Investing in ‘what works’ activity in Further Education and Adult learning


This paper sets out the case for establishing a What Works Centre for Further Education and adult learning.

It presents the rationale for investment in ‘what works’ activity to support evidencebased decision making in the sector, providing analysis of the scope of existing activity and evidence in the FE and adult learning sector. It then proposes an approach to establishing a Centre that aims to transform understanding of what works for FE and adult learning.

It follows an evidence review of what works to improve attainment among disadvantaged students in technical education, as well as consultation with stakeholders from the sector.