...Read more »
Research into the effectiveness of funding to support apprentices with learning difficulties, disabilities or disadvantage. Findings from interviews with apprenticeship providers, employers and third party organisations. This report identifies areas to consider in the future development of...Read more »
Apprenticeships are a key government policy to support transition to the labour market, social mobility, economic growth and improved productivity. While evidence shows that the benefits to apprentices, to businesses and to our wider economy and...Read more »
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
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 »
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 is...Read more »
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.
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 guide aims to help employers provide support for young adult carers to gain and stay in work. It tells employers who young adult carers are, the benefits of supporting young adult carers in the workplace, and includes practical information, resources and case studies which demonstrate the types of support employers can offer to young adult carers.
The evaluation is based primarily on analysis management information and a survey of customers who first received support in 2009, and four case study visits to different delivery locations conducted in 2011 and 2012.
This paper specifically looks at how effective training programmes targeted at increasing the employment and skills of young people who are not in learning or work and who have low or no skills.
DWP has published statistics from the beginning of the Work Programme in June 2011 to the end of June 2016. In this data release, we report on the two-year job outcome performance i.e. whether or not an individual has secured a job outcome during the entire length of time on the programme.
Residents of social housing face considerable disadvantages in the labour market.
This report focuses on the initial procurement process and the payment-by-results model that underpins the programme. Its key messages will be important for the roll-out of payment-by-results in other areas of government policy, including criminal justice.
DWP has published statistics from the beginning of the Work Programme in June 2011 to the end of December 2015. In this data release, we are able to report on the two-year job outcome performance, i.e. whether or not an individual has secured a job outcome during the entire length of time on the programme.
As part of What Employers Want, we have produced a suite of resources for unemployed young people, aged 16-25, who are looking for employment.
This research, commissioned from Inclusion by the Local Government Association, defines a broader measure of 'slack' in the youth labour market than that given by the headline unemployment figures.
This is an important publication which makes the case for more skills support to unemployed people on the Work Programme.
This study reviews changes in the organisation and regulation of public and private employment services in four selected European countries.
Key trends for voluntary sector organisations working with offenders and their families.
This research seeks to contribute to addressing these gaps in the evidence base.