Learning and Work Institute has welcomed the £50 million investment announced today by the Education Secretary, Justine Greening MP, to fund high quality work placements for students on technical education programmes from April 2018. Alongside today’s announcement,...Read more »
Today is the beginning of Carers Week 2017, which this year is focussed on building carer-friendly communities. Learning and Work Institute has long worked to support learning providers and employers to be more young adult carer-friendly....Read more »
Learning and Work Institute is today marking the 25th anniversary of Festival of Learning, England’s biggest celebration of adult education and lifelong learning. Founded in 1992, Adult Learners’ Week, and now Festival of Learning, promotes the...Read more »
A new website to help care leavers make informed decisions about education and work has been launched by Learning and Work Institute today. Supported by the Department for Education, Skills Support for Care Leavers aims to help...Read more »
To govern is to choose. There’s lots to welcome in the Conservative manifesto, including backing for our campaign for a successor to European structural funds. But we need more investment and reform for ordinary working families...Read more »
Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute It’s great to see a focus on Further Education and skills in the Labour manifesto. But we need more radical ways to invest if we’re to tackle the...Read more »
Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute This general election comes at a profound time for our country. Investing in learning and opportunity is essential for our prosperity and fairness in society. We’ve set out...Read more »
Responding to today’s announcement of a general election on 8 June, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive at Learning and Work Institute, said:
New resources are being made available to employers, training providers and employment professionals to help alleviate London’s social care skills shortages from today.
A recent report looking at the UK Government’s apprenticeship policies in England has highlighted some concerns.
New Festival of Learning partner Hotcourses, the UK’s number one online search site for adult learning has been announced as a new Festival Partner for Festival of Learning, England’s largest celebration of adult and lifelong learning,...Read more »
Last week, to mark National Apprenticeship Week, Learning and Work Institute released research showing women, people from lower income families, and ethnic minorities face a participation penalty in apprenticeships. Our research highlighted that people from BAME...Read more »
Following today's budget, Chief Executive, Stephen Evans responds on behalf of Learning and Work Institute
Only 25 per cent of women who unsuccessfully apply for an engineering apprenticeship apply again, new analysis by Learning and Work Institute reveals.
Learning and Work Institute (L&W) has been commissioned by the Greater London Authority to conduct a mapping exercise of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision in Greater London. This work will benefit ESOL policy...Read more »
To mark National Apprenticeship Week, Learning and Work Institute has released research showing women, people from lower income families, and ethnic minorities face a participation penalty in apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are a proven way for people to...Read more »
In response to today’s announcements on investment in skills and technical education from Her Majesty’s Treasury, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive at Learning and Work Institute said: “We are pleased the Chancellor has recognised the need for...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. Covering recruitment practices; service messaging; delivering services; engaging employers; and facilitating...Read more »
Skills Minister Robert Halfon MP has today launched the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network which will promote diversity among employers and encourage more people from underrepresented groups, including those with disabilities, women, and members of the black,...Read more »
Learning and Work Institute is working with the Department for Education to develop new approaches to the traineeship programme. L&W can offer free support to a range of organisations, which include Local Authority employers, voluntary sector...Read more »
Experienced campaigner, David Hagendyk will be joining Learning and Work Institute as the new Director for Wales. David has eighteen years experience of political campaigns and policy development in Wales. He will join Learning and Work...Read more »
With the recent launch of the Government’s Industrial Strategy placing significant emphasis on lifelong education and training, it has never been more important to raise the profile of adult learning and celebrate the positive difference it...Read more »
For January 2017 the Department for Education has released the latest statistics about learner participation, outcomes and highest qualification held in further education and skills. Responding to today’s figures, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of Learning and Work...Read more »
For most young people the acquisition of rights and responsibilities goes hand in hand. As they get older, their responsibilities gradually increase, but so do their rights. This process is an important part of growing up...Read more »