Summary of 23 behavioural science interventions which aimed to improve participation and completion of maths and English courses.
Improving engagement and attainment in maths and English courses: insights from behavioural research
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The report looks at intervention projects based in further education colleges, workplaces and the community.
Annex A provides an overview of research that has been conducted in the areas of adult literacy and numeracy (ALN) and behavioural sciences.
Annex B uses behavioural science to examine the reasons why employers and their employees do not invest in basic skills training.
The research is accompanied by a practical guide to implementing the insights. It is available on the Behavioural Insights Team website.
Published 27 February 2018
Last updated 4 September 2018 + show all updates
- Updated figure 9, showing the effects of study supporters on the mid-year and full-year attendance of students, and its explanatory text.
- First published.