What we do

We undertake research, prepare reports and offer advice on skills policy, vocational training, adult learning and basic skills based on extensive global experience.

We can provide tailored advice, analysis and review on topics such as workbased learning, the teaching and training workforce, qualification systems and frameworks, partnerships with employers and trade unions, postsecondary programmes and pathways to higher education, recognition of prior learning, embedding basic literacy and numeracy in vocational programmes.

Recent and current work by Skills Policy and Simon Field includes work with the OECD on apprenticeship in England and Israel, with the Gatsby Foundation on apprenticeship and higher technical education in England, on Costa Rica’s education system; with UNESCO on pathways between TVET and higher education; and with the World Bank on vocational reform in Poland.