Mapping investment in adult skills – which individuals, in what learning and with what returns?

This project for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills had two elements. Firstly it used publicly-available data to map funding in adult skills by government, employers and learners.

Secondly, findings were analysed alongside evidence of the benefits and returns from adult skills in order to assess which types of learning, for which types of learners, lead to the greatest economic returns in the labour market, learning progression and wider benefits, such as health and wellbeing outcomes.