Citizens' Curriculum Follow-up Evaluation Report


Between 2014/15 and 2015/16, Learning and Work Institute (then the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) was supported by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to run a series of pilots to test a ‘Citizens’ Curriculum’ in a variety of contexts. This model promotes learning which is locally-led, involves learners in shaping its contents, and interlinks basic skills in language (English for Speakers of Other Languages), literacy and numeracy with digital, financial, health and civic capabilities.

The evaluation of the piloting activity broadly confirmed the feasibility and success of the Citizens’ Curriculum approach in a range of delivery contexts across the adult learning and skills sector, and resulted in a multitude of benefits for learners, practitioners and providers.