Learning through Work: Literacy, language, numeracy and IT skills development in low-paid, low-skilled workplaces - Literature review

Newton B, Miller L, Bates P, Page R, Akroyd K | Report 433 | Institute for Employment Studies | Jul 2006

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The SEEDA-funded basic skills programme created learning partnerships centred on the low-paid workplace in NHS Trusts across the south east region. These learning partnerships delivered literacy, English language, numeracy and IT (LLNIT) skills in NHS workplaces.

These offered a valuable opportunity to investigate, across a number of sites, how on-the-job LLNIT learning might widen participation in learning, to support both organisational performance and the skills development of low-paid workers in the south east.

This report presents findings from the first stage of this project: a data analysis of low pay and low skills in the south east, and a literature review, which sought to characterise low-pay, low-skilled work and workplaces, and to identify practices and opportunities to develop LLNIT skills.