Research and analysis

Prior qualifications of adults undertaking classroom-based courses in further education 2010 to 2011

BIS research paper number 82. Explores how far investing in adult learner responsive learning is up-skilling people with lower skill levels.



This report presents the findings of research into the prior skills and qualification levels of adults aged 19 and over on adult learner responsive (ALR) learning provision in 2010 to 2011. The research aimed to understand the extent to which investment in ALR learning provision is being directed toward up-skilling individuals with lower skill levels. It also explores the profile of learners undertaking such courses and those undertaking their first Level 2 learning, in demographics, employment status and income, and to investigate why learners take up these courses. See also the reports on prior qualifications of adults in apprenticeships and in Train to Gain learning.