Engaging people with learning difficulties in workplace learning

27 September 2013

Two new resources on engaging people with learning difficulties and / or disabilities in workplace learning have been produced by the Institute for Employment Studies and NIACE, on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency.

The two resources – a research report and a guide for providers – are based on the good practice, insights and experiences of a number of providers from across England and highlight where and how providers can work to make their offer of workplace learning more inclusive for disabled employees.

The wider study consisted of a rapid evidence assessment, analysis of Individualised Learner Record data, an online survey of providers, qualitative interviews with providers and staff from the Skills Funding Agency’s provider case studies and three action learning events.

Marinos Paphitis, Executive Director Provider Management (South) at the Skills Funding Agency, said:

“It’s vital that we support more people with learning difficulties and disabilities to gain the skills they need to fulfil their potential and progress in the workforce. I’m pleased to see that many providers are working hard to deliver learning provision in an accessible and inclusive way, but the report makes clear that there is more the sector can do. The guide includes a wealth of good practice and I look forward to working with the sector to support the implementation of the recommendations.”