Blog on Conservative and Liberal Democrat funding plans for Wales
In the second of a series of blogs on what the major parties have to say about their spending plans, Wales Public Services 2025 look at the Conservative and Liberal Democrat manifestos, and their implications for public services in Wales. Check out Dr Daria Luchinskaya's blog: What the Conservative and Liberal Democrat manifestos could mean for Wales
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research projects underway at IER
Mapping transferable skills
Warwick IER has been commissioned by the Department for Education to undertake a mapping and analysis of transferable skills (such as, team working and communication) across each of the new Technical Routes proposed in the Sainsbury Panel Report and adopted in the Government's Post-16 Skills Plan. The purpose of the study is the creation of a framework to help design the content of the new technical level qualifications. Whilst there is much evidence on transferable skills in general, or graduate transferable skills in particular, relatively little research is available for 16-18 year olds who will be the main cohort undertaking the 15 Technical Routes. IER is taking an innovative approach, triangulating information and data from: an evidence review; occupational skills, knowledge and abilities from the O*Net database, and; transferable skills identified in apprenticeship frameworks and standards. To find out more contact Peter Dickinson.
Call for evidence: Investing in adult education
Following the report ‘Adult Education: Too important to be left to chance’ (July 2016), commissioned by The All Party Parliamentary Group for Adult Education, a new 'Call for Evidence' is now underway. The work is led by IER's Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE. The aim of this Call for Evidence is to explore the benefits of adult learning on people’s health and well-being and how national policy in England for health and well-being, and adult education can be linked more closely.