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Aleynikova, Ekaterina; Atay, Asli; James, Kathryn; Stevenson, Alex – Learning and Work Institute, 2022
Learning through life, for any reason and none, improves work, health, wellbeing and active citizenship. We've known the benefits of adult education for a long time -- at L&W we've been promoting them and making the case for widening access to learning for the past 100 years. Social prescribing to adult education could be a key tool to address…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Mental Health, COVID-19, Pandemics
Evans, Stephen – Learning and Work Institute, 2022
Inflation is projected to be much higher than expected at the time of the 2021 Spending Review. This could wipe out up to £850 million of the value of skills funding in England over the next three years, leading to either fewer adults accessing learning or risks to the quality of learning. This Briefing Note addresses what the 2021 Spending Review…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Skill Development
Windett, Sam – Learning and Work Institute, 2022
In March 2021, young people accounted for around two thirds of the total fall in employment since the start of the pandemic, and youth unemployment was almost four times higher than the rest of the working-age population. However, following an overall labour market recovery, the UK now faces a recruitment crisis, with employers struggling to hire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Out of School Youth, Labor Market, Unemployment
Hall, Sophie; Soderberg, Christoffer; Cabral, Daniela; Stevenson, Alex – Learning and Work Institute, 2022
Participation in adult essential skills learning has fallen significantly over the past decade across the UK. In our previous report with the Skills for Life Alliance "Getting the Basics Right: The Case for Action on Adult Basic Skills" (ED618568), we explored the social, economic and health benefits of having a solid foundation in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Geographic Regions, Foreign Countries
Learning and Work Institute, 2022
This resource has been developed for pre-apprenticeship providers who wish to develop and enhance their programme to ensure that young people are equipped with the key skills they need for an apprenticeship and their future career. This resource is divided into the following sections: (1) Transversal and learn to learn skills; (2) Basic skills;…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Readiness, Knowledge Level, Skill Development
White, Yasmin; Bradley, Tom; Packer, Beccy; Jones, Emily – Learning and Work Institute, 2022
Along with demographic change and advances in technology, the transition to green skills is one of a number of mega trends set to transform the economy and labour market. These shifts are also interconnected. The need for "green skills" is therefore not just about new green jobs, but also greening existing roles, increasing economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employer Attitudes, Labor Needs, Youth
Evans, Stephen; Vaid, Lovedeep – Learning and Work Institute, 2022
Employment and skills contexts, opportunities, challenges and starting points vary across England. Employment rates vary significantly between geographic areas and demographic groups, as do qualification levels, and opportunities for growth. All of this means there has been an increasing focus in debate on how to tailor employment and skills…
Descriptors: Local Government, Foreign Countries, Employment, Employment Potential
Egglestone, Corin; Jones, Emily; Chrispin, Lucy; Clayton, Naomi; Hall, Sophie – Learning and Work Institute, 2022
One of the most important reforms to the apprenticeship system in recent years has been the transition from apprenticeship frameworks to employer-designed standards. However, the completion rates for these standards are much lower than for frameworks, with large numbers of apprentices withdrawing early from their programmes. It is vital to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Experience, Influences, Persistence
Jones, Emily; Hall, Sophie; Evans, Stephen – Learning and Work Institute, 2022
For more than 25 years, the Adult Participation in Learning Survey has provided a unique insight into adult learning across the UK. It adopts a deliberately broad definition of learning, reflecting the fact that learning is about so much more than formal courses and qualifications. The good news is that, after a decade of declines during the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Participation, Surveys, Social Differences
Learning and Work Institute, 2021
Basic skills -- including literacy, numeracy, ESOL and digital skills -- are key to support adults' life chances and the need to invest in them is increasing. Investing in higher level and technical skills is important for economic recovery and future prosperity. But a sound base of basic skills are both essential in their own right and provide…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Adult Literacy, Numeracy
Evans, Stephen – Learning and Work Institute, 2021
In this ever-changing world, particularly in attempting to overcome the challenges around COVID-19, the need to support the upskilling of all people in Northern Ireland has never been greater. The pandemic has led to significant rises in unemployment. These rises have been limited by the furlough scheme, but significant numbers of people were…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Foreign Countries, Unemployment, Economic Impact
Learning and Work Institute, 2021
Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, many education and employment programmes have switched to online delivery. As we look to a future where many such programmes will retain at least some element of online or hybrid delivery, we need to consider the impacts on different groups, address the challenges, and identify what works. In October 2020, EY…
Descriptors: Job Training, Online Courses, Youth Programs, Experiential Learning
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
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