Research and analysis

Cost and outreach pilot evaluation: interim findings

Interim findings from the evaluation of the cost and outreach pilots.


Costs and outreach pilots evaluation: interim report


The cost and outreach pilots are testing different approaches to outreach in engaging adults in learning, and whether offering a course fee subsidy encourages take up.

The pilots are running in 5 areas:

  • Greater Lincolnshire LEP
  • Heart of the South West LEP
  • Stoke and Staffordshire LEP
  • Leeds City Region LEP
  • West Midlands Combined Authority

This report presents early findings from the initial stages of the evaluation. The findings are based on learner enrolments data, a quantitative survey of learners, and qualitative interviews with learners.

Published 18 July 2019