Reforming Technical Education

Since 2016, the Report of the Independent Panel on Technical Education, chaired by David Sainsbury, has been a key driver for the ongoing development of T Levels, the new technical study programmes that will sit alongside apprenticeships and A Levels within a reformed skills training system in England.

In our foundation project, we were commissioned for the development of the occupational maps that are now being used by the Institute for Apprenticeships to inform the T Level development process.

Connecting the Curriculum

Increasingly, universities are adopting educational frameworks that aim to connect their graduates with the world of work, through ensuring alignment of learning outcomes with the types of workplace competences currently in demand throughout business and industry.

We are currently collaborating with a major higher education establishment in a series of employability studies assuring best educational value for its students in relation to taught competences.

Building Blocks for Labour Market Intelligence

The global financial crisis has underscored the importance of intervening in the labour market to protect workers and promote better employment outcomes. Active labour market policies have proved to be successful in averting lay-offs, increasing employability, and creating job opportunities.

Lying at the core of developing, delivering and improving active labour market policies is a robust labour market intelligence system which works across all aspects of supply and linking in detail to demand.

Our client, the national training fund for a forward-looking country outside the EU, is establishing advanced labour market intelligence to determine its higher educational needs for the future. We are proud to be assisting our client in creating some of the fundamental occupational and educational building blocks of data for this ground-breaking project.