The Government must not alter its commitment to raising skill levels in order to drive long-term and sustained economic growth, urges NIACE in response to today’s Autumn Statement which included news of 30,000 extra places in higher education and 20,000 more Higher Apprenticeships.
NIACE believes that young people in care will be better equipped to make the most of learning opportunities following today’s announcement that local authorities will now have a legal duty to financially support young care leavers in foster care until the age of 21.
NIACE has responded to today’s publication of the OECD PISA Report and will be sharing more in-depth analysis over the next few days.
NIACE has commented on the Statistical First Release, showing that participation in publicly-funded adult learning in England was 4.2% higher in the 2012/13 academic year compared to 2011/12 according to official figures.
Stories of remarkable people and organisations, who have used learning to transform lives, are invited to be part of the country’s largest festival and celebration of learning. Adult Learners’ Week nominations are now open for projects, providers, employers and individuals.
A new Community Learning resources website has been launched by NIACE, on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency, to help adult learning providers understand and adapt to the 2013/14 Community Learning reforms.
One in four people in England struggle with maths - that’s why from now until the end of March, Maths4us will raise awareness of the importance of maths for everyone and look at how we can improve the nation’s maths skills.
The autumn Adults Learning reflects on the impact of community learning, examines the role of adult education in creating spaces for debate about politics and features an interview with justice campaigner Margaret Aspinall
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