Courses too short

27th November 2009 at 00:00
The Government's Skills for Life initiative under fire

The Government's Skills for Life initiative has not significantly improved literacy or the economic performance of participating companies, according to the first study of basic skills learning in the workplace. The study, led by Professor Alison Wolf and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, found that the basic skills programme did little to improve people's earning potential, productivity or employability. Professor Wolf said one of the main reasons was that the courses were too short.

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