Evidence review: Improving attainment among disadvantaged students in the FE and adult learning sector


The Further Education and adult learning sector plays an important role in improving socio-economic outcomes and supporting social mobility. Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are significantly less likely to participate in learning or training and tend to have lower attainment but are more likely to participate in FE and adult learning compared to other post 16 routes.

This report maps the evidence on what works to improve attainment for disadvantaged students in the FE sector.