Research and analysis

Armed Forces literacy and numeracy skills study

Report looking at the impact of literacy and numeracy skills on Service personnel and their operational effectiveness.

Documents

Armed Forces basic skills longitudinal study: executive summary

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Armed Forces basic skills longitudinal study: part 1

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Armed Forces basic skills longitudinal study: part 2

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Details

The report makes recommendations on the most effective support for Service personnel in their first 2 years. It shows how:

  • large employers have successfully put English and maths at the heart of their respective recruitment and progression regimes
  • with the right support, significant numbers of employees can be engaged in learning

Part 1 sets the context for the study report, and gives an overview of the provision and impact of literacy and numeracy skills.

Part 2 explains the research methodology, looks at skills within each of the Armed Forces, and gives recommendations.

Published 7 June 2012