Go the distance
Improving skills, confidence, and career opportunities
We believe there’s no better time to take focused action to support employment. Our go the distance campaign helps people to train and retain skilled work – then progress to lifetimes of continued professional fulfilment.
With go the distance, we:
- Work with colleagues such as the Learning and Work Institute, Recruitment and Employment Confederation, and MH+A to study the economic and labour market context. Then, we use our deep insight into what works to help providers design and deliver brilliant employment programmes
- Research the skills, knowledge, and behaviours that people need to find, stay and progress in work. We have a particular interest in meta-skills and in how we can enable people to transfer into different sectors. Read how meta-skills can support sustainable and adaptable careers in this thought piece from Richard Eyre, Chief Programmes Officer for education charity, The Brilliant Club
- Use our insights to develop substantial qualification and curriculum bundles linked to the main FE provision types (16-19, traineeships, apprenticeships and adult education). These bundles include qualification combinations, work schemes and session plans, substantial learning resources, e-learning content and more
- Use our regional expertise to offer operational support to training providers to help them design, mobilise and manage employability provisions to Ofsted outstanding levels.
Keeping you informed
We’re collaborating with our expert colleagues to study the economic and labour market context and draw insights. Take a look at our research, insights, analysis, blogs and podcasts to keep up to date with our thinking.
We support adults training for employment
We’re determined to support our colleagues across adult education to engage and support adult learners on their next steps.
We support the Government’s £111m investment in traineeships as central to the economic recovery plan. We believe in the transformative power that traineeships have in building a workforce for the future.
Build a programme for 16 to 19 learners
Build a programme of learning that will excite your 16- to 19 learners. Use our programme builder to tailor schemes to meet their specific needs.
Collaborate with us
We’re proud to work alongside and collaborate with several organisations to deliver our go the distance campaign. If you’d like to get involved in the campaign, complete our enquiry form or email the team on: [email protected]