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Learning and Work Institute, 2021
Digital skills will have a crucial role to play in the United Kingdom's (UK's) economy beyond the pandemic, helping to drive growth, productivity and innovation across the rest of the economy whilst building on the UK's status as a world-leader in digital tech. Our research looks at the future of digital skills, based on new large scale surveys of…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications, Skill Development
Southgate, David; Egglestone, Corin; Evans, Stephen – Learning and Work Institute, 2021
This report projects Northern Ireland's skills base through to 2030 and compares this to a number of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. The report shows that on current trends Northern Ireland will continue to lag many other countries on a number of measures of learning and skills in 2030. These shortfalls can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Trends, Basic Skills
Jones, Emily; Aldridge, Fiona; Plant, Helen; Stevens, Connor – Learning and Work Institute, 2021
This research, commissioned by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, explores how a higher technical education offer with a focus on industry-specific skills, could help to address the needs of local people, local businesses and the local economy. Compared with its international competitors, the UK has a relatively low proportion of the workforce with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Technical Education, Skilled Workers
Jones, Emily – Learning and Work Institute, 2021
Everyone needs a bit of help sometimes, but it can be difficult to know what support is available, or who or how to ask. The National Apprenticeship Service is committed to making sure apprenticeships are open and available to all individuals. This guide explains what support apprentices can expect during their apprenticeship programme and where…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Employment, Contracts, Financial Support
Rolfe, Heather; Stevenson, Alex – Learning and Work Institute, 2021
This report looks at the future for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learning in the content of new immigration policies, the recovery from coronavirus, and Adult Education Budget devolution. Drawing on desk research and stakeholder interviews in the West Midlands region, the report considers key questions for the sector and policy…
Descriptors: Migration, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
Clayton, Naomi; Evans, Stephen – Learning and Work Institute, 2021
The UK entered the deepest recession in history in 2020, following a decade of sluggish growth. Coronavirus restrictions led to a sharp rise in unemployment, vacancies plummeted, and millions were furloughed. The pandemic has also accelerated technological change, with increased digitalisation and firms discovering new ways to harness emerging…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Employers, Employees, Investment
Evans, Stephen – Learning and Work Institute, 2021
The Skills for Jobs White Paper and funding and accountability consultation set out the Government's plans to introduce a greater focus on the outcomes of learning, including a new Skills Measure that looks at the employment and other outcomes that learners achieve. Will this give colleges and providers greater freedom to deliver for learners, or…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Accountability, Outcomes of Education, Employment
Learning and Work Institute, 2021
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, low-skilled workers have continued to move around the labour market. Working from home presents a new set of challenges for employees and managers alike. Our new research with the Chartered Management Institute looks at the role of managers in supporting low-skilled workers to thrive in their new workplaces…
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Entry Workers, Administrator Role, COVID-19
Egglestone, Corin; Klenk, Hazel; Marsh, Lucy; Sadro, Fay – Learning and Work Institute, 2021
This evaluation report presents the findings from the project-level evaluation of the CareerTech Challenge, delivered between May 2020 and June 2021. The report examines how the design and delivery of evaluations were undertaken, the findings across process and outcome evaluations and key learning from capacity building support delivered by…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Online Courses, Program Evaluation
Sadro, Fay; Marsh, Lucy; Klenk, Hazel; Egglestone, Corin; Friel, Seana – Learning and Work Institute, 2021
The future of work is changing, providing opportunities for new careers and novel ways of working. Changes to the world of work will be driven by long-term trends such as technological and demographic change as well as the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Future skills requirements will increasingly emphasise interpersonal, higher-order…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Career Change, Electronic Learning, Job Skills
Learning and Work Institute, 2020
Young people have an array of skills, and the prospect of a 50 year career and a world filled with opportunity. However, inequalities before the current crisis meant that, while talent was equally distributed around the country, opportunity was not. The pandemic has now had a profound effect on education and employment, risking worsening…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Social Differences, Pandemics, COVID-19
Learning and Work Institute, 2020
As national coordinator since 2012, the Learning and Work Institute has played a role in bringing together partners across the UK to talk about adult learning. The joint projects aim to build experience, share best practice, and research what works. This is particularly crucial in the UK where there are different--some would say…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Best Practices, Educational Policy, Adult Education
Learning and Work Institute, 2020
There is a growing need for people to upskill and retrain throughout their working lives in response to technological and economic changes. Employees need to adapt and take on board new information and ways of working, but may lack confidence in their skills to be able to keep pace with their employer's business. Addressing literacy, numeracy and…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Job Training, Retraining, Foreign Countries
Learning and Work Institute, 2020
The Department for Education commissioned Learning and Work Institute to undertake a review to collate and synthesise the range of evidence on challenging education, employment and training disengagement and inactivity amongst young people aged 15-24. The Government has committed to providing effective early intervention for young people at-risk…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Young Adults, At Risk Persons, Out of School Youth
Learning and Work Institute, 2020
Using findings from research and evaluation is essential to facilitate evidence-informed decision making across the adult learning and skills sector. This is especially pertinent at a time of rapid and far reaching change in how adult education is funded, commissioned and delivered. It is important to understand how and in what ways evidence is…
Descriptors: Evidence, Adult Learning, Research Utilization, Evidence Based Practice
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