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Research and analysis

Foundation learning national evaluation

Evaluation to review the implementation of foundation learning and to assess its effects.


Foundation learning national evaluation

Foundation learning national evaluation: brief


This study was commissioned in October 2010 to evaluate foundation learning (FL). The main elements of the evaluation took place over a 5-month period from November 2010, with final reporting completed in April 2011.

The main objectives of the foundation learning evaluation are:

  • understanding how it is being implemented locally
  • providing an assessment of views of foundation learning amongst learners, practitioners and employers
  • gathering evidence on the outcomes for young people who are undertaking it