Become a supporter

Learning and Work Institute supporters are people or organisations dedicated to increasing learning, skills and employment opportunities who want to show their support and be involved in our mission.

It’s free to become a supporter. We want it to be a two-way process: making sure you’re up to date and get an early look at our work and latest developments; and utilising your expertise to help shape what we do.

Our supporter network replaces our membership, and we welcome all L&W members to continue your relationship with us as a supporter. Sign up to our Welsh supporter network here.

What we do

Influencing policy

We develop ideas for learning, skills and employment. We led a campaign for a successor to European Social Fund. We made the case for extra investment in adult basic skills. We gathered the views of experts on improving the quality of and access to apprenticeships.

Developing practice

We support providers and practitioners. We helped the Greater London Authority map ESOL provision for Syrian refugees. We developed a Learning, Work and Wellbeing toolkit for providers working with young adult carers. We’ve established a Better Work network to share best practice in helping people progress from low pay.

Building evidence

Our analysis helps understand what works. We publish a monthly analysis of the latest labour market data. We run a regular survey looking at adult participation in learning. We evaluate programmes, such as West London’s Skills Escalator. We research employer capacity for providing T Level work placements and the support they would need.

Reasons to become one of our supporters

Stay informed

Receive regular updates on our work and latest developments in the sector, as well as early access to new research and findings.

Be involved

Help shape our work by sharing your expertise and insights, and take part in campaigns on policy, funding and delivery

Keep engaged

Get access to our programme of events, webinars, and resources aimed at practitioners and commissioners.

Who can be a L&W supporter?

Anyone who cares about or wants to know more about learning, skills and employment. Both individuals and organisations can join our network. It’s open to public, private and third sector organisations, and people from front line practitioners to policymakers.

How do I become a supporter?

You can sign up by completing our online form below or for further information please email

Please note that our supporter network replaces our membership.