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Evidence-based policy is at the core of our work and what will drive our recommendations to Government. You can find all published Reports and Papers here.

The Future of Higher Technical Education in England: Expanding Opportunity for All

April 2022

This report takes a detailed look at the poor take-up of higher technical education (HTE) in England – often referred to as the ‘missing middle’ or ‘forgotten half’ of the English education landscape, and the challenges this presents to the Government’s ambitions for improving productivity and levelling up economic performance within and between regions.

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Learning Ecosystems: A new model for levelling up skills in Doncaster

March 2022

This 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’.

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The Pathway to Lifelong Education: Reforming the UK's Skills System

October 2021

In this first report, 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.

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