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  • Report Launch | The Role of Microcredentials in Modular Learning
    08 Jun, 11:00 – 12:00
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  • In conversation with... Jesse Norman MP
    14 Jun, 11:00 – 12:00
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Previous Events

In conversation with SoS Kwasi Kwarteng MP

16 May 2022

In this monthly session, we welcomed Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to discuss what more can be done to solve the productivity puzzle, linking the country's industrial strategy to skills development, and how a 'Green Skills revolution' can be a driver for growth.

Report Launch: The Future of Higher Technical Education

27 April 2022

Reversing the decline of Higher Technical Education provisions in England could be key to realising the Government's Levelling Up plans.

In conversation with Michael Gove MP

28 March 2022


The Lifelong Education Commission is running a series of monthly online talks, moderated by the Chair Chris Skidmore MP, covering Lifelong Learning, and all things related to policy around Education and Skills.

In this monthly session, we are happy to be welcoming Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities, to discuss the Commission's Skills and Levelling Up Manifesto, and how a Skills Strategy needs to align more closely to Devolution and Local powers to deliver on the promise of Levelling Up the country.

Report Launch: Learning Ecosystems

8 March 2022

The Commission's second report seeks to explore how a place-based approach to education and skills can transform lifelong learning. This builds on the experience and practice of partners in Doncaster to establish a local ‘Talent and Innovation Ecosystem’.

Evidence Session - The role of microcedentials in a future skills system

1 March 2021

What are microcredentials? Why do we need them? How do we define them and maximise their utility?

Evidence Session - HTQs and Level 4 and 5 Skills

23 November 2021

This Evidence Session focussed on Higher Technical Qualifications and the role of Universities in delivering Level 4 and Level 5 skills

Evidence Session - Creating a local ecosystem that supports talent and innovation

12 October 2021

This Evidence Session focussed on how Education and Skills can play a role in local agendas, especially when aiming to turn around places, by creating an ecosystem that supports talent and innovation.

Report Launch: The Pathway to Lifelong Education

4 October 2021

In this first report, kindly sponsored by Birkbeck, the Lifelong Education Commission seeks to recommend how the barriers to adult learning can be removed; what future investment is needed to support this; and what change is needed to ensure the maximum flexibility that will benefit learners and deliver on the promise of a whole system change for lifelong education.

Pathways to lifelong learning

19 July 2021

Evidence Session with Bill Lucas, John Butcher, Willy Kitchen, and Ashley Wheaton

Levelling Up with Education and Skills

14 July 2021

With Luke Hall MP, Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, Damian Allen, Chief Executive, Doncaster Council and Michael Stevenson, OECD

Funding our Education and Skills System

6 July 2021

Evidence Session with Philip Augar, Claire Callender, Jack Britton, and David Hughes

In conversation with SoS Gavin Williamson

26 May 2021

On 26th May 2021, our Lifelong Education Commission, welcomed the Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson and the Minister of Apprenticeships and Skills Gillian Keegan, to discuss the Government’s White Paper ‘Skills for jobs: lifelong learning for opportunity and growth’.