The research covers adult learners (aged 19 plus) undertaking Skills for Life courses in literacy, numeracy and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). It also includes adult learners undertaking:
- Skills for Life courses funded as mainstream classroom-based Adult Learner Responsive (ALR) provision
- courses in a work setting, funded under the Train to Gain service
The survey was conducted between October and December 2011, and included over 4,400 learners.