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Learning throughout life – Inspiring stories from Festival of Learning

We often talk about lifelong learning, and the importance of providing opportunities for people to learn throughout their life course. There are plenty of reports which set out the evidence; whether that be the impact of learning on health and wellbeing, or how learning can help people access work and progress in their career. But it is the personal stories of adult learners that really show the value of lifelong learning.

Learning and Work Institute strengthens leadership team

Learning and Work Institute today announced the appointment of new senior staff as it strengthens its team focused on boosting policy and practice in learning, skills and employment.

Does political uncertainty mean the Augar Review will be kicked into the long grass, or will it set the scene for the next Prime Minister?

A lot of the headlines about the Augar Review focused on higher education.

Ten year plan for basic and intermediate skills could boost our economy by £20 billion per year and improve social justice

New research from Learning and Work Institute shows progress improving skills has slowed over the last decade:

We need an international benchmark of excellence - #ApprenticeshipFutures

It’s easy to groan at the latest apprenticeship statistics and think that it’s another executive failure, it’s less easy to look beyond this and offer ideas on how to turn it around.

Too many young people missing out on education and employment #LWYouthCommission

England’s six million young people stay in education for longer than previous generations, and most find their feet in the world of work.

Where next for apprenticeships? The Debate Continues #ApprenticeshipFutures

A ago week today, Learning and Work Institute launched All change: where next for apprenticeships?, a new essay collection with leading experts setting out ways to improve the quality of apprenticeships and ensure fair access to training.

All change: where next for apprenticeships? #ApprenticeshipFutures

We are living through one of the biggest policy reforms in a generation. With a commitment to delivering 3 million apprenticeships by 2020, the government has introduced an Apprenticeship Levy on the largest employers alongside other major changes to the development and funding of apprenticeship. It certainly has been ‘all change’.

7 ways to support apprentices with mental health conditions

The prevalence of mental health issues amongst young people is a significant and ongoing issue. 75 per cent of mental illnesses begin before a child reaches their 18th birthday.

What triggers adults to participate in learning?

There is a strong growing evidence base on the benefits of adult learning, including improved health, richer social networks and better job prospects. Yet adult participation in learning has a hit a 20-year low.

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