Call for Treasury to invest £20m in FE research centre

According to FE Week, the Social Mobility Commission has urged government to create a “what works” centre to advise on where the FE sector needs extra investment.

The plan would cost £20 million over the next five years and the centre would be embedded within an existing organisation.

A new evidence review into the attainment of disadvantaged students, led by the Learning and Work Institute for the SMC, reported that FE “lacks a structured approach to boosting research, experimentation and evaluation to fill the evidence gaps” compared to other policy areas.

The report went on to claim that the current evidence base on what works in FE and adult learning is “fragmented”.

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