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Adult skills and lifelong learning

Inquiry

The Education Committee is relaunching their inquiry into adult skills and lifelong learning (ASALL). The Committee's inquiry will examine the state of adult skills and lifelong learning (ASALL) provision. The inquiry will explore key themes such as participation in ASALL, the balance and range of different forms of provision, and the role of employer-led training. The inquiry will also examine the role played by local authorities/combined authority areas in providing adult education.

 

Terms of reference

  • The individual, social and economic benefits of adult skills and lifelong learning (ASALL).
  • Levels of participation in lifelong learning, and how to address the barriers to participation faced by disadvantaged groups.
  • The role of ASALL in addressing skills needs of workers whose jobs are at risk, and those experiencing in-work poverty.
  • The role of community learning providers, and whether enough is being done to support them.
  • Regional disparities in ASALL provision across local and combined authorities, and how well devolution of the Adult Education Budget is working.
  • What measures would be effective in supporting employers to invest in training and reskilling, particularly for low-skilled workers.
  • The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on ASALL provision and demand.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Third report: A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution
Inquiry Adult skills and lifelong learning
Committees Education Committee
HC 278
Report
Response to this report
Third Special Report - A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report
HC 1310
Special Report
Third Special Report - A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report
Inquiry Adult skills and lifelong learning
Committees Education Committee
HC 1310
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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29 September 2020
Inquiry Adult skills and lifelong learning
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
22 September 2020
Inquiry Adult skills and lifelong learning
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
ASL0011 - Adult skills and lifelong learning
Witnesses Prisoner Learning Alliance
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence
ASL0012 - Adult skills and lifelong learning
Witnesses Department for Education
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence
ASL0010 - Adult skills and lifelong learning
Witnesses Association of Employment and Learning Providers
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence