Research and analysis
Prior qualifications of adults in further education workplace learning: 2011 to 2012
Findings of research into the prior qualification levels of adults aged 19 plus undertaking workplace learning. BIS research paper 117A.
Ref: BIS/13/P195 PDF, 1.27MB, 83 pages
Prior qualifications of adults undertaking workplace learning in further education 2011 to 2012: data
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The research examined how far investment in workplace learning has been directed towards up-skilling individuals with lower skill levels, especially those without prior attainment at full level 2 (equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grades A to C or NVQ level 2). The research looked at the demographics, employment status and income of learners undertaking workplace learning and those undertaking their first level 2 learning.
The research looked specifically at the highest prior qualifications of adult learners (aged 19 plus) who were undertaking full level 2 or full level 3 workplace learning in November 2011. The survey took place between October and December 2012, and involved 3,000 interviews with learners.