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Howard Gilbert

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 11:45am

It is with sadness that I write that Howard Gilbert died recently at the age of nearly 92.  He was a distinguished adult educator, who was a thoughtful and supportive colleague to everyone he met, and a marvellous advocate for adult learning and learners.

by Helen Prew on 22 May 2015

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NIACE and NOCN strengthen partnership

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 10:56am

Following on from the news in March 2014 that NIACE and NOCN were to form a strategic partnership, NIACE is delighted to announce that it is now a charitable member of NOCN.

on 22 May 2015

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Quick Reads continue to boost literacy learning

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 11:37am

The latest evaluation of Quick Reads - conducted by NIACE with hundreds of literacy tutors - demonstrates how the books are changing attitudes towards reading, levels of confidence and engagement in learning.

on 21 May 2015

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A Citizens' Curriculum: A new agenda for Government

Wed, 20/05/2015 - 10:07am

The Citizens’ Curriculum taps into what motivates adults to learn. It helps people experience learning which is relevant and useful to their lives, their needs and their work, focusing on digital, health, financial and civic skills, while improving their English and maths.

on 20 May 2015

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New priorities for Work and Pensions Secretary

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:52am

NIACE and our strategic partner Inclusion, jointly congratulate Iain Duncan Smith on his reappointment as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. We are committed to working closely with him to help deliver his core priorities over the course of this coming parliament.

on 19 May 2015

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Capturing the moment on devolution

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 3:17pm

NIACE has identified five deliverable and fiscally neutral asks that cities, LEPs and Local Authorities should be building into their devolution plans, and that NIACE can help make a reality.

on 13 May 2015

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Agenda for new Secretary of State

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 4:46pm

NIACE has identified key priorities for the new Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid.

on 11 May 2015

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Work and career support for the long-term unemployed: a better Work Programme

Fri, 08/05/2015 - 10:21am

Rob Gray how the next Work Programme can foster innovation, partnerships and collaboration.

by Rob Gray on 08 May 2015

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Time to ensure older people gain the digital skills they need

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 10:20am

In the next in our series of blogs on the Ten Policies for Ten People, Steve Mulligan explains how the Government can deliver a programme of Training to support Older People and carers to rapidly gain the skills they need to access online services.

by Steve Mulligan on 07 May 2015

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Unlocking the talents of Young Adult Carers

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 10:07am

In the next in our series of blogs examining our Ten Policies for Ten People, Nicola Aylward details the actions the next Government must take to help unlock the talents of Young Adult Carers.

by Nicola Aylward on 06 May 2015

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A new route to work for young people

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:54am

In the next in our series of blogs on the ten policies we want the next Government to implement, Dr Fiona Aldridge discusses a new learning & earning route for young people.

by Dr Fiona Aldridge on 05 May 2015

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We can do better

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 4:37pm

Chief Executive of the Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion, Dave Simmonds, discusses proposals to re-structure support for disabled people. 

by Dave Simmonds on 30 Apr 2015

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Advanced Learning Loans are "not working."

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 3:54pm

NIACE responds to the latest figures on applications for 24+ advanced learning loans.

on 30 Apr 2015

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A Citizens’ Curriculum - helping people get the basic skills they need

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 9:39am

Joyce Black urges Government to implement a Citizens’ Curriculum approach to adult learning, allowing more people to gain skills which are relevant to their lives, their needs and their work.

by Joyce Black on 30 Apr 2015

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Time to grasp the opportunities of migration

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 12:00am

Steve Mulligan stresses why urgent action is essential in the first 100 days of the next Government to unlock the skills of migrants - and other UK residents - to ensure we meet the needs of business and create greater community cohesion.

by Steve Mulligan on 29 Apr 2015

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Putting people in charge of their own learning and careers support: Making Personal Career Accounts Work

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 12:00am

Personal Careers Accounts will create a 'win-win' for individuals, employers and Government claims Tom Stannard in the next in the series of blogs detailing our proposals for the next Government - Ten Policies for Ten People.

by Tom Stannard on 28 Apr 2015

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Festival of Learning survey finds that UK is a nation of 'wannabe' chefs and musicians

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 4:33pm

In a survey to launch the Festival of Learning, we asked people what they would most love to learn.

on 27 Apr 2015

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The time is right for an Apprentice Charter

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 12:00am

Continuing our series of blogs discussing the ten policies we would like the next Government to introduce in its first 100 days, Shane Chowen makes a powerful case for an Apprentice Charter.

by Shane Chowen on 27 Apr 2015

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Boosting careers will boost growth

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 10:00am

Stephen Evans explores how the low-pay trap is impacting on economic growth and why a new Career Advancement Service is an urgent priority for the next Government.

by Stephen Evans on 24 Apr 2015

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Are the storm clouds really rising?

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 2:54pm

David Hughes discusses the ‘perfect storm’ facing employment, learning and skills and what the next Government must do to help the skills system change for the better.

by David Hughes on 23 Apr 2015

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