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Basic competence in working life – stepstone to Trade Certificate

Much of learning takes place outside formal education. Workers need to update their competencies and keep pace with rapidly changing technologies. Basic skills development can be more relevant and effective if the world of learning and the world of work are linked and workplace skills development can result in acquiring new qualifications. This video from Norway shows an example of how employers can help re-engage workers with learning.

Type of document: Video

Author: Skills Norway

Language: English

Impact of Poor Basic Literacy and Numeracy on English Employers

The overall goal of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills study (2016) was to communicate to employers the benefits of investment in relevant provision by addressing the lack of quantifiable evidence of the costs of poor literacy and numeracy skills to English employers, and the costs and benefits of literacy and numeracy provision for these employers. This literature review has been undertaken as the first stage. It is as excellent synthesis of evidences about the literacy and numeracy skills in workplaces, employers view about basic skills, benefits and barriers.

Type of document: Literature review

Author: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (UK)

Language: English 

 

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