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Richmond, Tom; Maher, Jo; Peate, Annie; Crook, Jeremy; Tregelles, Jan; Gale, Mark; Easton, Carole; Hutchings, Dexter; Kinross, Ben; Dromey, Joe; Nugent, Julie – Learning and Work Institute, 2018
An essay collection with leading experts sets out ways to improve the quality of apprenticeships and ensure fair access to training. Despite the United Kingdom's recent apprenticeship reforms, the number of apprenticeship starts is down 25%, leaving the government increasingly off target for its aim of three million starts by 2020. The essays also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement
Learning and Work Institute, 2018
This guide is for colleges in England that want to review and improve their support for Looked After Young People (LAYP) and Care Leavers (CLs). It includes information about who LAYP/ CLs are, the kinds of challenges they face, their rights and entitlements to support, and what staff need to be aware of when working with LAYP/CLs. The guide then…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foster Care, Barriers, Student Needs
Learning and Work Institute, 2018
This guide has been designed as part of a wider project to raise awareness of ways in which English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) learners can benefit from and progress to employment as an apprentice. It also illustrates how a focus on meeting ESOL learners' needs in the workplace can benefit employers and training providers. It is drawn…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Apprenticeships, Released Time
Learning and Work Institute, 2017
This book is aimed at young adults (aged between 16 and 25) in England who have recently left care, or are in the process of leaving care. Leaving care and moving into adult life is a big change to go through. This book provides useful information, advice, and activities to help care leavers get used to living independently and make decisions…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Young Adults, Foster Care, Foreign Countries
Learning and Work Institute, 2017
Presents a guide for employers as to how they can support young care leavers to gain the skills, experience and confidence they need to gain, stay and progress in work. Describes the challenges faced by care leavers and why employers should support them into work. Outlines the positive aspects for businesses such as creating a diverse workforce,…
Descriptors: Success, Foster Care, Transitional Programs, Employers
Learning and Work Institute, 2017
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 all ages, a range of levels, and existing as well as new employees. Changes in the economy, and the importance of skills…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
Learning and Work Institute, 2017
The Learning, Work and Wellbeing Toolkit provides staff at carers services with information and resources to help young adult carers explore their options in learning and work, make informed choices about education, training and employment opportunities, and clarify and achieve their career ambitions. Developed in partnership with carers services…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Young Adults, Well Being, Training
Learning and Work Institute, 2017
The European Agenda for Adult Learning defines the focus for European cooperation in adult education policies for 2012-2020. The Agenda highlights the need to increase participation in adult learning of all kinds (formal, non-formal and informal) either to acquire new work skills, or for active citizenship, or for personal development and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning
Learning and Work Institute, 2017
Since 2015, as part of our work for the European Agenda for Adult Learning, L&W and its partners across the UK have been researching and discussing the impact of adult learning. We have done this through the Impact Forums established in 2014 which meet in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales every quarter. For these meetings we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Outcomes of Education
Learning and Work Institute, 2016
Learning is central to a fair and prosperous society. The links between learning throughout life and national prosperity, business success, societal cohesion, and individual opportunity and life chances are clear and well established. Learning helps you earn more, live healthier and play a fuller role in society. It is equally well established…
Descriptors: Incentives, Investment, Labor Market, Foreign Countries
Learning and Work Institute, 2016
The Government has a target of three million apprenticeship starts in England by 2020, and is introducing an Apprenticeship Levy on the payroll of large employers to fund this increase and to encourage greater employer engagement with apprenticeships. Concerns have been raised about whether there should be a delay to get the details right;…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Secondary School Students, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
Learning and Work Institute, 2016
This guide is for head teachers and school governors to help them invest their Pupil Premium funding in Family Learning programmes. The Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Family Learning is a pedagogical approach that refers to…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Disadvantaged Youth
Learning and Work Institute, 2016
"The Really Useful Book of Learning and Earning for Young Adult Carers" is aimed at young adults (aged 16-25) in England who are looking after somebody else. The first edition of the book was printed in 2011. This third edition is full of new and up-to-date useful information about looking after your health and wellbeing, job hunting,…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Caregivers, Well Being, Social Support Groups
Learning and Work Institute, 2016
Learning and Work Institute is an independent policy and research organisation dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion. This report sets out the findings of research and consultation carried out by Learning and Work Institute (L&W) for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) on learning…
Descriptors: Community Education, Lifelong Learning, Research Reports, Educational Research